Re: Do you believe the DNA/spit test ancestry products?
Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:31 pm
A DNA test will help connect you to ancestors/relatives who have already taken a DNA test. If any of those people are ALREADY listed in a family tree/genealogy at that site (Ancestry.com, etc), then you might be able to add yourself to that tree(s) (whether adding yourself directly at that site, or just copying the family tree for your own use).Dgflorida wrote: ↑Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:48 amMy one son has taken an ancestry test, 23 and me. My husband's brother took one from ancestry. com. Now the results were similar which is to be expected and everyone is possibly related to Billy the kid. What a busy fellow he must have been! Some people I know also discovered they were part Neanderthal. Now, these quick tests are nothing compared to real genealogy. What do you think of these quick tests and how do you think they compare to genealogy?
I took the Ancestry.com DNA test a couple years ago. My dad did six months later. Then my mom, six months after that. I really hadn't paid much attention to my dad's results, until I also had my mom's. Then I discovered that my dad....is NOT my dad, lol
I'm not going to tell him.
In the meantime, after much sleuthing based on what my mom could tell me about my DNA father (including an incorrect name!), i discovered fascinating things.....like me and Queen Liz are cousins! We split off a common branch at Henry II.
I found a huge genealogy at FamilySearch.org that traces dozens of generations of "my family" starting with my DNA dad's parents, going wayyyyy back to B.C.! Now, all these family trees you kind of have to take with a grain of salt, because they are created and researched by humans, after all......but if there are historic people in your tree, the odds are pretty good that the facts are mostly true, based on centuries of data.
My mom had four daughters with four different men. We all took Ancestry DNA tests.....we show up as "Close family/1st cousin" because we are half-sisters.
One of my sisters discovered two other half-siblings she didn't know about (she knew her dad had four kids....didn't know he actually had six). My sister and a new half-sister were actually born just two months apart......so their dad was REALLY two-timing his wife and my mom, LOL But then, my mom already had me from someone other than her previous boyfriend (the dad who raised me)
i'm not very mad at my mother about this ....what's the point, 50 years later? I will say, though, that i'm glad my new family tree is endlessly interesting.
I am 45% England/Wales, and I'm so excited about that, because before I knew my DNA, I would have assumed only a bit of British. But I always felt I belonged over there! And now I do! Maybe someone owes me a bit of property there! Maybe I can borrow a brooch or two from Liz! lol