Have you had and DNA test just to find out who is your Ancestor ?

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  • Have you had and DNA test just to find out who is your Ancestor ?


Answer #1 | 18/12 2013 04:41
The ONLY way to find your ancestry is to research, NO DNA test will tell you anything about your ancestors, all it does is match your DNA against 'what the company has on the day SIMILAR to your DNA' from thousands of years ago, send it again in 2 months an you will get different results as they will have different DNA markers....... so test results change but ancestors are always the same if researched correctly and proved.......... you are wasting your money So before you rush to get a DNA test or copy and paste internet searching Do your groundwork first or you just won't know who you are looking for, where they are from and if who you do find are your ancestors or not. Collect all the information you have in your own home and in your living relations homes is the first place to start , its free and it will encourage your family to look for more and help you, it teaches you the principles and good habit of record research and the details you can find on records while there are still people alive to ask further questions of, which helps you later on as you are familiar with records, understand what can be found on them, you understand the importance of citing your research to prove what you have found and can generally see very clearly the very basic mistakes/errors that many people make by only trusting online resources, especially when one mistake can mean you are no longer researching your family. These records are primary information, so it is more likely to be correct and you will achieve an impressive start with your family tree, also learn/hear a lot about your family which will help you when you do start looking at records in the Records Office or on Internet cited databases. These are your best resources by far living people and the records they hold, FREE, primary and will get you back 3-5 generations of proved, cited ancestry which is a great foundation for your research.
Answer #2 | 18/12 2013 06:03
I can't tell from your avatar if you are a lady or a young man with long hair. We guys get our Y chromosome from our dads, intact. So, if you are male, and you match another male on 67 points, you and the other guy are both sons of sons of sons . . . of a common ancestor. I had mine tested for that exact reason. My earliest Pack ancestor shows up in what is now West Virginia about 1790 or so, and doesn't tell anyone who his parents were. My DNA matched another fellow, who has a well-researched line that goes back to a man named George Pack who died in Maryland in 1754. So, 1754 George is the father, grandfather, uncle, grand uncle or 1C3R to my earliest Pack ancestor. I don't know what his exact relation is, but at least I know what state archive to start digging into if I ever get the time and money to go to a state archive. >It's not easy looking for My great-grandfather Browse the "Reference" (or "Resolved", if you are using Y!A Canada) questions in this category. You'll see we regulars love a real challenge. We can't unlock adoption records, but if you are just stumped by inexperience, one of us may be able to help. Post another question with lots of details.
Answer #3 | 18/12 2013 10:11
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 16:05
My maternal grandparents have done DDC's AncestryBYDNA and 23andme. My dad has done DDC's AncestryBYDNA and both my parents have done 23andme.

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