From: xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Anonymous ancestry DNA chat
Full headers:
X-Received: by 10.107.78.8 with SMTP id c8mr22580576iob.32.1514940229970;
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:43:49 -0800 (PST)
X-Received: by 10.157.19.100 with SMTP id q33mr1591221otq.13.1514940229419;
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:43:49 -0800 (PST)
Path: news.netfront.net!goblin2!goblin.stu.neva.ru!peer03.am4!peer.am4.highwinds-media.com!peer01.iad!feed-me.highwinds-media.com!news.highwinds-media.com!g80no68240itg.0!news-out.google.com!s63ni111itb.0!nntp.google.com!i6no68062itb.0!postnews.google.com!glegroupsg2000goo.googlegroups.com!not-for-mail
Newsgroups: rec.sport.football.college
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2018 16:43:49 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <5a4bf2b6.699528750@news.eternal-september.org>
Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
Injection-Info: glegroupsg2000goo.googlegroups.com; posting-host=99.92.52.114; posting-account=v9pHzQoAAAD-z2SecoxJ-pEpp6HPFDK_
NNTP-Posting-Host: 99.92.52.114
References: <697bb311-a7c7-49d3-b532-7a24c7302a11@googlegroups.com> <5a4bf2b6.699528750@news.eternal-september.org>
User-Agent: G2/1.0
MIME-Version: 1.0
Message-ID: <26313e04-e4a6-47fd-9926-d50139e32939@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: Anonymous ancestry DNA chat
From: xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>
Injection-Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:43:49 +0000
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
X-Received-Bytes: 3167
X-Received-Body-CRC: 1531963674
Print Article
Forward Article
On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 4:19:33 PM UTC-5, J. Hugh Sullivan wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:18:44 -0800 (PST), xyzzy<xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >gf wants to do an Ancestry DNA test. 
> 
> If she is thinking of Ancestry ( the company) I would advise against
> it. They are the most commercial company around. Their ancestry data
> is harvested from anyone and everyone without regard to accuracy. One
> has to be a very accomplished and diligent researcher to use their
> genealogy data. For example Ancestry lists 9 different sets of parents
> for my great, great grandfather and no one can prove who they were.
> I'll bet my data against anyone.
> 
> My YDNA was tested by Family Tree DNA. I can't say they would not sell
> the data under certain conditions but they are somewhat secure. Have
> you looked at Geno - the National Geographic test group?
> 
> What is her purpose? Her DNA is mtDNA and will tell who her mother was
> and her mother's mother ad infinitum. It does not work with male
> genealogy - she needs a CLOSE male relative for that.
> 
> I know my dad and granddad's medical history. But advances in medicine
> have changed my prospects. I don't have the same physical infirmaties
> as my mother who never had surgery until she broke a hip at 83 and
> died.
> 
> You are at the point where a little knowledge is a very dangerous
> thing. And I think you are being overcautious.
> 
> I'm not an expert but, after more than 20 years I probably know more
> than the average bear.
> 
> A guy here a few years ago IS an expert. His name? Ah disremember!
> 

She's not interested in building a detailed family tree.  Just knowing her general heritage (i.e.,
are the family stories that they are German true).  I don't think she needs the level of precision
you are discussing.  I've seen a bunch of reviews that Ancestry is the best choice for this because
they have the most data.