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Old 03-21-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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You said "direct to consumer advertising" which I took to mean how they advertised for selling tests, not necessarily what they said in their reports/results after testing.
We were discussing the health reports specifically. Sorry I was not more clear.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:33 PM
 
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I think I’m going to do the test. They are running a special through 4/25.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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My younger daughter did her's through Family Tree. It was very specific, and matched my 40 year paper trail genealogy of both my family and her Dad's back to the 17th Century in Europe.

I did a special two'fer for my older daughter and myself with 23 and Me. My daughter's was all over the place and not very specific like her sister's. Mine came back that they could not read it. Problem with my password. I spent over an hour on the phone with them trying to order a new kit, which they never sent (3 months ago).

I do not know if it is worth me bothering to go with another DNA sample, although my daughters are insisting I try again. The only thing I would get is a greater percentage of my daughters results from what I already know of my own ancestors, minus their Dad's side.

If I do decide to try again, it will probably be with Ancestry since I have already downloaded my tree on to their site, and have been contacted by one person from there. I knew decades ago (records proof) my Great-Grandpa had a son out of wedlock, but found out through Ancestry he also had a daughter out of wedlock too.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:09 PM
 
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No, it is not false.

The FDA never questioned the accuracy of the tests. 23AndMe did not follow FDA rules before they marketed the test, and the FDA did not like the direct to consumer advertising.
Honestly, I cannot see the point in all this. I have many a death certificate going back over a century, which back then can be very non specific in today's modern medicine. Example? My Maternal Great-Grandma's DC lists "Senility" as cause of death. I would take that to mean Dementia/Alzheimers. Ok, inherited? Maybe based on age. However, my Uncle's says "Crib Death". SIDS today? What does that mean? We still do not know.

Put it into the context of the times, and certainly the age of the person. If someone died of a heart attack at 90, far different than a person dying of a heart attack in their 30's.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: NJ
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My younger daughter did her's through Family Tree. It was very specific, and matched my 40 year paper trail genealogy of both my family and her Dad's back to the 17th Century in Europe.

I did a special two'fer for my older daughter and myself with 23 and Me. My daughter's was all over the place and not very specific like her sister's. Mine came back that they could not read it. Problem with my password. I spent over an hour on the phone with them trying to order a new kit, which they never sent (3 months ago).

I do not know if it is worth me bothering to go with another DNA sample, although my daughters are insisting I try again. The only thing I would get is a greater percentage of my daughters results from what I already know of my own ancestors, minus their Dad's side.

If I do decide to try again, it will probably be with Ancestry since I have already downloaded my tree on to their site, and have been contacted by one person from there. I knew decades ago (records proof) my Great-Grandpa had a son out of wedlock, but found out through Ancestry he also had a daughter out of wedlock too.
Someone on Websleuths tested twice at 23 and me but for some reason they can't get her DNA from it

Since you've done it at FTDNA, consider uploading to my heritage and GEDmatch free. See my thread //www.city-data.com/forum/genea...tructions.html
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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My younger daughter did her's through Family Tree. It was very specific, and matched my 40 year paper trail genealogy of both my family and her Dad's back to the 17th Century in Europe.

I did a special two'fer for my older daughter and myself with 23 and Me. My daughter's was all over the place and not very specific like her sister's. Mine came back that they could not read it. Problem with my password. I spent over an hour on the phone with them trying to order a new kit, which they never sent (3 months ago).

I do not know if it is worth me bothering to go with another DNA sample, although my daughters are insisting I try again. The only thing I would get is a greater percentage of my daughters results from what I already know of my own ancestors, minus their Dad's side.

If I do decide to try again, it will probably be with Ancestry since I have already downloaded my tree on to their site, and have been contacted by one person from there. I knew decades ago (records proof) my Great-Grandpa had a son out of wedlock, but found out through Ancestry he also had a daughter out of wedlock too.
I had the same issue with 23&Me. They took forever until they informed me they could not read the sample. They did send me another kit and that worked. Keep at it... you already paid.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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23andMe and the other ones are far better than ancestry.com...
In terms of finding family members and building a tree (which is what this topic is about), AncestryDNA is the best option because they have, by far, the biggest database of testers, therefore a greater chance of finding close family members. They also host family trees, which is essential to figuring out how you relate to a DNA match - 23andMe no longer support family trees so you have to constantly contact all your matches and ask if they have a tree hosted somewhere else...
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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DNA test are the best way to bother individuals.
I wonder how people like to suffer and not enjoy their life.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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In terms of finding family members and building a tree (which is what this topic is about), AncestryDNA is the best option because they have, by far, the biggest database of testers, therefore a greater chance of finding close family members. They also host family trees, which is essential to figuring out how you relate to a DNA match - 23andMe no longer support family trees so you have to constantly contact all your matches and ask if they have a tree hosted somewhere else...
Actually, 23 has a place where you can put in a link to a tree you have somewhere else. It shows up on the page where you see your DNA relatives.

(But yes, you have to look somewhere else for it)
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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DNA test are the best way to bother individuals.
I wonder how people like to suffer and not enjoy their life.
Lol, that seems extreme - if you're really THAT unhappy being contacted by DNA matches, you can opt out of matching, which means no one will see you on their match list and therefore no one will contact you. This seem a much more sensible solution than whining about how it's ruining your life.
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