Post # 1
I’ve been researching my family tree, and that lead me to wanting to have an ancestry DNA test done to assist my research and also give me a more accurate breakdown of my heritage. Has anyone else done this? What did you discover? Any surprising results?
Post # 2
I did 23andme and the results really didn’t suprise me other than that they matched almost exactly to what I’ve always been told. The genetic data they provided was pretty interesting though. It was nice to know what, if anything, I could be a carrier for.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
I was gifted an AncestryDNA kit and just sent it in on the 2nd, so it’ll probably be weeks before I get my results. Friends of mine have been happy with the way they break down ethnic heritage. No huge surprises for anyone I know, just more or less heritage from certain countries than they were anticipating.
Post # 4
Commenting to follow! I am interested in doing this too!
How is it going for you? I have not come so far, I don’t know how I could possibly know if all the suggested possible relativs really are relatives or not… 🙁 I don’t have anyone to ask, so I’m stuck? :/
Post # 5
I really am curious about this. I’m just curious if anyone from Australia has done this and if so what service they used and how much cost. I’m definitely going to follow this thread.
Post # 6
I did 23 & Me a couple of years ago and I still find it fascinating. The main reason that I did it was to confirm my doctor’s suspicions about me having certain genetic mutations, but I was very curious about it because my dad was adopted. The “relatives” feature is pretty cool.
Post # 7
To the people who have done it, what did your ancestry end up being?
Post # 8
I recently did 23 and Me. It was kind of what I knew…47% Japanese, 6% Native American and the rest being European. It’s funny because I have a twin sister so she was dying to see “our” results.
Post # 9
For those who have done this, what have they cost? My dad was adopted and I would really like to know a little more.
Post # 10
I did AncestryDNA last year, genealogy is a hobby of mine. It was really exciting, and so fun. I had a surprise, which is that I have a decent chunk of Scandinavian ethnicity. I don’t know how exactly the science behind it works, so I don’t know if a certain percentage has anything to do with how recent that ancestor is. Meaning, I don’t know if that means that a more recent ancestor must have been Scandinavian or that it is evidence of the common interbreeding of Celts and Vikings. Maybe both? Trace regions are not necessarily significant. Here’s what your profile will look like:
Post # 11
I’ve been wanting to do this as most of my history is a little messy with adoptions with no records and male relatives that liked little boys (yikes).
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
The fine print of 23&me scares me – they can sell your info, give it to insurance companies, etc., from what I read last year when considering.
Instead this year I got myself an ancestry.com membership – what’s funny is that on my dad’s side I was always told I was Irish and Cherokee Indian, and I’m neither. What I found out was that I’m 100% English, literally no one came over from Ireland, and instead of being part Cherokee, my ancestor was one of the people involved with the Georgia land purchase from the Cherokee’s that the Supreme Court ruled against, but Georgia over ruled and they did it anyway. Ugh :/ Not proud.
On my mom’s side, I was always told that they were Irish and German. I found absolutely no German. There was one ancestor that came over from Ireland, but the rest were English through and through. Through my paternal grandfather, I traced back to Henry VII as my 16th Great Grandfather, and Mary Tudor Queen of France/Princess of England as my 15th Great Grandmother. I also found someone on my mother’s side that came over on the Mayflower. And the Irish ancestor I have came over during the Revolutionary War and fought as a Captain, which I found a document to him from John Hancock!
Post # 13
My Fiance has, found out he has middle eastern ancestry! His family had no idea….they are from England & Ireland
Post # 14
I did it and I want my sister to do it because we come from mixed ancestry (Ashkenasi and Southern Italian) so I was wondering if we got equal shots of certain ancestry from our parents. Because I am part Sicilian my Jewish side came out more than my Italian side because I also came out as part “Middle Eastern” (it includes North Africa, Turkey, and through Saudi Arabia). My dad is a mix of Jewish and Italian and my mother is Sicilian with a little Napolitan.
I took my raw DNA data and put it in another DNA analysis website that broke my DNA further to which part of Sicily and if I matched any ancient specimens.
Post # 15
Very cool to hear all your stories! I started a 14-day free trial at ancestry.ca and was able to trace my dad’s family tree back to the year 1195 and discovered a common ancestor with Princess Diana and Winston Churchill. Once I discovered that, I was hooked. I was able to trace my mom’s family tree back to the year 1436 and discovered the Native Canadian Ojibway ancestors I’d heard my family tell stories about since I was a little girl. So I ordered the AncestryDNA kit and they just emailed me saying they started processing it on January 4th. So far through my own research, I’ve charted my Ojibway ancestors and I also found ancestors from Ireland, England, and Germany.