DNA Ancestry Tests
May 21, 2018 6:35pm CST
I am very curious to know about my ancestors and the history of their lives. I know quite a lot and I am always trying to research just for my own amusement. You can now take a DNA test to figure out your racial background and where you ancestors originate from. I find this very interesting but I don't think I will be paying for the expensive DNA test just yet...apparently it shows you what areas of the world your ancestors are from but not exact countries/regions and I already know that so it's pointless for me personally. Would you be willing to take an ancestry DNA test?
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• United States
HELL to the NO! Don't do it! My mother did one and I am PISSED that a lot of my genetic information is now out there and easily linked to me. The future repercussions of doing this type of test already are alarming and who knows what will happen in 10 or 20 years. I advise everyone who talks to me about it to NOT DO IT!!!!! Read this article and then at least you will have made an informed choice:
A word to the wise: Read the complete terms of service.
@tzwrites I know how much a serious test costs and how long it takes to have results. You know very well how long it takes when the police ask the forensic to perform a DNA test. How can those organizations offer a service for 20 dollars and reply in a few days? They cheat, they look at your data and give you a standard response (most US users will receive a DNA test saying that they have part of Irish ancestors and so on).
• United States
It is something I have been considering simply because I am very much interested in genealogy and seem to always have an ongoing project related to my family tree. I am not sure when it would be if I decided to do it as I am choosing to spend my money on other things at the moment. I would like to fill in parts of my family tree that have alluded me (some of my more distant relatives on my dad's side, for instance).