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Old 05-06-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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im not sure if someone mentioned this but if you send your DNA to one of these companies it will be kept in a database for checking against DNA found at crime scenes.
That is incorrect. The post you quoted was talking about AncestryDNA, which does not allow access to law enforcement without a court order, and are unlikely to ever do so since they don't even allow uploads from other sources (which is how law enforcement upload crime scene DNA to these databases). The only companies which currently allow law enforcement access without a court order are Gedmatch and FamilyTreeDNA, the latter of which allow people to opt out of matching with law enforcement crime samples so you can still participate in DNA matching without law enforcement having access. Additionally, they are not using it for DNA found at just any crime scene - only murders, as far as I know, maybe missing persons.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:44 AM
 
Location: NJ
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That is incorrect. The post you quoted was talking about AncestryDNA, which does not allow access to law enforcement without a court order, and are unlikely to ever do so since they don't even allow uploads from other sources (which is how law enforcement upload crime scene DNA to these databases). The only companies which currently allow law enforcement access without a court order are Gedmatch and FamilyTreeDNA, the latter of which allow people to opt out of matching with law enforcement crime samples so you can still participate in DNA matching without law enforcement having access. Additionally, they are not using it for DNA found at just any crime scene - only murders, as far as I know, maybe missing persons.
DNA Doe project is uploading to FTDNA too I believe in addition to GEDmatch.
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