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Uncover Secrets from Your Distant Past with @23andMe Twitter Party

by on July 10, 2013
in Blog, Giveaways, Announcements, Health and Home, Organization :: 87 comments

Join us for a Techlicious Tea Event

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Time: 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CST/11 a.m. MT/10 a.m. PT
Hashtag to follow: #techtea

Hosts: @techlicious @suzannekantra @c2cmom @23andme @CeCeLMoore

You probably know where your grandparents came from, and maybe even a couple of generations before that. But what about your ancestors from 500 years ago? How about 10,000 years ago?

During the party, we'll be talking about researching your ancestry including:

  • Are genetic personality traits based on where you come from?
  • How you can find out your ancestral origins in relation to 22 worldwide populations.
  • Do you have “hidden DNA?” Trace amounts of DNA from another ethnicity?
  • Can you trace lineage back to famous figures such as Marie Antoinette and Thomas Jefferson?
  • What percentage of your DNA came from Neanderthals? Yep, that's right. We all have some Neanderthal genes in our DNA. How much do you have?

Modern genetic testing from our sponsor 23andMe can help you find out. The 23andMe DNA analysis is easy to do—order a kit online, provide a saliva sample, and send it back with the provided return postage. Once the lab has completed your genetic analysis, you can access your personal results in a secured online account.

We'll also be giving away 23andMe DNA test kits to three lucky participants!

Enter for a chance to win a 23andMe DNA test kit:

23andMe DNA test kit

We're giving away DNA test kits (MSRP: $99) to three lucky #TechTea participants, courtesy of 23andMe! 

How to Enter:

RSVP by commenting below for a chance to win! Enter your name and Twitter handle. To be eligible to win you must RSVP and participate in the event using #techtea.

Official Rules

We will randomly select three (3) winners from the entries. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. Click here for the full rules.



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From Keziah Gibbons on July 10, 2013 :: 4:34 am

I will be there! Always wanted to research my ancestry. @Gods_Smile

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Lovin DNA genealogy

From @RebeccaPacey1 on July 11, 2013 :: 1:18 pm

I would dearly love to have a 23andme kit to help look for the elusive ancestor.

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I could also use another

From Max Heffler on July 11, 2013 :: 1:40 pm

I could also use another kit to identify segments from ancestral branches that have not yet been tested.

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RSVP @curtislu

From Curtis on July 10, 2013 :: 11:19 am

RSVP @curtislu

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From Kelly Jo on July 10, 2013 :: 11:20 am

I will be there with bells on!  Just found out I have a different biological Dad, and he is deceased. To top it off, his Grandmother was sent from NYC to Louisiana on the Orphan Train in the early part of last century. I have no reference about my paternal heritage. Looking forward. Thanks
Kelly Jo

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From Kelly Jo on July 10, 2013 :: 11:27 am

RSVP
@smartychic

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@09jojo09 rsvp cant wait really

From JoBeth Butcher on July 10, 2013 :: 6:57 pm

@09jojo09 rsvp cant wait really into genealogy

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@sblinde

From Samantha B on July 10, 2013 :: 6:59 pm

Hi there! Here’s my RSVP smile
@sblinde is my Twitter username.

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From Dick Harris on July 10, 2013 :: 11:22 pm

Hello My Twitter username is @DickBonnieHarri.
This is my RSVP

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From Brian Depaul on July 10, 2013 :: 11:54 pm

Hi this is my rsvp and my twitter. Handle is @thegeekgamer76

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From Heather on July 11, 2013 :: 2:38 am

RSVP @heatheracts This sounds really cool. Can’t wait!

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RSVP @PalmettoChickie

From CASSIE on July 11, 2013 :: 9:53 am

RSVP from @PalmettoChickie

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RSVP @MommyFactor

From Onica {MommyFactor} on July 11, 2013 :: 9:59 am

I’ve always wanted to try this service. Look forward to learning more info

Onica @MommyFactor

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From Christy McMahon on July 11, 2013 :: 10:52 am

RSVP for: @sixximus_prime

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Sounds fun! RSVP for @nikki2kids

From nikki on July 11, 2013 :: 11:29 am

Sounds fun! RSVP for @nikki2kids

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I wanna win

From Bren on July 11, 2013 :: 11:40 am

I’m curious about my DNA makeup too smile

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Woo!

From Erin on July 11, 2013 :: 11:40 am

I’ve always wanted to know how much of my Irish and German heritage is real, since many of my family members were adopted!

