DNA Testing For Genealogy; Look Before You Leap!; Life-Changing Events Can Happen From Your Results; Link To Article Included

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share with you a link that was sent to me from one of our genealogy program participants.

The link will get you to a lengthy story from the July 27, 2017 Washington Post about how your DNA testing for genealogy can provide you with more mysteries and life-changing possibilities than you ever wanted to discover.

DNA testing for genealogy is the hot thing.  Many of our genealogy programs participants have submitted their DNA for testing, often initially being tested with autosomal DNA analysis.  I have submitted my DNA for such testing and have recently had a wonderful connection to an unknown cousin who is an outstanding genealogical researcher.  Results like this are the really positive side of DNA testing for genealogy.

Check out the link below to get a different perspective on DNA testing for genealogy.  The results are not always what you expect which can be challenging and life changing.  After reading the article I am thankful that my DNA results were completely boring and matched to the assumptions I have carried throughout my whole life.

July 27, 2017 Washington Post Article Titled “She Thought She Was Irish — Until a DNA Test Opened a 100 Year Old Mystery”

I have personally heard the stories of at least 2 individuals whose test results showed that they were not who they thought they were.

You have to be prepared to receive results that will turn your world upside down!

Thank you Francis for sharing the article link with me!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

 

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One response to “DNA Testing For Genealogy; Look Before You Leap!; Life-Changing Events Can Happen From Your Results; Link To Article Included

  1. Wow an amazing story, read the whole article.

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