Quite by chance yesterday I stumbled across a TV show on You Tube yesterday, where Eddie Izzard is sent to revisit his DEEP ancestry, via DNA samples, right back to Namibia, where all European ancestry comes from, with a common ancestor 200,000 years ago.
You can watch the first episode in its entirety on You Tube.
It includes a factoid that I hadn't come across before, that all people with blue eyes originate from a common ancestor in a known place and time:
OK, it's not quite like knowing your ancestors names, jobs, etc, but I am tickled pink to know where my blue eyes came from.
Being of English birth, I am well aware of being a mutt, I even know some of my own mutt strains from genealogical data. But I'd still love to do the DNA thing, in fact I've looked into it, and as it gets more popular, the price is gradually coming down. Once it falls within my budget, I'll be sending my spit off for analysis.