This post is sponsored by Ancestry.

Wow. Can I just tell you guys how much I LOVED doing this giveaway? This was truly such a pleasure and so heartwarming and touching to read all of your comments and learn your own life stories. Thank you for sharing with me and the folks of I have chosen 10 winners and without further ado, here they are:



CONGRATULATIONS to you all and thank you for entering, commenting and sharing. I will be in touch via e mail to collect your mailing info for my friends at Ancestry!

Even if you didn’t win, please don’t give up on your journeys. The more of us that participate in doing our DNA tests, the more that more of us can gain from the experience!  “With more than 7 million people tested, AncestryDNA is the world’s largest consumer DNA network,” said corporate genealogist Crista Cowan. “This helps people discover their ethnic origins, their connections to distant relatives, who their ancestors were, and where they came from – all from a simple saliva sample.”

Some of you had questions about what you can learn through completing your DNA test. Others had questions about what happens when you sign the Ancestry waiver, or are concerned about sending out your DNA – can insurance companies get this info? Can you learn more about your health records to understand what genetic issues may be in your background? Visit for answers to your questions – they break down just about every question you could ask on their FAQ (click here), terms and conditions and in their privacy statement. They’ve got a whole section on informed consent that’s worth reading if you want answers. Also you can contact their team directly for any questions specific to you.

I know I have no regrets about going on my own DNA discovery journey, and I hope you have the same feeling when you go on your own. So many of you shared stories of your own fragmented family trees, your own desires to know more about your genetics, your families and more. I honestly wish I could give away DNA kits to EVERYONE who commented. Unfortunately, I’ve only got 10 for free. BUT my friends at Ancestry are kindly offering a special discount: today through February 25, 2018, AncestryDNA kits are on sale for $69*! Click here to purchase your kit today and save.

 I hope that more of us with questions and yearning to know more about our heritage and personal family history can eventually find the answers we are seeking.

Thank you to Ancestry for partnering together and for providing this deal to Afrobella readers. And thank you all for reading and supporting Afrobella – I wouldn’t be able to do things like this without you!

This post is sponsored by Ancestry, but the opinions are mine!

*AncestryDNA kits are priced at $69 now through February 25, 2018 only.


Toya says:
February 23, 2018, 8:58 am
Omg! I’m so happy to be a winner. I can’t wait to find out my results. I’ll be sure to keep you posted. Thank you so much!
Kim Hood Blount says:
February 23, 2018, 7:25 pm
OH MY GOODNESS! Thank you so very much! I have been saying that I needed to do this for so long. I am so grateful! And I will be sure to share my results with you.
Annjanette Halton says:
February 23, 2018, 10:26 pm
I’m so excited to be a winner and thank you!
Jen says:
February 24, 2018, 12:36 am
Omg!!! I am truly grateful. I thank you and Ancestry for the wonderful opportunity.
Courtney says:
February 24, 2018, 10:47 am
Many, many thanks to you and Ancestry for this incredible opportunity! I can't wait to share my results. I am so grateful!
Pets says:
February 24, 2018, 6:24 pm
This was a wonderful partnership and will encourage many more to take that test.
Nichole F. says:
February 25, 2018, 1:29 pm
Omg I won?! I never win anything! ? THANK YOU!!!