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Ancestry.com DNA is NOT a waste for money for many...

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Re: Ancestry.com DNA is NOT a waste for money for many...

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 2:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ancestry DNA has far exceeded my expectations. I am thrilled with my results and trying to be patient waiting for the raw data and a search function. I think this is due to several reasons:

About half my ancestors arrived prior to 1750 and those are the vast majority of the matches I have found. I have no matches to my 25% Swedish lines who arrived in the 1850s.

I have a generally well documented tree solid for 5 generations with many lines going back 10 or more generations. This has helped greatly with matches.

I spent literally hours studying genetic genealogy and antosomal DNA testing. I knew what to expect and what not to expect. And I am spending hours sorting out all the results.

If you think these tests will create a family tree without work from you, you will be disappointed. If you mostly copied other people's undocumented trees, you will be probably be disappointed because you are looking at too many of the wrong ancestors.

Ancestry has clearly had a better than expected response. They are scrambling to keep up. Be patient, and I hope your results will be as helpful as mine have been.
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smsitton 20 Jan 2013 7:54PM GMT 
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memorykeeper0... 21 Jan 2013 6:22AM GMT 
LeeHigdonNewe... 22 Jan 2013 11:26AM GMT 
Carrie_Rowlan... 22 Jan 2013 4:01PM GMT 
smsitton 22 Jan 2013 4:25PM GMT 
DPotts57 22 Jan 2013 4:46PM GMT 
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