AncestryDNA testing

RoseRed

American Beauty
PREMO Member
This is a great series about celebrities and influential people finding out about their family histories:

https://www.pbs.org/show/finding-your-roots/

Episode 1 of Season 4 is my favorite so far. Larry David and Bernie Sanders trace their roots and find out they are related.
https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/

This is another good one that I like to watch.

I am fortunate that my GGGfather started with family history which has funneled down to me. I need to take a look at the photo albums again.
 

Clem72

Active Member
But with enough native American DNA, you can qualify for tribal membership and get some of those indian casino profits.
Just going to mention this is incorrect. First, you would need to be able to tie your blood to one of the federally recognized tribes, second DNA testing is not recognized it has to be through verified ancestry, and third even if you meet the blood requirements (most commonly 25% or 1/16th with a full blood great grandparent) and successfully petition to be put on a registry of a tribe that has gaming (about 40% of them), and which provide per-capita payments (about 15% per my googling), you likely would not get any disbursment as they are are paid out top-down.

I have lots of family that are on official registers for multiple tribes, all of which have associated gaming, and not a single one of them has ever got a direct payment. One of my cousins friends is ostensibly FBI (full blood indian) and is a tribal elder who actually works part time in a casino. And he does get a disbursement (~2-3k a year).

I have heard of some groups that get ridiculously large payments, but I believe they are rare and wouldn't be open to someone who showed up with an online DNA test.
 
I would love to have mine done and then my brother have his done. Same mother and father for both but I take after my father's family and my brother takes after my mother's family. No one who sees us together can tell we are brother and sister. I am dying to know what our percentage makeup comparisons look like.
 

stgislander

Well-Known Member
Just going to mention this is incorrect. First, you would need to be able to tie your blood to one of the federally recognized tribes, second DNA testing is not recognized it has to be through verified ancestry, and third even if you meet the blood requirements (most commonly 25% or 1/16th with a full blood great grandparent) and successfully petition to be put on a registry of a tribe that has gaming (about 40% of them), and which provide per-capita payments (about 15% per my googling), you likely would not get any disbursment as they are are paid out top-down.

I have lots of family that are on official registers for multiple tribes, all of which have associated gaming, and not a single one of them has ever got a direct payment. One of my cousins friends is ostensibly FBI (full blood indian) and is a tribal elder who actually works part time in a casino. And he does get a disbursement (~2-3k a year).

I have heard of some groups that get ridiculously large payments, but I believe they are rare and wouldn't be open to someone who showed up with an online DNA test.
Did I REALLY need to add the sarcasm tag? :sarcasm:

I guess I did.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
this is a good way to find out you are the Postman's Child .... or the Brother From another Father
 

Clem72

Active Member
Did I REALLY need to add the sarcasm tag? :sarcasm:

I guess I did.
Yes, when you say something that is said by hundreds of others with perfect sincerity. Just because you meant it to be sarcasm doesn't mean it's not a commonly expressed sentiment (and I don't know you well enough to tell the difference from text).

If you linked a story that a new amazon tribe had been found and they have no history of autism ever, and someone responded "they also don't have vaccines, this proves that vaccines cause autism" you would have basically no idea of whether or not they held that opinion or were making fun of it.
 

jazz lady

~*~ rara avis ~*~
I would love to have mine done and then my brother have his done. Same mother and father for both but I take after my father's family and my brother takes after my mother's family. No one who sees us together can tell we are brother and sister. I am dying to know what our percentage makeup comparisons look like.
I am fortunate that my brother, sister, and I all look similar enough, although I am the only one with brown eyes - they have hazel eyes just like our mom and dad - and she is left-handed. Personality wise, we are three VERY different individuals.

It is interesting when siblings look nothing alike and makes you wonder. Maybe you can steal his spit when he sleeps if he doesn't want to be tested. :lol:
 

glhs837

Power with Control
I don't' want to do it because they keep finding serial killers through these DNA family connections.
Gonna be a two hour special on the one they did find, the BTK killer, Sunday I think. And the way it played out was that they had his DNA from the crime scenes, but never a match in the database, becuase as a cop, his DNA was never in the system. So they searched the commecial databases and found close matches, relatives of his, and through those people, doing real detective work, they found him.
 
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