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DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. #4688590
03/08/18 10:40 AM
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OVERKILL Offline OP
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I believe there might have been a thread on this in the past? My sister got the 23andMe kit for Christmas from a friend and just got her results back, which seem to align reasonably well with the known family history.

My dad's dad's family is British, my dad's mom's family is British.

My mom's mom's family is Scottish and Irish, my mom's dad's family is German and French.

These are the results:



Anybody else toy around with this? How close did your results align with your family history?


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688609
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I can think of no better way for Government to get your DNA on record and for you to pay for the testing.


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688613
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I got to do one for free due to a health condition I have. The ancestry results were as expected although it claimed I was 1% northern European which I find hard to believe. (I'm 100% Asian)

Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4688622
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[quote=JohnnyJohnson]I can think of no better way for Government to get your DNA on record and for you to pay for the testing. [/quote ]

Not if you keep your tinfoil hat on.

Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688623
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Not reallly.

I'm half Hispanic and half European .

Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688624
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What's "Hispanic"?

Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4688625
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
I can think of no better way for Government to get your DNA on record and for you to pay for the testing.
If the government needs your dna sample, they will get it, regardless, so no need to worry about that.


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688630
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Mine lined up pretty well with known family history as well. It also gave evidence to support an old family legend that we've not been able to verify otherwise. I wouldn't rely on these reports as 100% accurate, but they can be very informative and interesting.


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688680
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It's basically a Carfax for your DNA LOL

I know all I need to know about mine...can't change it!


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688709
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My brother and sister both had theirs done recently and they are very close but not exact. My brother gave me the kit for Christmas and I thought it shouldn't show much of a difference between siblings but I thanked him and will do the test.

Coincidentally, my BIL gave my wife one for Christmas. As both were adopted, their results could be much more interesting.

Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: 28oz] #4688711
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So just like that, you're going to leave us hanging?
We all love legends...
Originally Posted By: 28oz
Mine lined up pretty well with known family history as well. It also gave evidence to support an old family legend that we've not been able to verify otherwise. I wouldn't rely on these reports as 100% accurate, but they can be very informative and interesting.


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: Danh] #4688728
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Originally Posted By: Danh
[quote=JohnnyJohnson]I can think of no better way for Government to get your DNA on record and for you to pay for the testing. [/quote ]

Not if you keep your tinfoil hat on.


where is antique when we need him?


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: Reddy45] #4688733
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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
I got to do one for free due to a health condition I have. The ancestry results were as expected although it claimed I was 1% northern European which I find hard to believe. (I'm 100% Asian)



Marco-Polo

People did move around in the old days, it just took longer. The Vikings did a lot of "intermingling." laugh

Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: OVERKILL] #4688751
03/08/18 01:43 PM
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So I was just reading an article on how kids of sperm donors are tracking down their donors with this kind testing. The actual donor doesn't need to submit their DNA but just a close relative and some googling does the rest... Seems hard to believe that lots of people sign something in clear language that allows others to search their DNA profile in detail?
What's included in the paper work for this?


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Re: DNA testing - Ancestry, 23andMe...etc. [Re: PhillyJoe] #4688767
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Originally Posted By: PhillyJoe
Coincidentally, my BIL gave my wife one for Christmas. As both were adopted, their results could be much more interesting.


My five year old is adopted. We know quite a bit about his biological mother's side, but not much about his biological father's. We sent his spit sample off about a month ago, so it will be interesting to see the results.

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