CRI Genetics?


amitch1066@...
 

Hi Everyone,

Is anyone familiar with this DNA testing company?  https://www.crigenetics.com/

They claim they can test back 50+ generations with "biogeographical ancestry".  Also, are they reputable and how do they stack up against other testing companies?

Thanks!
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Amy Mitchell


adina@...
 

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 03:21 PM, <amitch1066@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Is anyone familiar with this DNA testing company?  https://www.crigenetics.com/

They claim they can test back 50+ generations with "biogeographical ancestry".  Also, are they reputable and how do they stack up against other testing companies?

Thanks!
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Amy Mitchell

 Hi Amy,

Not a recommended company, so I would spend my money elsewhere. People regularly get odd results and there's no matching.

Take care,
Adina Newman


ccelaynarose3@...
 

For all those who may be interested in this company:

I found them to have wonderful customer service. However, there are both pros and cons as to what they can offer, at least pertaining to my personal experience. 

My first experience was to upload my autosomal DNA results from Ancestry. The results were prompts and, come to find out later in my research, more accurate than my initial Ancestry estimates. At least they were closer. I have attached screenshots of a map and the overview of my top ethnicity from the CRI Genetics results of my last 5 generations as an example.  As a matter of fact,  there was a clue that my DNA may suggest Jewish roots which have now been found in the family tree.

My next encounter with the company was an attempt to find my Maternal Haplogroup. When I read their write-up for the test, it sounded much like an mtDNA test, maybe not Full Sequence, but close and much less expensive. So, I purchased a test, took it and sent it back, only to wait and wait. After much email communication with the company (they are excellent about customer service and communication), I was told, they needed to repeat the test. Long story short the test couldn't be processed and I asked for my money to be returned and it was returned that day. I was disappointed but they were really good about it.

One other drawback is that any test that THEY do, cannot be downloaded. you can SEE your results but not download them. I didn't realize that but it is in their agreement that you need to sign. And you never see the raw data. This is one thing I wish that I had realized beforehand.

All in all, it works differently from other companies, but I found the results to be quite accurate. I just wish you could download them. Additionally, I bet if I asked them to send me a replacement mtDNA test that they would have done it. Lesson learned.

I hope this overview was helpful. Please let me know if anyone has any questions

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Connie Derosier Carter
Kissimmee, FL, Leominster, MA


Susan
 

Yes, I have used CRI Genetics, but they are not a genealogy site. Here is my comparison of CRI Genetics with a typical genealogy site like MyHeritage:

Typical genealogy site with DNA testing: Does DNA testing with a primary goal of generating a list of potential genealogical leads, or potential relatives; may offer some sort of ethnicity reports; often allows you to download your raw DNA data to possibly upload at other sites; does not usually do haplogroup testing (mitochondrial or Y chromosome).

CRI Genetics: has a great scientific basis for its genetic analysis; does give deep ancestral background at various levels and breakdowns; does offer mitochondrial and Y haplogroup testing; does not allow a download of your DNA data but puts a high emphasis on privacy and security; does not have a genealogical orientation to helping clarify your historically recent family tree.

I have used both CRI Genetics and MyHeritage Genetics, but for different reasons. And I like them both. I do have a personal interest in genetics, archaeology, and evolution, including human evolution, and have taken multiple college courses in all these areas – so that is part of the basis of my interest in CRI Genetics. And I have had great difficulty figuring out my husband’s ancestry, so being able to upload his raw DNA data to GEDmatch. Com has been a great help.

I hope this is helpful.

Susan Stark


JoAnne Goldberg
 

Apparently their "50+ generations" claim is based on providing  your Y-DNA and mtDNA haplogroups -- information that is included with 23andMe tests, or you can drill down deeper with specific FamilyTreeDNA tests. Looks like a lot of their customers complain about being scammed.

Here is a great resource for test comparison: https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_testing_comparison_chart

JoAnne

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 03:21 PM, <amitch1066@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Is anyone familiar with this DNA testing company?  https://www.crigenetics.com/

They claim they can test back 50+ generations with "biogeographical ancestry".  Also, are they reputable and how do they stack up against other testing companies?

Thanks!
--
Amy Mitchell

 Hi Amy,

Not a recommended company, so I would spend my money elsewhere. People regularly get odd results and there's no matching.

Take care,
Adina Newman



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JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany