society obsessed with paying for ancestry information

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  1. uriah1

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    I got one for Xmas. Pretty vague. Ok. Found out I have some Scandinavian. That cool. I’m a mongrel.
     
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  3. Chunkocaster

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    They probably just gather all your information for social engineering purposes.
    Nothing to be alarmed about. They have been messing with peoples bloodlines for decades now. Resistance is futile. Do you want to end up being shamed on the front page of the news? Just submit to their agendas.:)
     
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    My wife is big into ancestry and genealogy so she pestered me until I did it. I didn’t find anything out that I didn’t already know. I did find a couple of cousins whom I haven’t seen in decades. As a matter of fact, I still haven’t seen them. Probably gonna stay that way, too. I don’t give a fart in the wind what they do with my dna. If they try to clone me, they’ll get their due punishment right then and there.
     
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    [QUOTE="or what if you found out your from a group that you've had little tolerance for over the years?[/QUOTE]

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    I think I know where you are going, and I'm guessing you and I are on opposite sides of this debate which is heavily banned and should remain so on TDPRI.
     
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    They have these tests here. I’ve not done them because as a historian it’s meaningless data. Do the right kind of test and some of us are Neanderthal s some aren’t. I agree that it’s more from a sense of wanting to belong: I tend to blame suburban living which breaks down culture. But I might be wrong.
     
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    I was the first person on both sides of my family to piece together family trees from diaries, journals and "memories" of the elders back in the 1970s. Both families have been interested ever since and more information has been added and/or corrected ever since then. Quite a record today with lots of interest from younger generations. Various relatives doing the DNA testing has verified the accuracy so far. Very interesting from a historical perspective too. It has been a life long hobby/interest for me and have published one book so far based upon it with another one on the way. Plus a cousin has also published a book with some references to the family tree. We now have relatives from Europe visiting once in awhile because of it. We have basically eliminated a questionable link using DNA findings to help make an even more accurate record.

    I think it is interesting how fear enters the realm of information. Sad.
     
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    It's just another way to milk money from people. There is a huge market for ancestral information due to an increasing number of people in Europe and the West not knowing anything of their family history. I met my great grandma and both of my grandparents filled me in on what they knew of their great grandparents etc before they died. Beyond that is mostly irrelevant imo.
    It would be interesting to know but i'm not about to pay money and hand over my DNA to some random business that profits from it. You just have to listen to these types rant on about old bones they find in the ground to know they are full of chit.
     
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    I worked with a pretty cool guy that happened to be Hispanic. One day at lunch, one of the guys was talking about his Native American heritage. The other guy says, "I ain't ever met an Okie that his grandmother on his daddy's side wasn't a full blooded Indian Princess. We all cracked up because it was just so appropriate. This DNA stuff is just more of the same, it's like Popeye says, "I am what I am."
     
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    I won one of the DNA kits at the Christmas charity raffle/BINGO at work. I was concerned with handing over DNA, so I sent it in with a fake name, email, etc.

    The results are kind of underwhelming. Basically it tells you which countries your DNA comes from. They entice you to pay more to "unlock" various levels of analysis. I declined. The whole thing is sort of novelty, somewhat entertaining like looking up your horoscope, but not really that useful/interesting.
     
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    The DNA part scares the crap out of me.

    The genealogy can be kind of interesting.

    Apparently, I am a descendant of some obscure 14th century Swedish noble. Assuming that’s true I’d like to learn the life stories that led to a poor migrant girl (my great grandmother) coming to America at the turn of the 19th century.

    I am not too interested in claiming any particular cultural or genetic heritage. It’s the lure of lost, mostly unretrievable, history that draws me in.

    Unfortunately there isn’t much record of the little people through history. Very much not the case for future generations where the archaeological record will be overwhelmingly dense.
     
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    I did it to find out if I was part Native American as claimed by my Father's side of the family. It came back and said I was Scandinavian. I guess I'm part of the Alabama Viking Tribe. Sort of squashes my casino dreams.
     
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    I remember one of those high profile daytime TV shows had identical twins send in their DNA and they came back with different results. sooooo, yeahhhhhhhhh...
     
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    Those companies should pay me for my data, not the other way around. JACKPOT! :)
     
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    I used to run around with a guy whose name was D M, then he found out it was really D V, then He found out it was D F. Finally he went to visit his old man (the real one) but he was dead. He did get to see him though because the funeral hadn't yet occurred. None of his findings seem to bother him in the least. I guess it must have taken quite a bit to shake him up. I can't imagine a DNA test for ancestry would have interested him at that point.

    I forgot to mention, he said he was pretty sure the last guy was his daddy because it was creepy how much his daddy looked like him, or maybe the other way around I guess. He said he knew for certain what he was going to look like when he was lying in a coffin.
     
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