Sunday, June 26, 2016 DNA testing

It has been a while since I posted. The new volunteer duties I have taken on with the Ontario Genealogical Society - Ottawa Branch, took up more time than anticipated.

However, time moves on!

I recently completed the DNA test. Because of the large number of people who have tested with Ancestry, my test results brought up 95 shared or very close ancestor hints. There are also 200 4th cousins or closer hints. They all are connections or matches with families I have in my family files. Of course to see these family connections you need to put up at least a skeleton family tree on ancestry.

I would recommend that anyone who has North American ancestry purchase and complete the ancestry DNA test. You will more than likely find new cousins this way and perhaps at the same time help consolidate your family lines and research.

What convinced me was watching a recent Legacy webinar on the topic.

In particular if more of our Kipp/Kip cousins (who have paper trails) would complete the DNA test, they would help build up a database which would help other Kipp/Kip cousins who do not know there ancestry quite so well.

Happy Ancestry DNA testing