Re: Changing Market for Home DNA Testing

Alan Ehrlich
 

Another possibly significant factor that wasn't mentioned in the article: My experience is that 99% of the persons with matching DNA whom I contacted to exchange information never responded... At all.

Perhaps, that shouldn't have surprised me since,visibly, few enough persons, after testing (or even uploading their test results to other testing company's site), bother to add their ancestral family names/locations to these databases either.

Consequently, the 'promise' of finding additional family branches via the trees previously researched by our DNA matches (= relatives) perhaps too often goes unfulfilled...

Finally, if the perpetuity of the DNA testing companies' 'cousin matching databases' cannot be taken for granted, it can be argued that uploading one's DNA test results to non-testing company databases like gedmatch.com are all the more important.

Kind regards,
Alan Ehrlich
Switzerland

EHRLICH JOSHUA JOSUA ADLER BAUM MANASSE DELLEVIE WIENER RIES RIESS HARTWIG ÖTTINGEN OETTINGEN MICHAELIS WACHENHEIMER ARNSTEIN OPPENHEIMER KUGELMANN MARCUS

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.