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Adopted4
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:37am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Most of you have probably heard of websites and resources used to learn about their ancestry, but have any of you heard of DNA testing for the purpose of discovering cultural roots and genetic ethnicity?

I wonder if this technology could be helpful in refining the choices SWAMI provides regarding family ancestry? My dh and I were a bit hung-up on deciding between central and western Europe since we both have largely German backgrounds. I know I've heard others say that food ratings and genotype dominance/percentages change significantly based upon that particular selection on their SWAMI's.

If you know little about your ancestry, like my adopted children's lineages, perhaps ancestryDNA testing could answer those questions.


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
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I received information from 23andme.  My maternal haplotype confirmed my Gatherer status. My brother is going to take the test to confirm our father's haplotype.

23 and me confirmed I was 99% European with a DNA that most closely resembles a Swiss/German person.

My father's family tree was traced back to 1620's in Germany (Franconia), my mother's tree was lost because of WW2 (relatives did not survive) until 2 weeks ago.  My brother connected with a relative who was under the impression there were no relatives, he built a family tree from about 1600 on. (Unfortunately, girls births were not recorded).  The family tree showed my family emigrating to South America, not North America, so all records of our branch were lost/forgotten.

My mother's family was from the German side of the Alps, they emigrated to what is now Serbia on the Danube in the 1600's and settled there as farmers.  
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http://dna.ancestry.com/

https://www.23andme.com/ancestry/

I prefer 23 & Me since it provides more health info, but you are not that concerned on that issue so may prefer dna ancestry .com

I have not listed all the services geared towards finding genealogy of the last few generations (such as used to determine parentage of child). An internet search will show you a number of vendors for these services besides dna.ancestry.com.


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How much does it cost? I want to wait a while before spending more money on this.
I know that ancestry.com is a great site & the info keeps growing.


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Both of the sites I listed are $99 (plus other fees).

More complete DNA testing is more.




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As CSharp left a link, dna.ancestry is what I stumbled upon. I don't know what the total cost would be.

I think it could be a fascinating search for my sons. We know their birthmother was Roma which is a nomadic ethnic group and it's hard to know for sure just what area of Asia or the middle east they originated. My sons are quite possibly mixed race as one has always been a shade darker than the other. It could be a good history project for them.


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
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I used both National Geographic and 23 and Me to try to find out more about my ancestry on my mother's side. Both gave me my haplogroup and showed me that her ancestors came from Europe, and traced backwards before that, but could not be more specific about where in Europe. I did learn a lot more about my particular genes and likelihood of certain medical problems and other things from 23 and Me that National Geographic did not tell me. My elderly father does not want to take the test and my brother doesn't seem to care about finding more about our ancestry.
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My brother has been using Ancestry.com to trace actual relatives, that is where he found the long lost cousin who had the family tree information.  He had my mother's and grandmother's original Austrian and Yugoslavian passports with parents names.  He also had my grandmother's and grandfather's birth certificates which made things a lot easier to trace.   That is how he found the long lost relative living here in Canada who originated in Serbia.  He had 3 surnames that he was able to trace.  

My aunt who did my father's side, did not have a lot of luck with ancestry.com.  She was an archivist, so she spent time in Germany at the churches and with family bibles tracing the family.  

23andme.com confirmed the origination of the DNA of my "foremothers" which in turn confirmed German/Swiss origination.  It was like 2 parts of the story came together with 23 and me.  I can't wait to see what my brother's 23 and me shows about our paternal haplogroup.


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This info is all so interesting to me! Thank you to all of you that are sharing! I enjoy reading about your families and lives from centuries ago!

I am ready to do 23 and me so I will be reporting, too.. soon I hope!


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Great information.  I've been wanting to learn more about my genetics, so this thread was perfect.  

We also wanted to do this for my boyfriend as he has had difficulties locating his biological father.  I wonder if these sites can show what illnesses he might be more susceptible to?  That would be really interesting.    

23 and me sounds very intriguing, I will have to check it out.  Thanks for the suggestions.
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Quoted from Hassanna

We also wanted to do this for my boyfriend as he has had difficulties locating his biological father.  I wonder if these sites can show what illnesses he might be more susceptible to?  That would be really interesting.    


23 & Me does

Ancestry.com does not


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