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11-06-2019 09:51 PM
I did Ancestry and was less than impressed my brother did 23 and me and well he found out that my GG had a brother who did not leave Russia, so I have cousins I did not know existed
11-06-2019 09:59 PM
I am leery of these companies too.
A few routine blood tests would cost more than the intricate genetic testing they are performing.
How are they making a profit ?
My daughter did 23&Me and I couldn't see any benefit whatsoever in what she found out. I think she enjoyed parsing out the family tree so I'm happy for her.
Also, I am very leery about the info they transmit. Some of it is valid and documented but some health projections and predictions are suspect, IMO.
11-06-2019 10:00 PM - edited 11-06-2019 10:08 PM
Yes, had mine tested and I was thrilled...especially since I was adopted. I found out I'm:
38% - English/Welsh
22% - Eastern European/Russian (Polish/Romanian/Hungarian/Slovakian)
19% - Scottish/Irish
The other 21% is a mix of German, Norwegian, Swedish, and areas in the Baltic States
11-06-2019 10:17 PM
My son sent his dog's dna to be tested, and paid for it. The company said it was lost in the mail and they won't refund the money...HOAX! It states in fine print that if it's lost so is your money.
11-06-2019 10:31 PM
@Miss Shelly wrote:
Someone I know found out she is not her father's daughter and her mother had a secret. Both parents are deceased and we had a laugh.
LOL At least you can laugh about it!
11-06-2019 10:42 PM
I have ZERO desire to find out about relatives I don't know about. I know where I came from, Arkansas. I know who raised me and loved me.
So that's all I need or even want to know.
11-07-2019 06:36 AM
ever hear about Pandora?
I read Dear Abby et al
every week a letter on this,
found out unknown relative, or parent not a parent
only do it it if you think through before , what your steps would be
11-07-2019 08:06 AM
Yes I did Ancestry and located family members I did not know about.
As a result found out my fifth great grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War and now I am a member of DAR.
11-07-2019 08:20 AM
I already knew what countries my ancestors came from but the percentages were interesting with combining parent's backgrounds. I also had a 4% and 5% of countries that were a surprise. I question being able to detect future health issues with some companies.Surprisingly people have had their rescued/adopted dogs done that I have met at the Dog Park. I am not that curious about mine.
Last year Ancestry had a Holiday Special price. I needed to call for assistance as my residence kept saying Canada instead of US. They were helpful and straightered it out. It took a month to get the results.
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