I looked at this service last year and was told that it was not available to Maryland residents due to a specific Maryland law. How did you get around this? Or has the law changed?
If you do get around the MD restrictions, make sure you aren't stupid like me and post on their forums that you got around said restrictions. Jerks invalidated my test just DAYS before I got my results. I've been waiting TWO months! So upset today :(
Ancestry.com does a test that is allowed in MD...because it only does your ancestry and not your health testing. Not as fascinating to me.
So, now that MD has released its hold on the DNA testing I sent my sample to 23andMe as well as Ancestry. Both heritage results were pretty much the same except 23andMe denoted I have a small portion of Japanese ancestry which came as a really cool and unexpected surprise. This Japanese relative is traced back to the 1700s, but as I understand it Japan was a closed nation in the 1700s so now I'm even more curious about my ancestry than before I sent the sample!
I haven't had much time of late to delve into the relatives with similar DNA but look forward to doing so. I'm trying to talk my brother into doing it so I can get some paternal-side information. My father and uncles have passed so he's my only hope being the only male sibling.
I'm not a carrier of any of the inherited diseases that were tested, so that was good to know.
Has anyone else done this and had some pleasant (or not so pleasant) surprises?
Absolutely none, and I never claimed it...unlike most.