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Has anybody else tested DNA?

Old 12-30-2018, 08:34 AM
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We got a DNA test for our daughter's birthday and the results were very intriguing. So my hubby bought each of us a test kit for our anniversary. We're still waiting results, but I've started building a family tree and I'm astounded by what I've found. I've been able to go back five generations without paying anything yet. I'm still not finished, but may have found relatives I never knew existed living only a couple hours away. This is fascinating and it's like eating peanuts.....
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:41 AM
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No. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:51 AM
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Yes please! People are so scared of this. I love this hobby!
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:06 AM
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Not me. I'm not giving anyone my DNA to do with as they please, thankyouverymuch.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:23 AM
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I am mostly interested in those I know and love. Although it is interesting to see what ethnic background and regions your DNA originated from, the people in my family tree are just names.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:29 AM
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DH and I did it last year, Christmas gift from DDs. Didn't do much for me, but DH was able to get in touch with a couple of lost cousins. They had a long telephone conversation over the holiday. Good for him as he feels like there is no family left, just him and a sister who has spent more years not talking to him than talking to him.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:29 AM
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I have found several cousins thru my DNA and have learned so much more about my extended family. I love my genealogy hobby, and love corresponding with newly found relatives. I have gone back several generations on one side of the family, but I do think my g grandfather was dropped on this earth from out of nowhere! Can't find a single record on him, except a marriage licence. But I keep searching. I don't think you are ever finished. Always something new and interesting pops up. Good luck with your next generation!!
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:16 AM
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I did it last year and didn't find much new as far as where the family came from. I did a pretty complete search on my mother's family several years ago. Her family was from Sweden; a cousin still lives in the area they came from. He went to the church the family has attended since the last 1700s and sent me all the information he could find. I don't have near as much info on my dad, the the DNA info confirmed his family came from the areas we already knew. It was interesting.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:40 AM
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My sister-in-law had hers tested a while back. It came back 37% Native American. She recently got an updated report indicating only 3% NA and is still left wondering about her ancestry.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:59 AM
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It is very intriguing. I have several friends who have done it. One friend has a Native American grandmother but her test came back 0% Native American, but the NA database is very, very small, so we all expect this to change over time as more people participate in the testing. Another who was adopted at birth, he knows his birth mother but not his birth father. He did the test and found who his father is. My husband is one-quarter African American, his sister's test came back 16% African. I'm learning some fascinating stuff about DNA!
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