posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 02:29 PM
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by willow1d
So I was told I was German and Sicilian and this test would basically tell me if that is true or not?
If you do one of the European DNA tests it'll give you some basic info. Here's the URL for this....
I would be able to find out my genetic ancestry, is that what this is? Sorry I have just never heard of this. I am very curious about my mom's side.
There is some confusion on info about my great great grandparents. Everyone has a different story.
Yeah, this is the fun of the genealogy research! Trying to figure out who told who what and why! You'll find that most of the stories are not true
or are well embellished. The best bet is when you find cousins who haven't had contact with each other for like a century and then see what stories
match. That's how I was able to discern whether I wanted to pay for this test or not.
Okay, as far as the different tests...if you are male, then you can do the y-chromosome test. Now this will ONLY cover what fathers gave to the sons.
The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) will ONLY cover what mother gave to children, thus this test will work for both men and women.
Now the tests that AncestrybyDNA does checks the x-chromosomes, which is handed down to the children from both the mother and the father. Remember,
the chromosome sets are XY for men and XX for women.
I looked at the site you used but half the site says error not found. The prices seemed steep. Is that a reputable site? Its just weird to me to
send my blood to someone to test it and trust them they havent done anything else with it.
Yeah, whoever has updated their site has done a terrible job!! And yes, I did some research on the company before I gave them my money. I
found nothing that discredited them and I believe their results are allowed in court which shows that they're legit.
Oh, you don't send them blood. They will send you a swab that you rub on the inside of your cheek and send back.
If you go here www.ancestrybydna.com...
you can click on the links that are in the main
body. The links on the side are the ones that are really screwed up. If you go to the "manual" you'll get all the technical stuff that will help
answer some of the questions on how they do this.
Here's the URL for the FAQs