DNA testing is becoming more and more popular in the genealogy world. I have never done a test on myself. That’s about to change.
However, both of my brothers have taken tests and we have their results. One of the brothers, my younger brother, and I share the same parents. He took the YDNA test. My other brother and I share a mother, so he took the MtDNA test.
I thought for a long time, that was all we would need. There haven’t been any close matches on either of those tests. Hopefully, something will pop up sooner or later.
I finally decided that it was time for me to take the test and find out what the results are.
- Will they be any different than what we already have?
- Will they give us more information on our ethnicity?
I’ll be mailing the test in tomorrow. When I get the results I’ll post them here and let you know what I’ve learned.
Have you ever submitted a DNA sample? How about your family members? Have they?
SIDE NOTE: We adopted a rescue dog several years ago. He’s cute as a button, but we didn’t have a clue as to what breeds he might be. I sent for a doggie DNA kit and sent it in. No photos, just the saliva. They sent back the results that he was Irish Setter, Saluki and Chow. All of which made perfect sense based on his attributes, black spots on his tongue, curling tail, penchant for running away and chasing absolutely everything when off leash and his aloof behavior when we first got him.
Here’s a picture of him. While this is not genealogy related, I just had to share.
Stay tuned for the results. Hey! Maybe I’ll connect to one of you.
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