Why do so many people dream of going to Egypt?  Why do we feel the ‘pull’?  You know, when you think about it -the answer is rather obvious.  We all came ‘Out of Africa’.

Not so long ago, a friend told me about a company in the US called 23andme.com .  This company provides a DNA analyses service.  There are a few people and races in history and across the world that I feel an affinity with and I was eager to see if my attractions to them had a logical basis or if they were just flights of fancy.

My father’s family name is ‘COLLINS’ a name that can be traced back to belonging to one of the 4 Egyptian kings who ruled Ireland.

This is one of the things I was hoping to prove when I ordered the DNA Sampling Kit from the States.  If I had researched the subject a little more I would have found out that in actual fact every woman on Earth actually is a descendant of one woman in Africa….oh so many centuries ago.

What I did not know was that it is a little more difficult to research the paternal side of the family because the Y Chromosome is only passed down father to son …. DAMN!

Anyway, apparently if we go back far enough it seems that all men are descended from ONE man in Africa also….and the descendants of this man and this woman traveled up through Egypt and spread out across the world….chances are everyone of us has a smidgen of Egyptian DNA in us 🙂 🙂 🙂

There you have it – from the bottom of our souls….we are all Egyptians to one degree or another.  I am having great fun finding 3rd, 4th, 5th and so on cousins I never knew I had and am constructing my family tree.  So far I can go back to my great, great, great grandmother on my mother’s side – and even in those 4 generations we have migrated from Donegal to Fermanagh to Cavan to Cork to Limerick to Egypt and back to Cork again…WOW!!

So why don’t you have a little fun – get your own DNA analysis kit from 23andme.com and check out your ancestors….and while you are at it – come back to Egypt and get in touch with your roots 🙂  At least now I know why I have a love/hate relationship with Egypt – Egyptians are family!!  Isn’t that how we feel about family?  Have a nice day!!

Mara

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