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  •  We're in the same place (3+ / 0-)
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    GrumpyOldGeek, edwardssl, kaliope

    with my gggrandfather. He was illegitimate, and while we think we've got it figured out from various court records in early NY (1802), we can't prove it, so we're going the DNA route, seeing what cousins we can find out there to help.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

    by Joan McCarter on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 06:37:32 PM PDT

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    •  Mine could show just about anything (3+ / 0-)
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      I've been focused on identifying the names of his parents. I have more than one line to choose from. So identifying the line doesn't identify his father by name. Although it would identify the specific line, some of my choices are from the same line. I'd like to fill in my family tree with names if possible.

      Of course, it could show that he's adopted or illegitimate.

      All of his records omit his parents' names and birthplaces. He doesn't seem to have a birth record. Maybe in Canada or England, but I haven't found any candidates.

      "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

      by GrumpyOldGeek on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 07:17:54 PM PDT

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      •  If we can nail down (3+ / 0-)
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        the maternal line, then we know we have the right people.

        "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

        by Joan McCarter on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 07:28:28 PM PDT

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        •  have learned a lot with 23andme (3+ / 0-)
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          I got it originally for myself and my son(adopted from China with no medical history). He is robustly healthy but with a few quirks that are good to know(like a recent blood test showed a high level of something and I knew not to worry because he has a genetic factor that makes that level slightly higher). It has helped me avoid some medicines, too.

          The wealth of ancestral information has been great. I have helped people find relatives, have connected with distant lines that have great stories, and I continue to learn and expand what I consider my family. I, too have a bit of Neanderthal, and my "pure Chinese" son has a bit of Marco Polo(or at least, Southern European). The $99 price is set now, as they try to get to 1 million users. I paid more, got my elderly mom and brother tested too, and it was completely worth it.

          The words of House Republican: We do not care.

          by Chun Yang on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 08:03:36 PM PDT

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