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From: Nelda Percival <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] New DNA matching tool (beta) at 23andme.com
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:33:59 -0500
23andme tests Y, mtdna, X and autosomals, according to some of the experts over on genealogy-DNA list the mtdna is not as good as the test offered by FTDNA as it is not as complete, the Y is not tested for STRs we use for genealogy. They test the Y for STRs... this is used for deep ancestry/ population migration.. but they test the SNPs in your X and your autosomal chromosomes... then as has been said they have a relative finder, which only uses the snps of the Xs and autosomals to find your cousins. they compare segments of the gene to other to see if your related.
I have six cousins I'm working on finding a paper trail for, My first find was really pretty lucky we discovered we were cousins with a common ancestor at 11 generations back ...Doggett 1573 in England.. WOW what a find! LOL they only list him as a distant cousin...
Was it worth the money.. absolutely... for the genealogy help alone.. never mind the medical information... that was nice to know, but nothing to get upset over, one of mine says I'm more supseptable to heart attacks, good info to know.. I'll work more on dieting, but I'm not going to freak... LOL
I feel I would have gotten my moneys worth even at the old price of 399.00 (last year it was 999.00)
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