Personally, my family has had much success with DNA testing. It has
confirmed relationships between surviving members of branches of the
family that were decimated by the holocaust; we've been able to
confirm an oral history that one branch of our family was Sephardic
and fled to Eastern Europe during the Inquisition; we have helped a
gentleman who is a Y-DNA match to my brother discover who his
previously unknown biological grandfather was.
In some cases, even though the DNA test didn't provide an answer, it
suggested a new path of investigation. We do not know what my
husband's paternal grandfather's surname was in Odessa. My husband
had his Y-DNA tested, and he had several matches whose ancestors
came >from a region about 200 miles >from Odessa; so we have extended
our search to include this region.
Your DNA results remain in the Family Tree Database, so even if you
don't have any DNA matches right away, there is always the
possibility that someone will test in the future.
researching: BROSGOL, KAPELUCHNIK, BAILENSON, SKUTELSKY, RAPOPORT
from Rezekne, Latvia; KELMER, OLSZTAJN >from Zychlin, Poland;LEWKOWICZ >from Skierniewice, Poland; MEZELSJO >from Mszczonow, Poland