Ancestry Kit

Dec 2015
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I just ordered my Ancestry kit from Ancestry.com. I'm anxious to see if there are any surprises. One of the reasons for this sudden interest is that I found out about 4 months ago that I have a sister--actually a step sister.
It seems my step-mother, Ellen, had a child out-of-wedlock during the war and gave her up for adoption. It was top secret in the family! One day, out of the blue, I got a phone call and the lady on the other end said she was searching for her biological family so she did her DNA through Ancestry and there was a familial match with my first cousin (by marriage), Jake. Then she said "I think I'm your sister"! WOW! I always thought I was an only child so to find out I had a sister was awesome news. We've been communicating (she lives in CA) and she is so great.
I'm excited. Has anyone else done their DNA? Any surprises?
 
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Dec 2013
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You do realize that those companies sell your genetic code, right? and that they have been used to illegal obtain dna for government purposes. Furthermore there have been a number of instances where the information was suspicious to say the least.
 
Jul 2008
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My family history has been traced back to the 1600s on both my father and mothers side.
 
Dec 2006
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Jon had his done - it was exactly as he expected.
I didn't have mine done - but the ancestry on both my mother's and father's side of the family is pretty well documented for quite a few generations. And - heh heh - I'm not interested enough to pay a hundred bucks to delve further :p
 

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Apr 2013
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Good for you Clara. I don't need to do that. I know all about my family and its history. Unfortunately.
 
Dec 2015
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Arizona
You do realize that those companies sell your genetic code, right? and that they have been used to illegal obtain dna for government purposes. Furthermore there have been a number of instances where the information was suspicious to say the least.

Sab Sweetie! I keep telling you to buy an island and live off the grid. Obviously you have no business living in this scary ol' world.
 
Dec 2015
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Jon had his done - it was exactly as he expected.
I didn't have mine done - but the ancestry on both my mother's and father's side of the family is pretty well documented for quite a few generations. And - heh heh - I'm not interested enough to pay a hundred bucks to delve further :p

I think my father's side is pretty accurate and well documented but not my mother's. She just wasn't interested. I AM! There MAY be no surprises, but I want to know.
My "surprise" sister reminded me that there ARE family secrets. Think how this DNA has changed and will continue to change our world--or lives. Think how many new "daddies" there may be and how many new "families" will be found....OH and criminals. Law enforcement must LOVE THIS!
 
Dec 2015
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18,454
Arizona
Jon had his done - it was exactly as he expected.
I didn't have mine done - but the ancestry on both my mother's and father's side of the family is pretty well documented for quite a few generations. And - heh heh - I'm not interested enough to pay a hundred bucks to delve further :p

The kits are on sale for $59!! LOL