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Offline slaw

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DNA test
« on: Monday 23 September 19 14:02 BST (UK) »
My daughter has asked for one for her birthday, need some advice on which one to buy
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Re: DNA test
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 September 19 17:53 BST (UK) »
My daughter has asked for one for her birthday, need some advice on which one to buy
I'd go with Ancestry, the cousin connections are not really matched by any other service. The ethnicity thing is just a bit of fun really - you should also realize every sibling differs by 50% from each other, so if you have some distant ancestor of some exotic ethnicities, some siblings may have those genes and others not. I'd say 23andme is probably a bit better at detecting trace ancestry.

This should work for 20% off today only (63 +10 P&P). Otherwise if you can wait until Black Friday in November you might get it for as little as 49 from Amazon with free P&P

https://click.email.ancestry.com/?qs=2e8c4fcf9486dedd0f71d912b71a3fe08397e07bb34c9611c8b42f8434184b54df9c1c915ddc36ef8b914e21018f0a5194ea5aadce1dfa5cdb8d532232a6cf47

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Re: DNA test
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 September 19 18:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks for replying Melba, will have a look at your suggestions.
Sheila
Edwards Llanfyllin Wales Evans LLanfyllin Wales
Salmon(Lawrence)b.1847 Monaghan Ireland
Salmon(lawrence)1869 Darlington, died Stockton on Tees
Duffey Staffordshire
Morris LLanfyllin, David Edwards 1779 Llanrhaiader Wales


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Re: DNA test
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 September 19 18:18 BST (UK) »
 I echo what melba says - go with Ancestry and upload your results to the other sites.


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Re: DNA test
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 September 19 18:23 BST (UK) »
Some discussion and links here that  may help:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=813856.0
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Re: DNA test
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 September 19 18:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks Gadget
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Salmon(lawrence)1869 Darlington, died Stockton on Tees
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Re: DNA test
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 September 19 18:38 BST (UK) »
I am not a big fan of Ancestry's DNA test.

At the end of the day all the sites have their advantages and disadvantages.

What you need to decide is what you want from the test. Until you know that you can not make an informed choice of which test to take. In my opinion no one should advise you to use one site over another without first knowing your requirements for the test.

And to show I am not biased against Ancestry I will mention that I have tested with Ancestry, FTDNA.com and Living DNA and had a free upload to MyHeritage.
James Stott c1775-1850. James was born in Yorkshire but where? He was a stonemason and married Elizabeth Archer (nee Nicholson) in 1794 at Ripon. They lived thereafter in Masham. If anyone has any suggestions or leads as to his birthplace I would be interested to know. I have searched for it for years without success. Thank you.

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Re: DNA test
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Re: DNA test
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 24 September 19 12:51 BST (UK) »
I would also agree wtih taking an AncestryDNA test then uploading to other sites. You can view your match list on Ancestry without an account subscription, but be aware that you would need to subscribe to see the full trees for your matches.
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