How many users have done a DNA test?

How many users have done a DNA test?

Postby TriniRoots » Sat May 06, 2017 2:54 pm

I have tested at AncestryDNA, FTDNA, and will soon test at 23andMe.
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Re: How many users have done a DNA test?

Postby bimjim » Sat May 06, 2017 4:56 pm

I started with FTDNA back in the National Genographic Project and advanced the markers in time to the maximum 111, also did the FTDNA FamilyFinder test. I completed the 23andMe test about 3 years ago, and submitted the AncestryDNA kit just two weeks ago (I don't trust the Ancestry cut-throat business people).
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Re: How many users have done a DNA test?

Postby TriniRoots » Sat May 06, 2017 5:32 pm

Have you also uploaded your data to GEDmatch? Do you have Caribbean roots? My Caribbean roots are primarily from Trinidad.
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Re: How many users have done a DNA test?

Postby bimjim » Sat May 06, 2017 7:25 pm

Been there, done all of that, have not had a single string match in the about 15 years I have been doing this. But my roots are Barbados and a bit unusual, brick wall about 1769 and not much trace of relatives apart from the direct line I already have going back.

No reason you would not find matches, you just have to keep on searching.
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Re: How many users have done a DNA test?

Postby caquart » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:18 am

I have done the Ancestry DNA test and have managed to solve one of my brick walls, as a result. Having said that, I had already found the likely relatives and asked them to take the test which they did. I've got 167 pages of "relatives", but most are too distant to figure out the relationship. I'd say it was worth every penny just to solve the one family mystery.
Researching the Aquart family: Martinique, St.Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica.
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Re: How many users have done a DNA test?

Postby AWiewall » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:46 am

I've done most of the services but very few of my matches are from my island roots. We need more people with Caribbean roots to take the tests. The segment is woefully underrepresented.
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Re: How many users have done a DNA test?

Postby TriniRoots » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:55 am

I encourage everyone to upload their data to GEDmatch if you have not done so already. It is free and it allows you to search for matches at other testing services.
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