@LadyNerdly

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Twitter @patuberI'll be there rsvp

From Bren on July 11, 2013 :: 11:41 am

Twitter @patuber
I’ll be there rsvp

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From Haley Valentine on July 11, 2013 :: 11:42 am

I will be there!
@haley_valentine

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From Tammy Lynch Sigond on July 11, 2013 :: 12:03 pm

@TammySigond rsvp

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rsvp @ellanhead

From jeannine s on July 11, 2013 :: 12:09 pm

rsvp @ellanhead

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that should be @mellanhead

From jeannine s on July 11, 2013 :: 12:16 pm

that should be @mellanhead

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From Jennifer Galan on July 11, 2013 :: 12:12 pm

Awesome! @LaYen

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From Fabrizio on July 11, 2013 :: 12:50 pm

Here I am… beautiful evening in Milan, Italy

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Forgot it... @Aik_11 here

From Fabrizio on July 11, 2013 :: 12:52 pm

Forgot it… @Aik_11 here

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From Dom on July 11, 2013 :: 12:56 pm

@DomFrancese

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RSVP @joaniecupcakes

From @joaniecupcakes on July 11, 2013 :: 12:57 pm

RSVP @joaniecupcakes

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From Valeri on July 11, 2013 :: 12:57 pm

Hope i win I want to know more about what makes me, me.

Twitter @calerii

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From Stacy Libby on July 11, 2013 :: 12:59 pm

Exciting!

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From Bruce on July 11, 2013 :: 1:00 pm

Generation map?

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Fun

From @msmary1962 on July 11, 2013 :: 1:01 pm

RSVP @msmary1962

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From Melissa Robards on July 11, 2013 :: 1:01 pm

RSVP’ing smile  @m ropez

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23 and Me rocks

From Dwight Holmes on July 11, 2013 :: 1:02 pm

A"2nd cousin level"match on 23 and Me helped solve my cousin’s lifelong mystery and identify
who his father was! Have more brickwalls to conquer - hoping to won a free kit!

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From Steve Belter on July 11, 2013 :: 1:04 pm

@sbelter Still learning…

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From Shannon Christmas on July 11, 2013 :: 1:04 pm

@ShannonXmas

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From Deb McCleary on July 11, 2013 :: 1:06 pm

I’d love this for my kids, both of whom are adopted. We know some family history, but my daughter’s birthfather was adopted as well, and he has no family history at all.
@deb_mc7 on Twitter

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I'm following the #techtea discussion!

From Karin Lindstrom on July 11, 2013 :: 1:06 pm

I’m following the #techtea discussion! @prettyneatorin

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@bert6624

From Rob Warthen on July 11, 2013 :: 1:09 pm

Rob Warthen @bert6624

Loving some twitter parties.

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what a wonderful journey

From DeeDee Jensen Vest on July 11, 2013 :: 1:10 pm

I cant belive how good it feels to unlock the past for our future

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From Michael Dreimiller on July 11, 2013 :: 1:12 pm

I’m @dreimiller on Twitter

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From Anne-Marie on July 11, 2013 :: 1:12 pm

RSVP annemarie

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@diamonda2u

From Renee Brown Dixon on July 11, 2013 :: 1:12 pm

@diamonda2u

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From Courtney on July 11, 2013 :: 1:13 pm

I’ll be there! @CourtneyAnne36 Courtney Skells

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From Kayla Manocchi on July 11, 2013 :: 1:14 pm

RSVP @KaylaManocchi on Twitter

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RSVP @jennyology

From Jennifer K. on July 11, 2013 :: 1:14 pm

RSVP @jennyology

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From Itai on July 11, 2013 :: 1:15 pm

I’d like to join.
@itai_perez

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RSVP @sweetserenebbli

From Sheila Vives on July 11, 2013 :: 1:16 pm

RSVP @sweetserenebbli

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23andme changed my life

From Karen Wooten Durrett on July 11, 2013 :: 1:18 pm

i found my birth father, and my high risk for breast cancer, i fought/my dr for a biopsy, and yes i had breast cancer i am now a 2 year survivor

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RSVP @MarieOakes

From Marie Oakes on July 11, 2013 :: 1:19 pm

RSVP TO WIN, from @MarieOakes

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From Angie Bush on July 11, 2013 :: 1:22 pm

RSVP from @Angie_Bush

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