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Gold Conversationalist
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Registered: ‎06-08-2013

Re: DNA testing

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Yes, I would be interested in this information also. I would like to do mine through Ancestry. I do recall reading something about 23andme and they advise not to trust as they are owned by someone having to do with Google.
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Registered: ‎01-23-2012

Re: DNA testing

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Thanks It's nice to know the lower price they offer AARP customers does not include the DNA test it self. AARP misleads us about a lot of stuff they offer. WRONG WRONG

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Registered: ‎01-23-2012

Re: DNA testing

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Thanks for info that the test isn't included in the price you pay to AARP does that a lot they miss let you. Makes me so disappointed AARP should not do that to its customers wrong!!
Trusted Social Butterfly
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Registered: ‎04-07-2015

Re: DNA testing

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de8960 wrote:

I considered have my DNA tested,  But who else is going to get the results?   Your insurance company, federal agencies or any group of no so honest hackers.  I do not think every Tom, Dick or Harry should be privie to it.


@de8960 I'll look this up and post the exact language (not this weekend, though) but can say that 23andme sends the results to you: the customer, and no one else. You can elect to answer research questions online for them. But you do not have to.

 

 

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Registered: ‎12-12-2009

Re: DNA testing

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I was surprised to find out that my ancestors were dukes and duchess from Spain. ...

Super Social Butterfly
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Registered: ‎09-03-2011

Re: DNA testing

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About 6 weeks ago we sent Ancestry a sample of our DNA. Haven’t heard back from them except for a few emails explaining they are a little behind in processing orders but to expect something in another couple of weeks. If my Surname is any indication of my origins then my ancestors immigrated to the US as a part of the general public and not as Royalty. c'est la vie, that’s the way it goes.

 

I agree below with NastiJ  If you are a member of AARP you can receive 30% off a World Deluxe Subscription at Ancestry.

 

You can check out the offer at ….      ancestry.com/AARPoffer        

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Registered: ‎01-20-2010

Re: DNA testing

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If you are an AARP member, you can get 30% off your first membership at Ancestry.com (not the DNA test, though.) Sign onto their Facebook page and you'll get notification when they have sales.

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Registered: ‎05-12-2014

Re: DNA testing

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So, what makes the information incorrect?
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Registered: ‎05-02-2013

Re: DNA testing

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Had my mitochondrial DNA tested (matrilinial) and found that my female ancestors came out of Africa through Asia and across the Bering land bridge, confirming Native American ancestry on my mother's side. 

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Registered: ‎05-28-2012

Re: DNA testing

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I had my DNA tested by Ancestry.com and since I didn't have my fathers DNA, it was done through my mom.  I had been told many things as a child and the DNA showed that there was a few "alternative facts" thrown in there.  I trust the DNA much more than oral history. But that's just me.

What is useful is the ability to find other family members:  I have a tree on Ancestry, and because of the DNA matching, I have been able to find 1st and 2nd cousins that I knew nothing about.  Some of them have artifacts that I never dreamed existed.  So for that alone, it was well worth the money.