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Would you be interested in your Genealogy DNA?

Started 1366846900.69 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1366940621.563 by mgm2
<h5 class="textxlrg bold">Discover where you're from.</h5>

Take a look into your cultural roots to discover your own unique genetic ethnicity. Find out where your ancestors came from and see how it compares to what you already know—or may think you know—about your family history. It could take your search in exciting and surprising directions.

It appears there is a kit (about a hundred dollars or so, depending on the site) that will tell you your ancestral dna.

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems.
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“Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale”-anonymous

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just bee1366847156.0613103 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico

And then wonder why your parents lied to you! Wink

My philosophy: Dogs are God's most perfect creatures. Angels, here on Earth, who teach us to be better human beings.

minkbunny1366847284.35725534 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

{#emotions_dlg.biggrin} I heard Mark Levin talking about it while I was on the exercise bike. We have done ancestral dna on horses (have to for insurance purposes). That is always interesting.

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems.
_______________________

“Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale”-anonymous

just bee1366847469.3313103 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 4/24/2013 minkbunny said:

{#emotions_dlg.biggrin} I heard Mark Levin talking about it while I was on the exercise bike. We have done ancestral dna on horses (have to for insurance purposes). That is always interesting.

And you can have your mixed breed dog's contributing breeds determined, as well. Or I can just continue to lie to him.

My philosophy: Dogs are God's most perfect creatures. Angels, here on Earth, who teach us to be better human beings.

NoelSeven1366847540.82312645 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010

I've been wanting to do this ever since I heard it was possible! I've been waiting for enough info on the different companies that do it for you.

As far as I know, I'm Celt which apparently means a high chance of also having a little Viking blood.

Viking emoticon

Proverbs 21:13

JaneMarple1366847722.7915667 PostsRegistered 5/23/2011Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.
Yes, I'm extremely interested.

Stop fighting over who created the world and fight against the people who are destroying it.

Talidog1366848158.863763 PostsRegistered 8/9/2007Heart of Dixie

A friend and his wife did the DNA search...husband's ancestors back for years and years with roots in several European countries. His wife found out she was related to European royality, which she never forgets to remind him of when he ticks her off. It all sounds like fun, but I really don't care...I guess if I had the extra money...but I don't. K

War Eagle!

------1366848537.11316942 PostsRegistered 2/13/2008

There are two types of DNA testing. Genealogy and disease/health testing. I am very wary of the latter.

I purchased the kit for 23andMe and was overwhelmed by their questionnaire. IMO they were asking too many detailed and personal, intimate questions. I asked for a refund (they took $25 off and refunded the rest). I also read in their disclaimer that although they intend on keeping the information they obtain private they cannot guarantee results will be protected from the prying eyes of your health insurance provider in the future. One of the big DNA testing facilities was recently bought by another company. The new company stopped accepting samples for DNA testing. Imagine the wealth of information they have. Imagine how much the information is worth.

I DID hear Ancestry dot com is great if you want to do genealogy DNA testing.

dooBdoo1366848653.08314396 PostsRegistered 6/27/2010Beautiful Southeast USA

Yes, I would be interested. A good friend who does genealogy research has been working on my family history. I think it's interesting.Smile


"Warm summer sun shine kindly here, Warm southern wind blow softly here, Green sod above, lie light, lie light -- Good night, dear heart, Good night, good night." (Mark Twain) ~★~

NoelSeven1366848693.90712645 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010
On 4/24/2013 ------ said:

There are two types of DNA testing. Genealogy and disease/health testing. I am very wary of the latter.

I purchased the kit for 23andMe and was overwhelmed by their questionnaire. IMO they were asking too many detailed and personal, intimate questions. I asked for a refund (they took $25 off and refunded the rest). I also read in their disclaimer that although they intend on keeping the information they obtain private they cannot guarantee results will be protected from the prying eyes of your health insurance provider in the future. One of the big DNA testing facilities was recently bought by another company. The new company stopped accepting samples for DNA testing. Imagine the wealth of information they have. Imagine how much the information is worth.

I DID hear Ancestry dot com is great if you want to do genealogy DNA testing.

Ancestry dot com does testing? I didn't know that, thanks!

Proverbs 21:13

RoughDraft1366848840.2938126 PostsRegistered 5/19/2007

We might all be cousins. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Because I grew up with this naive expectation of people doing right, I get shocked by every little violation.
Dave Eggers

minkbunny1366848868.9825534 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

Yes, Noel, that is the one I heard advertised. Sean Hannity has already got his and Mark Levin gets his back next week. Curious to hear what they have to say.

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems.
_______________________

“Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale”-anonymous

minkbunny1366848894.6425534 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007
On 4/24/2013 RoughDraft said:

We might all be cousins. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Could I borrow a couple bucks? {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems.
_______________________

“Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale”-anonymous

------1366849232.83716942 PostsRegistered 2/13/2008
On 4/24/2013 NoelSeven said:
On 4/24/2013 ------ said:

There are two types of DNA testing. Genealogy and disease/health testing. I am very wary of the latter.

I purchased the kit for 23andMe and was overwhelmed by their questionnaire. IMO they were asking too many detailed and personal, intimate questions. I asked for a refund (they took $25 off and refunded the rest). I also read in their disclaimer that although they intend on keeping the information they obtain private they cannot guarantee results will be protected from the prying eyes of your health insurance provider in the future. One of the big DNA testing facilities was recently bought by another company. The new company stopped accepting samples for DNA testing. Imagine the wealth of information they have. Imagine how much the information is worth.

