At home DNA test

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

One of my family members is a geneticist and he thought these would be a great Christmas present for the whole family so he did some research into who does them well. By far the best one out there is 23 and me. We all did them as a family and it was a ton of fun to see our heritage as well as what traits our genes typically go along with (i.e. dimples, freckles, snoring, etc…). It also showed some diseases you are a carrier for, which was nice to know (it is for knowing what you may pass on rather than diagnosing yourself). You can also share reports with other family and friends and compare. So I could see that I have almost no genes in common with my husband (which is usually a good thing) and exactly which genes I got from which parent. It was tons of fun, I highly recommend them!

Post # 4
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

I want to do one so bad but finding one that ships to France are difficult, DNA tests are basically illegal over here (if I understand the wording correctly) and most of the big names won’t ship them here.

Post # 5
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I just did the Ancestry DNA test to find out what percent of everything I am. I also found a half uncle that know one knew about! It was great to tell my dad (who has no family besides his kids) that he has a half brother!

Post # 6
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I had so much fun with these! I grew up believing I was 25% Swedish due to having a swedish last name. I’m 0% but very British/Irish. I am also part Polynesian! It was great to learn new things. Ancestry also had a tool that traced my ancestors back to the 1500’s which was neat. I also connected with distant relatives I never would talk to normally. I highly recommend getting your DNA done.

Post # 7
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I sent in my 23and me test recently, awaiting the results!! 


Edited to say 23andme is on amazon for 50$ for prime day.

Post # 9
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

From what I’ve heard,’s seems to be the most accurate because they have the largest number of samples from people around the world, but I think 23 and me is up there too. 

Post # 10
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

headoverboots :    Thank you for sharing.  I just provided a sample for and mailed it back to them. Both of my parents were adopted at birth and I only know that my maternal side of the family is Italian. I have blonde curly hair and blue eyes, so I cannot wait to see what else I’m mixed with. 

Post # 11
6560 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

asobos :  Dammit! I was doing SO well about not ordering anything for Amazon Prime day, and then you had to post this! I mentioned it to Darling Husband, who said, “Order one for me, too!” So I’ve now ordered two of the 23 and Me tests. Honestly, I’m not sure why Darling Husband wants one at all, as we’ve traced his lineage, on both sides of his family, firmly to the Netherlands. But he wants to check it out anyway.

Post # 12
6323 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve done several of them. My husband and I just did Ancestry. It was great. My mother’s boyfriend just found a long lost daughter he never knew about as a result of her doing an Ancestry test.

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