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DNA tests a waste of money?

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Re: DNA tests a waste of money?

Posted: 24 Oct 2010 1:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
I learned the accuracy of DNA testing with my father's maternal line. My line of this Belcher family geneaology is well docuemented back to the 1500's. A gentleman worked on this family for 50 years and the last pages of the several hundred page document include the names of the grandmother and her parents.

Many of the lines are 'daughtered out' so I had no one to do a DNA test but I contacted many people on rootsweb who felt they were in this line. In fact, one was a 14 year old girl that was startled to find someone claiming we were related. Her father stepped in from there.... He and a couple other father, brother, uncle volunteers in various families have now done the test and have proven the genealogy on many fronts.

Probably because of DAR interest and documentation to the revolutionary war period I have about 5 or 6 'cousins' that decend from brothers in the late 1600's and early 1700's. The DNA testing made the genealogy iron clad.

I love genealogy as well. It's a mystery with history and a jig saw puzzle and detective novel all wrapped up in our own families. I am transported to those times and places. It's real, it's can be sad, joyful and heartfelt. It is a totally compelling (and consuming) hobby. There is nothing to compare with discovering and connecting our extended families.

Nice chatting with you.

Laurie Angel
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
peggyj07 23 Oct 2010 11:56AM GMT 
Melissa_Robar... 24 Oct 2010 11:02AM GMT 
Laurie Angel 24 Oct 2010 1:56PM GMT 
peggyj07 24 Oct 2010 5:46PM GMT 
Laurie Angel 24 Oct 2010 7:57PM GMT 
John Andrew G... 19 Dec 2010 5:14PM GMT 
blissiorio 5 Jan 2011 3:13AM GMT 
gjohns2013 28 Feb 2011 9:34PM GMT 
peggyj07 1 Mar 2011 1:23AM GMT 
gjohns2013 1 Mar 2011 1:28AM GMT 
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