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Posted: 12/16/2016 7:58:42 PM EST
Kinda curious about it, but kinda worried that it's a scam. 

Is this shit legit?
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Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:01:21 PM EST
Wasn't one of them giving the DNA samples to the feds?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:03:29 PM EST
From what I have read the results from males are much more accurate.

I am skeptical as to the accuracy of the results.

I am tempted to send them a DNA sample from my loveable Pit Bull and see what they come back with.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:19:01 PM EST
The wife and I sent in the ancestry one. She was pestering me to do it and we got it on sale for $60 I think it was?

The Army has both of our DNA; I'm still in and she was. So I'm not concerned about tinfoil assshattery like some are. It shut her up, cost me $120, covered her Xmas gift, and I got some nay nay.

Winning
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:19:10 PM EST
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And, that's the end of that idea. 
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:20:13 PM EST
Yes
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:31:16 PM EST
I did the 23 and me, says I don't have any markers for genetic diseases.
plus you can see how Neanderthal you are 
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Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:39:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bulletandgrunt:
The wife and I sent in the ancestry one. She was pestering me to do it and we got it on sale for $60 I think it was?

The Army has both of our DNA; I'm still in and she was. So I'm not concerned about tinfoil assshattery like some are. It shut her up, cost me $120, covered her Xmas gift, and I got some nay nay.

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I got the wife the ancestry one for a xmas gift. She already sent it off. Im still on the fence about sending off one for me, or giving it as a gift also. I'll probably do it. I dont care about the tinfoil stuff either.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:41:16 PM EST
My sister is into the Ancestry thing. Trying to map our bloodlines throughout the globe.

Called me one day all excited, saying she found out that we are related to Charlemagne. ...fo realz? Charlemagne? Ancestry just magically yanked an unbroken chain from 2016 to the middle ages, based on our last name, that just so happened to be a world figure?

I told her they only got it half right- we're descended from Charlemagne's stable cleaner.

I don't buy it. It's accurate for the first few generations, then tosses in a "John Smith" or whoever so it can dump your "results" into one of their couple dozen origin stories. Something cool that'll make you tell everyone about how wonderful the site is, but not so outlandish you instinctively reject it.


Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:41:38 PM EST
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If you do the 23andme font forget to pay an extra $5 to prometheus and get a ton more information.


ETA: if you hAve crohns or ulcerative colitis you can get thd 23andme test for free
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:55:43 PM EST
I have my DNA and my FILs DNA at ancestry waiting for results.

My dad sent his in and we found a living relative we never knew who was looking for her father
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:57:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By greenranger:
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Im 295
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:02:27 PM EST
you can test my DNA out of a drawer in the morgue.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:04:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VA-BlkRifle:
you can test my DNA out of a drawer in the morgue.
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+1 

not doing it ever 
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:10:57 PM EST
I'm already included in more government data bases than I'd like.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:22:50 PM EST
I'd do it if I could be absolutely certain that the results would be sent to me and the information would not be recorded or shared. From the research I've done this is apparently not possible.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:28:14 PM EST
what's stopping someone from using a fake name and burner email address?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:35:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 9:39:01 PM EST by douglasmorris99]
I did the ancestry DNA test.

came back with what I suspected, well

except the 12% fuckin IRISH....<img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle> Probably on my mothers side..Da would be turning in his
grave finding out he wasn't 100% Welsh..<img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_thinking.gif border=0 align=middle>

Did find out there was less than 1% of Portuguese, my brother is still convince we've Italian blood due to a grandfathers middle name being Monzani..probably a porgies name


WTF is up with the smilies????
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:37:23 PM EST
Naw.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:49:39 PM EST
I found out I'm part of the 1%!

Neanderthal variants
336
This is more than
99% of 23andMe Customers

I'm also 100% European.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:50:06 PM EST
I did the AncestryDNA thing and it mostly validated our family history with the exception of the claimed Native American blood on both sides of my family.  

One warning that I don't see very often is that AncestryDNA will match you up with relatives and tell you the degree of relationship (sibling, first cousin, second cousin, etc...).   You could possibly find a previously unknown sibling or even parent!   

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:55:21 PM EST
One of my female cousins wants me to do it. Apparently if you have a blood male relative do it you can find out a whole lot more. I have not decided to do it one way or another.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 10:30:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By corwin1968:
I did the AncestryDNA thing and it mostly validated our family history with the exception of the claimed Native American blood on both sides of my family.  

