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Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Aamartin » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:15 am

Has anyone else done this? It is fascinating and also includes matches of others who did the test. I found some 2nd cousins I knew nothing about!
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Postby MysteryReader » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:52 pm

I want to do it soon. I'm adopted and suspect I've got 1/2 siblings out there, somewhere. I'm curious but not sure I will contact any that I find (opening a can of worms there). So you're European, Scandinavian, and Irish?

I'm currently working on my husband's line and my Mom's (part of them) right now.

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Postby debbiediablo » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:17 am

I have the kits but lost interest when the FDA ordered 23 and Me to cease and desist sending personal genome reports that included health reports indicating the risk of getting or carrying genetic mutation for diseases such as cystic fibrosis or breast cancer or their response to drug therapies. That's what I paid the $99 per person to get! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :evil:
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby MysteryReader » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:47 pm

Debbie,

I know, right!? I was going to do it through them (wonder if there are any other companies that do it) because I'm adopted and wanted to know if there was any risks that I needed to be aware of. I did make contact again with my BM. But now, I want to know where I came from.

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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Debbie » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:40 pm

I completed the Ancestry dna test last year, and found only fourth cousins and fit her back.
I uploaded my raw data and put it on genmatch.com.
I really liked the tools on this site.

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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:05 am

There are several outfits offering DNA testing. Have any of you gotten tested by more than one? If so, how did the results compare? I'm itching to have my DNA tested, but I'm not sure which company I should choose.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:25 am

Just took the plunge! I googled DNA testing and found that My Heritage had the best review, so I signed up with them!
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Postby twinsrwe » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:40 pm

I have not joined any of the genealogy sites. My father had two middle names. I have attempted to find my ancestors on his side of the family, several times, but there was not one genealogy site that got his first name correct! :sad:

I hope the My Heritage site works well for you, Constantine.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:47 pm

Thanks. I've already gotten a message saying they had some more info for me about my ancestry (at an additional price, of course).
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby twinsrwe » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:33 pm

Well, of course!!! :lol: Bet you weren't a bit surprised, were you?
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:39 am

Sent my DNA out several days ago! Can't wait to find out I'm 5% Neanderthal and that I was adopted and am actually Norwegian. (Just kidding (I think).)
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Postby twinsrwe » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:41 pm

I hope your DNA test proves to be all that you thought it would be, Constantine. I did a Google search and was surprised to find that Ancestry.com is not even listed! How odd is that?

http://tinyurl.com/yab4e3z3
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby twinsrwe » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:48 pm

Check out the video in the beginning of this article, to find out how reliable home DNA ancestry tests really are: http://tinyurl.com/hpcypy6
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:56 am

I saw an article about the first set of triplets yesterday. I know it's a ballpark sort of thing. Strange that the quadruplets had so much better results with the same company. Mine (MyHeritage) was the one with the best reviews.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby twinsrwe » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:50 pm

I agree, Constantine, it is very strange that the first set of triplets and the quadruplets had such different results. :shock: I wonder if the quadruplets had a different level of testing done in order to obtain a more accurate result. :scratch:
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:04 pm

I remember that a company I had been considering had two levels. I had to take two swabs for mine. I wonder if they test for mitochondrial DNA or Y chromosomes (the only ones that can be traced in the female or male lines, respectively). It would also be interesting to try two different companies and see what the differences would be.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby MysteryReader » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:50 pm

I used 23&me for DNA and genetic. I've found lots of cousins but no answers to any closer family members. If your Dad tested, Constantine, you'd get the Y chromosomes, I think, in your file. My father-in-law has done 3 companies.. not too much difference.

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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:46 am

My father's been dead for fifteen years. I don't thnk I could dig him up, nor would I want to go to the trouble. I'd have to go to Greece for Y chromosome-carrying relatives. At least one cousin (on my mother's side) has been tested by the same company. She would be a mitochondrial relation.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby InterestedReader » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:59 am

So is the Ancestry one not thought any good?

