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DNA Testing to Discover Ancestry

Global Connection / The High Road

Moderator Melissa Nunnally asks Serena & Maxwell their thoughts about genetic genealogy reports. (Global Connection / The High Road)

It’s always intriguing to learn more information about your personal history! Last year, my husband’s 100-year-old grandfather submitted a DNA sample to get a readout of his genetic genealogy. To be honest, my mother-in-law thought he was wasting his money. But, Papa loved receiving the report and sharing it with the family! It confirmed the stories he knew about himself and offered a few interesting discoveries as well!

On this episode of Global Connection, we discuss these DNA ancestry reports. Do you think they are worth the investment or just a gimmick?

Both Maxwell and Serena said they would be interested in getting their report. They both supported the validity of DNA findings.  But, Serena cautioned that you might need to be prepared about what facts may surface! There could be some startling revelations!

Maxwell wondered what else these companies could learn from your DNA. These companies do want to use your DNA for research, but you actually have to give your consent for that prior to providing your DNA sample.

Want to learn more about this type of DNA testing? Here’s an article Serena discovered where Dr. Bruce Durie explains the basics of genetic genealogy:

DNA Testing for Scottish Ancestry

What about you? Do you have a DNA ancestry report?  Did you learn some interesting information about yourself? We would love to hear about it!

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