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DNA testing: pros and cons
Posted by Jessie Gregor on 22/8/2016, 12:09:12
If youíre thinking about whether DNA testing is worthwhile, then Iíd say definitely yes. Iíve worked hard on my family history but we all have brick walls and Iím beginning to break those down now with various clues and great contacts from my DNA matches. It doesnít replace good paper research but itís a brilliant extra tool in our kit? Itís certainly helped my tree to collaborate with others and Iím learning something new about my family lines all the time. For me, there are only two minor Ďconsí. Firstly, some people who take a DNA test havenít done any research at all so they wonít be such a useful Ďmatchí to you but, who knows, it might pique their interest and they start researching later? Secondly, you donít have to be a DNA expert at all but the more you work on those ĎDNA-for-dummiesí type lessons and links, the more youíll get out of it?