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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.

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Had mine done on Ancestry. Was well worth the money. Had many surprises.  I was some of what I thought I was, but others that were completely a surprise.  Wait for a sale. They do have them. 

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Had mine done on Ancestry. Was well worth the money. Had many surprises.  I was some of what I thought I was but also others that were completely a surprise.  Wait for a sale. They do have them. 

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I had my DNA tested in 2013.  Almost all of my ancesters died young so not a whole lot of family information came my way.  I learned of all the many cousins I have in Norway.  Through them I have a 1000 page book containing family history and pictures.  The most amazing point of interest is the family farm --- still owned and operated for hundreds of years in the family name!  I am the only family descendent to live to my age.  I was most curious about any genetic disposition to many inherited diseases that I may either carry or have eluded.  All in all, I found the whole testing procedure and eye opening results amazing!

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I thought the same (That I was desent from UK). However, when the DNA report came in I was 54% UK and, surprise, I was also 24% Scandinavian!!

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I had this done. A lot of people hate the results because most people have a little "African" in them. (You know, cradle of life).   I had a couple of surprises but they explained a few things about my family.   I found it worth the money.   

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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.

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Those who think the test in incorrect may not realize that grandpa was not whom they thought but the milk man instead.

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I too would like to know why you thought the test results were incorrect, as I would be curious to have the test done, too, although I'm pretty certain that I am totally English-British Isles decent.
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I didnt feel it was a waste of money.   All of the info I received matched up what I had already known from family history and research I have done on my family tree.

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