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Old 01-30-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Does anybody know how much is cost to have a genealogy test done. I am born in Sweden and so are my parents and their parents and so on. However, I am darker than the average Swede. ( no Sami or Vallon blood, already checked.) I am just curious where else, if possible I can have my roots.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If you know you're not of one of those ethnicities, wouldn't you have already have had one done? I don't think any test is going to tell you where your roots are definitively, particularly if you're European. You might get some clues though that could help direct your research.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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It will probably cost about $125 US to about $300 US depending on what you want to do.

Are you currently in the US or Sweden?

Ancestry.com and Family Tree DNA are two sources of testing in the us.

See also here for the National Geographic Genographic Project:

https://genographic.nationalgeograph...hic/index.html

Last edited by suzy_q2010; 01-30-2011 at 12:00 PM.. Reason: fix typo
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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Here is the information I have on DNA testing. I assume that's what you're talking about?

https://www.familytreedna.com/products.aspx

There are different levels of testing and different prices. I'm not too familiar with it, as I have never done it. I hope this link is helpful.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You can do what I did and take the cheaper test with fewer markers and then link up with someone you match with (preferably on paper as well) who took the more deluxe version. You can figure the rest of the markers you'd have paid for would be pretty much the same as theirs.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Do the 25 marker test.
12 markers is just not enough for good information in the more advanced projects. 37 and 63 are overkill. It is all about statistics.
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