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Posted on 01/05/2019 5:26:20 PM PST by bboop
Gathering info here on DNA tests. Good ones/ those to avoid? Feedback? thanks. I've been doing genealogy for some time; cousin got the test and I am curious.
I dont think there are any that can be done anonymously but I would be interested to know.
You would be giving away (and paying do so) you last piece of privacy.
Elizabeth Warren had one done - see which company she used.
Avoid them all. If you choose to go ahead with one, I would suggest having it done through an attorney using an alias so you will have an attorney client relationship which would bar him from disclosing your name. I would also advise using an attorney in a somewhat distant city to further help keep your identity from being discovered.
You might further help prevent your identity from being disclosed by having the attorney submit it through some doctor so HIPPA laws are applicable.
Should also make sure the contract clearly states that no information from the testing company be disclosed to anyone other than you.
Don’t do it. You have no idea how or whether it can be used against you in the future.
Ancestry seems to be changing or honing its results. It originally made me Italian, Spanish, and Irish with 12 percent Jewish, which I joked meant I had really high interest rates when giving loans.
Now it has declared me Spanish, French, and Portuguese, with no Italian, Irish or Jewish at all. A surprisingly total reversal, but makes sense since my family never doubted being gloriously of pure Spanish ancestry. Well, I guess we were almost totally Spanish.
Yeah, privacy is important.
I am skeptical. Have them test your dog and see what they say.
Why don’t they have a Hispanic category?
I have had two done. Both were different from each other. The first one showed that I was 16% American Indian. (which is better than Warrens. LOL) The second one shows I am mostly English and Viking.) Now I read where Google is collecting all this information on everyone to probably use at some time against us.
I do genealogy also and so many lines are into the DNA stuff. I have one half uncle who thinks now he is from another family because his DNA doesn’t match either of mine! But he is an exact image of my father who died at the age of 47. The Ancestry one is pretty good from what I hear from other researchers. I’m not putting any faith in any of them.
I did mine through ancestry.com
I now regret it.
I’m getting old, and have never, to the best of my knowledge ;-> ever committed a crime where I might have left DNA behind, but these people WILL share your DNA info with Law Enforcement GLOBALLY. That means not just here, but corrupt and tyrannical regimes LE types. God only knows what nefarious things they could do with this info.
It also will be applied to relatives of mine. If someone closely related to me leaves behind any DNA, that DNA will be searched in a big data lookup, which will partially trigger off of mine! They can then come and say—someone 97% accurately closely related to you committed this crime, so fess up.
What happens to me if I refuse to cooperate? Can my DNA be used to testify against someone else, without my or that person’s approval? It seems so!
5th Amendment, been good to know ya!
We used Family Tree DNA and verified a long lost family...including a cousin who is currently a governor. Plus I fund relatives who are all over the world. Plus we found out where our ancestors came from. Highly interesting.
It was worth it to us to find our relatives.
Found this for top DNA sites:
In a SHTF scenario, they will hunt you down with it. Just sayn’.
While ancestral DNA testing confirms or contradicts family oral history, it's incomplete and sometimes inaccurate.
The CEO of 23 and Me is some gal related to Google and her plan is to connect as many people as possible by making DNA information available to whatever entities she feels can use it for whatever. I do not trust 23 and Me one bit.
I do a lot of genealogy work.
The DNA tests are less about what you are than where you came from. Guess it depens on how much you value your privacy. I’ve never done it and won’t, but I’m happy to use the results of relatives who have. That’s close enough for me.
Who in the hell cares. lol In a SHTF scenario, folks will be taking extraordinary measures to baton down the hatches.
Ever had a blood test for medical purposes? Urine test? If uncle sugar wants your DNA, they'll simply get a warrant and search your doctor/medical lab for your stuff. lol
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