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Old 12-09-2019, 08:34 AM
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Iím buying one as a gift (requested). Any one know which is the best? I donít realize there were more than 1 option
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I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
Old 12-09-2019, 09:00 AM
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Send DNA to some corporation to do with as they will. What could go wrong?
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Instead, you should tell them it is a bad idea to your DNA into a database that is available to government agencies or anyone with enough money.
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I used Ancestry and found a few surprises.
Old 12-09-2019, 09:12 AM
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More and more often we are seeing criminal cases come from these Ancestry DNA companies. Who knows what theyre doing with that information, above and beyond sharing it with the federal and state governments.
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I saw a comedy promo, first person excitedly tells percentage results!
Second person says mine says I am 92% dumbass for giving out all of my information!
Also I panic when I hear the stories of illegitimate children finding their biological father!
The 70's and 80's were a great time, why spoil it?
Old 12-09-2019, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jwfost View Post
Iím buying one as a gift (requested). Any one know which is the best? I donít realize there were more than 1 option
Any criminals in the current of future family tree?
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My wife wants to do it. I'm not interested because of the above reasons... with that said the two options I found from Ancestry depended on health info. The cheaper one was family history/DNA history; the more expensive one was family history PLUS health factors. I got her the cheaper one.
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Originally Posted by Bridgeman53 View Post
Send DNA to some corporation to do with as they will. What could go wrong?
And happily pay for it to boot
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My coworker did it and found out he had a 13 yr old daughter with a crazy mother.
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about 2 years ago we found out about a cousin that we didn't know about. My grandfathers oldest brother had a son before he went to Europe in WWII, and was killed just after the Battle of the Bulge. Some family members (of his generation) knew that the son existed, but never knew his identity. He's in his 70's and gone his entire life without knowing any family from his fathers side. Our family does very large family events, and he and his kids have attended most of them since. My grandfather had kept all of the letters that his brother had sent throughout the war, and also had all of his metals including a Bronze Star and 3 Purple Hearts. It was pretty neat being able to get those items into his hands so that he could finally find out more about his father.
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No way
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Ancestry, 23 and me , Family DNA about the same. 23 and Me has interesting stuff if the person getting the gift is interested in helping research through answers to questions like 'are your earlobes attached at the bottom or not'..lol. I wouldn't go for any of the medical options unless you have no idea of your parents illnesses (i.e you were adopted / parents died when you were very young). If that's the case, it could provide some insight as to what to be screened for as far as illnesses that could affect you.
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Wonder what youíd get back if you sent in your dogís dna swab.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
I used Ancestry and found a few surprises.
itís the surprises Iím worried about.
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To me that ancestry DNA kit would be kind of like posting your SS number all over the internet....
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I can hardly wait until the insurance companies get ahold of this data if they have not already.
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Used Ancestry. Be prepared for interesting findings. Of course, you can turn off any subjects you don't want to know about, or want other people to find out about. Finding lots of unknown cousins could lead to interesting discussions. I found it fascinating.

Other than the wife finding out she was Scottish rather than Irish, all the "where are you from" stuff was as expected.
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I used Genes For Good, its a service through the University of Michigan. You have to fill out some questionnaires and wait on a waiting list, but you do get all the same info for free.

I did find out why I can't swim worth a crap, I have a gene that makes my bones about 50% denser than most. I wasn't able to get my C-card in high school because I couldn't tread water for 10 minutes.


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