First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
Genetic Testing/Ancestry
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
Ever considered spitting into a tube and sending the tube into a DNA testing centre to trace your ancestry with "23 and me" and "Ancestry" DNA testing kits?

Well I myself just completed and mailed back my Ancestry DNA testing kit that I am now eagerly waiting the results for (I believe its a 6-8 weeks waiting for results). Have any of you in these forums ever done one of these tests and were you happy with the information or do you think your money went to waste?
8637 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / a pop tart
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
No. I always thought it was rather silly.
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17

RyukoKuroki wrote:

No. I always thought it was rather silly.


Is that because you have a good idea of who your're descended from or do you just don't find that kind of stuff interesting?

Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
Yeah I always found it really weird that people care about it so much. Like I saw old people on facebook saying stuff like wow amazing for an ancestry.com advert and well.... yeah.
16274 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
My aunt got big into the genealogy aspect of it which can be really cool, but if you are just doing it to see where your family is from, I don't think it is quite worth it.
8637 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / a pop tart
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
I have no idea who I'm descended from, I really just don't care.
21982 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
i actually plan on doing ancestry in a month or two
i hope i have polish in me i have alot of respect for the polish people
and a part of me hopes i have some percentage of black so i can get more help from social security and they cant say they cant help me because of myskin color, yea, ive gotten thatshit
and i could also use liberal logic andsay im black/mix therefore i cantbe racist
i wonder if i could do it tho lol or with native american
joking aside

i know im irish german and british , i know i also have viking but which viking -country- i dont thinkits norwegian
16075 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / AH / Helipad
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
Seems expensive.
676 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
38 / M / Everywhere
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
I'm really curious to know my heritage and how far it goes back. I find it extremely amazing that our DNA contains memories and knowledge of our ancestors. It basically means we are our ancestors since we have them within us.
mxdan 
12308 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / A Husk.
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
I did a test once years ago. My ancestry is Irish, French, and German. Mostly French though in the North Western area. Apparently I'm not too far removed from the Kennedy family... Rip.
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17

sundin13 wrote:

My aunt got big into the genealogy aspect of it which can be really cool, but if you are just doing it to see where your family is from, I don't think it is quite worth it.


Yeah I guess I'm also going through that genealogy phase. I heard 23 and me offers additional information on health intolerance's and other genetic predispositions but you have to pay more.
1307 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / New Jersey
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17
I would be more convinced to do the ancestry thing if more of their commercials were honest. No more of this "my great, great grandmother was a revolutionary pioneer who helped bring people to the new world." or "my great grandfather invented a new way to blah blah, blah." Let's hear some "my ancestors did nothing. Absolutely nothing. They worked dull jobs for little pay and got no reward from it." Or better yet lets her from those whose ancestors were criminal masterminds. That would be so much more interesting.
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17

Shipwright wrote:

Seems expensive.


Very expensive. It's cheaper than in the past thankfully.


redokami wrote:

i actually plan on doing ancestry in a month or two
i hope i have polish in me i have alot of respect for the polish people
and a part of me hopes i have some percentage of black so i can get more help from social security and they cant say they cant help me because of myskin color, yea, ive gotten thatshit
and i could also use liberal logic andsay im black/mix therefore i cantbe racist
i wonder if i could do it tho lol or with native american
joking aside

i know im irish german and british , i know i also have viking but which viking -country- i dont thinkits norwegian


It's a good chance that you would have Norwegian ancestry as they did most of the raiding and pillaging in the British isles. I've also heard theories about red-hair being brought to the British isles as a physical trait by the Vikings.
1453 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/14/17

GrandMasterTime wrote:

Ever considered spitting into a tube and sending the tube into a DNA testing centre to trace your ancestry with "23 and me" and "Ancestry" DNA testing kits?

Well I myself just completed and mailed back my Ancestry DNA testing kit that I am now eagerly waiting the results for (I believe its a 6-8 weeks waiting for results). Have any of you in these forums ever done one of these tests and were you happy with the information or do you think your money went to waste?


I've had the ancestry and health DNA test from 23andme.
There's some interesting information but there weren't too many surprises.
For example, my ancestry would is as followed:



In terms of ancestry, there isn't really a lot that these genealogy kits are going to tell you.
The real "kick" comes from using the social aspects of these websites to find common links with other users.
I have found quite a few "distant" relatives that have filled in a few gaps and some that are so distant that they don't really mean much.
Overall, you may be a little underwhelmed by the initial results (most I know that have done these say this).
But, as time progresses and you're paired up with those who are related to you (even if it's something as obscure as a sixth cousin).
That's when things get more interesting and the money spent becomes more "justified".

I just suggest not thinking you'll find out that your great-great-great grandfather did something amazing.
Realistic expectations are always good to have.
49969 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / F / New Jersey, USA
Offline
Posted 12/14/17 , edited 12/14/17
I kinda want to know what part of Africa my family originated from.


Seems a little interesting.
First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.