Another DNA Update
January 11, 2017 1:21pm CST
I forgot to tell you this, but with my message saying that my sample had arrived in Ireland, it instructed me to get working on my tree because they will be using it to look for matches. Okay, I have on one Ancestry and that is where they are going to be looking when they try to find cousin matches for me. They will look at other people who have taken DNA tests that have some of the same surnames on their trees... So, if you are considering having your DNA tested, I really recommend going over and start building a free tree on Ancestry.com You are going to know your parents and grandparents and with a little asking around, you might find a few more people to add. That's how I started, and then I started talking to my mom... which opened a floodgate lol!! And then she started asking around. It doesn't take long!! And it's a great way to kill a snowy afternoon!
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@DesirousDreamer The test will scour all of the other DNA doners to see if anyone else has similar DNA to me. That's where the cousins come in. It will also tell you where my DNA originally came from... And we are talking 1000s of years ago! That should be really cool!! I'm back to 1700s in my own research... the sample that I sent will searc even further back!
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@Hate2Iron That would definitely be a wonderful part of the history curriculum. With the technology today, history classrooms could easily accomplish this. Of course, all use of technology would have to be closely monitored by teachers for this project, and parents would have to give permission, but what a great idea.