I DID hear Ancestry dot com is great if you want to do genealogy DNA testing.

Ancestry dot com does testing? I didn't know that, thanks!

Yes! If you do it Noel I hope you get wonderful results!

Shorty2U1366849437.57713835 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007

I already know and traced my genology pretty far back to Italy and the Netherlands.

(My DH is doing his now also and has gotten quite far). And by the way my husband and I SHARE a great grandparent such as my 7th and his 6th great grandparent which we never knew until we did this AND it kind of grossed me out (even though its so far back it makes no matter).

Anyway- I know that on my moms side I am a great great etc grandaughter of the Revoluntionary and Civil Wars over and over (and there is a book out with my ancestors and family history in).

But if you are talking about DNA as in "health history" I have no interest in knowing health issues as I know the health issues back pretty far. As in good health on dads side, and a lot of bad health on moms. Alot of people on my moms side died young, including her. I have enough to worry about with health issues Ive been through and am going through. So no thanks!..lol.

Just so I know who my ancestors were thats enough! I dont want to know about their health way back when!

Hildegarde­ Withers1366853415.08722124 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008

My husband & I had this done several years ago & I'm pretty sure it was through National Geographic. I think I had started a thread or had posted about it, too.


NoelSeven1366855256.90312645 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010
On 4/24/2013 minkbunny said:
On 4/24/2013 RoughDraft said:

We might all be cousins. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Could I borrow a couple bucks? {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Proverbs 21:13

NoelSeven1366855291.5812645 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010
On 4/24/2013 ------ said:
On 4/24/2013 NoelSeven said:
On 4/24/2013 ------ said:

There are two types of DNA testing. Genealogy and disease/health testing. I am very wary of the latter.

I purchased the kit for 23andMe and was overwhelmed by their questionnaire. IMO they were asking too many detailed and personal, intimate questions. I asked for a refund (they took $25 off and refunded the rest). I also read in their disclaimer that although they intend on keeping the information they obtain private they cannot guarantee results will be protected from the prying eyes of your health insurance provider in the future. One of the big DNA testing facilities was recently bought by another company. The new company stopped accepting samples for DNA testing. Imagine the wealth of information they have. Imagine how much the information is worth.

I DID hear Ancestry dot com is great if you want to do genealogy DNA testing.

Ancestry dot com does testing? I didn't know that, thanks!

Yes! If you do it Noel I hope you get wonderful results!


Thanks! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Proverbs 21:13

Lila Belle1366855463.268118 PostsRegistered 1/24/2013

My family has done it.

I do so like
green eggs and ham!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Sam-I-am !

It's not a myth, it's math.

KatherineW1366855484.53328128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God
On 4/24/2013 NoelSeven said:
On 4/24/2013 ------ said:
On 4/24/2013 NoelSeven said:
On 4/24/2013 ------ said:

There are two types of DNA testing. Genealogy and disease/health testing. I am very wary of the latter.

I purchased the kit for 23andMe and was overwhelmed by their questionnaire. IMO they were asking too many detailed and personal, intimate questions. I asked for a refund (they took $25 off and refunded the rest). I also read in their disclaimer that although they intend on keeping the information they obtain private they cannot guarantee results will be protected from the prying eyes of your health insurance provider in the future. One of the big DNA testing facilities was recently bought by another company. The new company stopped accepting samples for DNA testing. Imagine the wealth of information they have. Imagine how much the information is worth.

I DID hear Ancestry dot com is great if you want to do genealogy DNA testing.

Ancestry dot com does testing? I didn't know that, thanks!

Yes! If you do it Noel I hope you get wonderful results!


Thanks! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

We might be related!!! {#emotions_dlg.w00t}




Hildegarde­ Withers1366855513.31322124 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008
On 4/24/2013 minkbunny said:
On 4/24/2013 RoughDraft said:

We might all be cousins. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Could I borrow a couple bucks? {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

Ha!


tansy1366855750.95323549 PostsRegistered 4/19/2005
One of my British cousins is really into it and sends me updates but I'm just not that interested. I could see my husband researching his family a bit more once he's retired.

"Things ain't what they used to be and never were." ~~ Will Rogers

dmod nj1366855856.10319919 PostsRegistered 10/4/2011Jersey
On 4/24/2013 RoughDraft said:

We might all be cousins. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

{#emotions_dlg.scared}{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

.....when you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity…you do not slam it shut behind you…you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.

KatherineW1366855884.81728128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God

I remember how disappointed Oprah was in hers!!!!




JaneMarple1366856005.98715667 PostsRegistered 5/23/2011Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.
On 4/24/2013 dmod nj said:
On 4/24/2013 RoughDraft said:

We might all be cousins. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

{#emotions_dlg.scared}{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

Stop fighting over who created the world and fight against the people who are destroying it.

RoughDraft13668562118126 PostsRegistered 5/19/2007
On 4/24/2013 NoelSeven said:
On 4/24/2013 minkbunny said:
On 4/24/2013 RoughDraft said:

We might all be cousins. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Could I borrow a couple bucks? {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Can you imagine family reunions?

Because I grew up with this naive expectation of people doing right, I get shocked by every little violation.
Dave Eggers

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