Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ancestry DNA

Two of my daughters got me this for my birthday.  I've always wanted to do this but wouldn't spend the money on myself.

Positives - it is fascinating to read about the breakdown of my DNA into origins.  It confirmed some things.

Negatives - they give you a list of possible relatives but in order to see the trees you have to pay for a membership on ancestry.  There is a two week free trial but you still have to give them your credit card information.

I haven't read everything yet.  The document is 59 pages long but what I did read was interesting.  There were a couple of regions which surprised me as I've not traced my family back to them but we all know that people didn't just stick to their own regions - there was a lot of migration throughout history.

Next I have to decide if I have the time to spend doing research on Ancestry for the next six months so I get the most out of a membership.  If I make time for it, I would love to do the research but it means giving up on something else.

Don't misunderstand me, I love doing the research and looking for people to connect with my tree but the problem is I have so little actual free time, I'm afraid if I purchase it, I won't use it enough to make it worthwhile for purchasing.  Plus it is pricey.  I'll have to think about it and see what I think the next six months will bring.

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