AncestryDNA members! New Update!

United States
March 30, 2017 1:33am CST
If you've already taken a DNA test with AncestryDNA (Ancestry.com) then you should have gotten an email about Genetic Communities. Log in to your DNA results and it will show you "Genetic Communities". AncestryDNA defines "Genetic Communities" as : "Genetic Communities™ are groups of AncestryDNA members who are connected through DNA most likely because they descend from a population of common ancestors, even if they no longer live in the area where those ancestors once lived." It's most likely not going to show you anything you didn't already know... I logged on and it says "Hey you've got common ancestors in Western, North Carolina." You don't say?? (My grandparents moved from Western NC to the Piedmont back in the 50's.) Anyway, maybe it will tell all current AncestryDNA members something they didn't already know?
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Mar 17
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
30 Mar 17
I've never registered for this site. I don't see why, at this stage of my life it's important to know my DNA unless it becomes important in getting the medical help I might need someday.
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• United States
30 Mar 17
Another site offers "health DNA" where it shows the more genetic characteristics we inherit as well as potential illnesses... It's quite pricey. I know the DNA testing isn't for everyone. My grandfather, who does the research for his side (both of his parents) and for my grandmother's side (his wife) has finally decided to get his DNA tested after seeing my results. He was a hard sell but he wants to see if he has any Native American in him because there is a full blooded chieftan in our line somewhere.
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@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
30 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum One reason I haven't spent time and money digging into my ancestry is because I have no children. It would be a different story if I did have some.
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• United States
30 Mar 17
@bagarad I am digging into my own because I really do not know all that much about my father's side. I was his only child, and all I really know are "whispers" of things. I have always been curious about family history though. I don't spend money (other than the DNA test). I do everything for free and have been able to obtain documents from ancestors this way as well.
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• United States
30 Mar 17
All the Vietnamese people have similar last names I think it'd be hard to detect.
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• United States
30 Mar 17
I don't think they just go by last names.. but that would definitely make it harder to differentiate.
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• United States
30 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I'm not sure what they'd do by. My Birth name (a Vietnamese) one is pretty common also.
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@alberello75 (18676)
• Genova, Italy
30 Mar 17
In my opinion, my ancestors, could conveying to me only their hereditary characteristics from their DNA. For example, hairless! How you think from this point of view?
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• United States
30 Mar 17
Well yes, we get characteristics from our relatives....
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@alberello75 (18676)
• Genova, Italy
30 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I always thought this. I have no hair because I inherited from my father.
@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 17
It must be fascinating. I don't know if it is available here in the UK. Not that I have checked it out maybe I should!
• United States
30 Mar 17
It is enlightening. You don't have to pay for a full membership just to do the DNA test and you can look back at the results anytime you want as well.
@jstory07 (69928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Mar 17
I do not know how to log into my dna results but I will see if I can figure it out because I did not get an email.
• United States
30 Mar 17
just go to ancestry.com/dna and you can log in.