One warning that I don't see very often is that AncestryDNA will match you up with relatives and tell you the degree of relationship (sibling, first cousin, second cousin, etc...).   You could possibly find a previously unknown sibling or even parent!   
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This is what intrigues me. I'm adopted. I know the maternal side, but nobody knows the paternal. She was a bit of a round heeled youth and doesn't know who the father could be.

Much hilarity could ensue.
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Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:27:45 PM EST
Did the NatGeo test. Came back Irish, british, little bit eastern euro. My wife wanted an end to the Irish/Fenian music, and I think she was hoping for French or Swiss. I was relieved. Tiocfaidh ar la.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:31:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By leftytheking:
My sister is into the Ancestry thing. Trying to map our bloodlines throughout the globe.

Called me one day all excited, saying she found out that we are related to Charlemagne. ...fo realz? Charlemagne? Ancestry just magically yanked an unbroken chain from 2016 to the middle ages, based on our last name, that just so happened to be a world figure?

I told her they only got it half right- we're descended from Charlemagne's stable cleaner. <img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_abused.gif border=0 align=middle>

I don't buy it. It's accurate for the first few generations, then tosses in a "John Smith" or whoever so it can dump your "results" into one of their couple dozen origin stories. Something cool that'll make you tell everyone about how wonderful the site is, but not so outlandish you instinctively reject it.
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4/5's of all whites alive are related to royalty or rulers. They got the best food, medicine, shelter, clothing, protection and care. And they fucked like rabbits. Of course Prince Douchenozzle the 3rd has 10,000,000 decedents and Potato Peasant's family line died out after the 38th stupid European war. 
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:35:57 PM EST
Yes. It’s probably not a scam, but it’s a waste of time + money. We did have contact from distant relatives but nothing shattering.

familytreedna.com
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:41:25 PM EST
I want to do it but I want a male relative who is closer to a particular branch of the family I am short on info on to do it even more.
I have our family fairly well documented on all sides going back through at least the 1600's. The Irish side is where it gets hard to go back before about 1800. There is one relative from that side that would be the best subject but I have not talked to him about it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:50:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Has anyone done the 23andme or Ancestry.com thing?
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They did but they were all rounded up and sent away on FEMA trains, never to be heard from again.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 8:09:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By corwin1968:
I did the AncestryDNA thing and it mostly validated our family history with the exception of the claimed Native American blood on both sides of my family.  

One warning that I don't see very often is that AncestryDNA will match you up with relatives and tell you the degree of relationship (sibling, first cousin, second cousin, etc...).   You could possibly find a previously unknown sibling or even parent!   
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So when my bookie threatens harm to my family for not paying my losses I can just hand him the list and smile. Some random person 3k miles away receives a beat down for no reason they know of. I dig that.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 8:15:52 AM EST
I'm more concerned about the potential abuse from insurers at some point down the road, compared to police using it to implicate me in a crime...
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 8:17:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Rocketfish:
what's stopping someone from using a fake name and burner email address?
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Absolutely nothing. I didn't do it but my wife did the 23andme or whatever. She let me put fuck face as the name and that is what showed up or whatever with results.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 8:19:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By david_the_greek:
I'm more concerned about the potential abuse from insurers at some point down the road, compared to police using it to implicate me in a crime...
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Use a made up name
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 8:21:31 AM EST
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I recommend people do the family tree DNA test before doing ancestry or 23 and me. The latter two have language in their licensing agreement to reuse your DNA for testing purposes. Family tree DNA doesn't.

However, ancestry has the biggest database.

They all three have language that states they will turn over DNA when requested by law-enforcement. So, your childhood indiscretions may come back to haunt you.<img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

The Y DNA that males inherit from their fathers mutates rather slowly. It's possible to find relatives back before recorded ancestery in England. The trick is proving it. DNA testing can also reveal that great great great grandma was not honest about who she invited into her bed. So that 100% pure Welsh paper trail may turn out to be less than perfectly accurate.

All three have an origins testing reference sample, which should improve as time goes forward. But our DNA, unlike paperwork, can't be forged, burned in a courthouse fire, or given away to cousins who probably lose it. Genetic DNA testing by itself is fun, but works best in tandem with paper trails documenting births marriages and deaths.

And for the super paranoid, the lizard queen says you need to report to your body suit suppliers in the next 24 hours for updates. They learned a lot from extended usage by Hillary. <img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/2016/blink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_bucktooth.gif border=0 align=middle>
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 8:25:24 AM EST
This thread just cost me $200 
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:01:32 AM EST
I did the Ancestry.com and it was awesome.  Very interesting results.  The USAF took my DNA years ago so who cares.  I'm in the "system" anyway.
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