Here in the UK it's the only one advertising on tv - the only one most of us have ever heard of!

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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby twinsrwe » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:10 am

According to the dnatestingchoice.com web site, the AncestryDNA is listed in 4th place out of 36 sites where a person can get their DNA tested. I think that is a pretty good rating considering how many other sites it is being compared to.

The reviews, for Ancestry DNA, start on the right hand side of the page: http://tinyurl.com/ycy9e3ny
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby twinsrwe » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:21 am

Here is another independent review of AncestryDNA testing, that I found quite interesting: http://tinyurl.com/kuku2re
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby InterestedReader » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:10 am

twinsrwe wrote:According to the dnatestingchoice.com web site, the AncestryDNA is listed in 4th place out of 36 sites where a person can get their DNA tested. I think that is a pretty good rating considering how many other sites it is being compared to.

The reviews, for Ancestry DNA, start on the right hand side of the page: http://tinyurl.com/ycy9e3ny



Thanks. We'll have a read.
Have you done it? :grin:
I think it's only just catching on in Europe. Among Europeans who didn't migrate anywhere perhaps we tend to know what to expect. I don't know there's much of a mystery in me & my better half. He's Italian all the way through and all the way back.

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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby twinsrwe » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:58 am

You're welcome, Wendy.
No, I haven't had my DNA tested. The more I research the different sites offering DNA testing, the more hesitant I become about getting tested. The following is just my opinion, and I hope it does not discourage anyone from getting their DNA tested:

The identical triplets that I presented above is a real eye opener. Identical triplets come from the same fertilized egg, so how in the world can they possibly have such different DNA results?

Furthermore, according to the web site I provided, listing the 36 DNA testing sites, the waiting periods range from same day to 12 weeks, and the cost ranges from $0.00 to $795.00! :?: :shaking:

Until the test results are much more accurate, I’m afraid I will not be getting my DNA tested.

However, I hope Constantine is very satisfied with the results of his DNA test from MyHeritage. I hope you will feel comfortable letting us know the results of your DNA testing. Who knows, Constantine, your opinion regarding the results you obtain from MyHeritage may influence me to change my mind.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:11 am

I don't expect to be very surprised. My ancestry is almost certain to be very largely Greek, though I know I had some Italian ancestry. If the story I heard is correct, two of my great-great-great grandparents emigrated from Italy. (This would explain why my grandmother had an Italian surname (Malaspina). That would make me 93.75% Greek and 6.25% Italian. I'm interested in seeing how close the match will be.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:41 am

My results have come in. No surprises. I'm 88.9% Greek (!!!) and 11.1% "Balkan." (As for the Italian, it's hardly surprising that it didn't show up. The amount of DNA you inherit from a great-great grandparent varies. You could get none at all. And Italians are quite mixed genetically. (There's ancient Roman, Lombard, Greek (!), etc., etc.) What part of Italy you come from would also be a factor.)
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:49 am

I forgot to mention that I received an e-mail with matches to people who could be distant cousins. They came from the U.S., Great Britain, Greece and China. The amount of DNA I had in common with them ranged from .3% to .7%, which I would hardly imagine to be significant.
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby twinsrwe » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:37 pm

Thank you for sharing the results of your DNA test with us, Constantine. Do you feel the results of your test was worth the cost of having the test done?
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Re: Ancestry DNA Test

Postby Constantine » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:37 pm

I'm not sure yet. The company has a website on which you can make out your family tree as far as you know it. So far, I've gotten far more information from that than from the DNA! They keep sending me new info on the relatives (and relatives of relatives) that I've filled in. A lot of this is for people who are not blood relatives, but relatives by marriage. I think I may have to start pruning this info! So far, I'm not getting any information about my ancestry other than what I already knew. I suppose I might have to contact distant relatives in Greece for this. I met a few many years ago, but I haven't been in contact with them since. Anyhow, it's ongoing, so I'll see. It wasn't terribly expensive, though.
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