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They're fun

The different companies have different strengths and slightly different uses. I researched this a lot before getting kits for my folks last year, but some of this may have changed over the year. I went with 23andme because it seemed the best for delivering a useful data file that you could use for other purposes. I haven't done this yet, but there is a service out there that will run a health report on the data for about $5 instead of the much larger fee that 23andme charges for the same purpose. Some of the other reports are better for specific area genealogy. For example, 23andme will give you British Isles or western Europe, but some of the others will give Scotland or Netherlands. As I recall, there's a tradeoff in accuracy with that precision. I like a tool in 23andme that traces maternal and paternal lines that show broad migrations tens of thousands of years ago out of Africa, into western Asia, or Europe, etc, and shows Neanderthal percentages.

The science on all of this has strengths and weaknesses and there are a lot of tools available online for comparisons across the services. Have fun, and keep your fingers crossed that you're not a cold case.

(In response to this post by 757)

Posted: 01/10/2019 at 12:25PM


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So my kids got me a 23andMe kit for Christmas -- 757 01/10/2019 12:13PM
  Results are in and no surprises so far -- 757 01/11/2019 10:16AM
  It so easy, even a caveman can do it ;) ** -- Zhoo 01/11/2019 3:35PM
  I'll have the duck . . with the mango salsa. ** -- jdubforwahoowa 01/11/2019 4:17PM
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  Nice story and congratulations ** -- NJHoo 01/11/2019 11:33AM
  Dont forget Genghis Khan.... ** -- Zhoo 01/11/2019 1:14PM
  The Reign Man says wassup! LOL ** -- jdubforwahoowa 01/11/2019 08:10AM
  Sounds a bit gimmicky. -- HWA 01/11/2019 09:44AM
  Here's one -- Old Dorms Rule! 01/10/2019 5:22PM
  Well, duh. ** -- Mad Bowl Hoo 01/10/2019 8:26PM
  Don’t piss off the director ** -- sammyrags 01/10/2019 9:18PM
  FINALLY!!!! Thank you, ODR. ** -- Ronald Mexico 01/10/2019 5:34PM
  Having submitted my DNA to Ancestry -- NJHoo 01/10/2019 3:09PM
  Wait... -- QBSacker 01/10/2019 4:14PM
  My real grandmother ended up having about 3 or 4 more kids. -- jdubforwahoowa 01/10/2019 4:19PM
  That is an awesome dream you had buddy. -- QBSacker 01/10/2019 5:37PM
  He loved squirrel. :-) ** -- jdubforwahoowa 01/11/2019 08:01AM
  Allis Chalmers..... ** -- Ronald Mexico 01/10/2019 5:27PM
  Thank you. It was green. ** -- jdubforwahoowa 01/11/2019 08:00AM
  White in the heck are you talking about? ** -- Ronald Mexico 01/10/2019 8:46PM
  Kubota stop arguing. No need for that here. ** -- The Hook 01/11/2019 11:23AM
  A Viking Samoan? That's an unusual combo! ** -- Oregon Hoo 01/11/2019 4:17PM
  You're right about that -- NJHoo 01/10/2019 2:37PM
  Wild wild west ** -- HburgCav 01/10/2019 2:39PM
  Amusement park? ** -- SPYCAV 01/10/2019 2:10PM
  GEORGE!!! ** -- Stimp 01/10/2019 2:13PM
  "Your kids" ? ;-) ** -- MN Wahoo 01/10/2019 12:41PM
  TBD! ** -- Hoodafan 01/10/2019 4:47PM
  My kit being tested. Not theirs ** -- 757 01/10/2019 12:44PM
  They're fun -- 007 Hoo 01/10/2019 12:25PM
  Thanks. That’s good information ** -- 757 01/10/2019 12:42PM
  Congratulations! -- The Hook 01/10/2019 12:22PM
  23andme is owned by US (Google offspring) -- MN Wahoo 01/10/2019 12:40PM
  Google has my DNA? -- MasterRusty 01/10/2019 4:23PM
  But what labs do they use? ** -- The Hook 01/10/2019 1:09PM
  Does it matter? all your server belong to us ** -- hoomonger 01/10/2019 1:20PM
  True enough. -- The Hook 01/10/2019 1:22PM
  Or Ronald Mexico ^^^^^^^. ** -- 757 01/10/2019 12:46PM
  Will he have Vick's Vapor Rub? ** -- jdubforwahoowa 01/10/2019 12:50PM
  Hoping to avoid Hokie “relations” ** -- 757 01/10/2019 12:54PM
  Sorry, your test indicates that you are 3.5% sheep ** -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 01/10/2019 3:22PM
  I read that in Maury Povich voice. Is that bad? ** -- jdubforwahoowa 01/10/2019 4:21PM
  It is encouraged ** -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 01/10/2019 5:36PM

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