Online dna testing

Being 52 years old & don't know who my father is.
I've never seen a photo of him, I know absolutely nothing about him. I have a name only (which still could be incorrect)
Would you do an online DNA test?
I've been told "he would be dead by now"
I'm an only child who thinks should I gone down that road?
Then I think "why didn't he ever want to know anything about me"
I do have heath issues related to begin generic, that has not come from my mother's side?
Interested in anyone's thoughts, maybe you've done the
Ancestry DNA test.

Thanks for reading. I'd really be interested in your story and thoughts. Reply

    Last reply: 17th Aug 2019 / 5 replies / Post by 3lions

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jobgenie63

Posted by: jobgenie63
Posted: 14th Jul 2019

jobgenie63 says: Hi. I have done the DNA test myself and it is quite interesting. It is worth doing in regards to finding close relatives. I mainly use it to connect to cousins on Ancestry. You don't have to add a tree or anything if you are just interested in paternity. I have discovered so much through using this and have found other relatives close by who are interested in getting in contact to share information. It is also useful for finding health issues and other traits that you might be interested in. Hope this helps. Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 14th Jul 2019

jobgenie63 says: Hi. I have done the DNA test myself and it is quite interesting. It is worth doing in regards to finding close relatives. I mainly use it to connect to cousins on Ancestry. You don't have to add a...

3lions says: Hi,
Thanks for your reply. It's very interesting to hear your experience. Definitely worth looking into it further I think. Thanks again, I really appreciate it :) Reply

Ali31662094

Posted by: Ali31662094
Posted: 19th Jul 2019

Ali31662094 says: I'd definitely do an online DNA test. I've never done one myself but an interested in doing one. I hope you find answers Reply

Sophie31654857

Posted by: Sophie31654857
Posted: 31st Jul 2019

Sophie31654857 says: Whether it is effective or not relies on a few things, namely, how many people from his family who have also done a DNA test. This is why results can vary between different DNA testing companies and why, if people from your Fathers family haven't done a DNA test, you may not have much success. You're not going to lose anything by trying though. However, I doubt its efficacy in telling you why you may have certain genetically related issues as from my understanding it tells you where your DNA has migrated from around the world.

He may be dead, he may not be and there could be many reasons why he hasn't or couldn't get in touch with you. This is about you though - and what you want - so I think you should do what you can so that you don't look back with regrets. Reply

musicmum

Posted by: musicmum
Posted: 17th Aug 2019

musicmum says: Personally I would never get a DNA test done, once it is stored it is there for life and you have lost all your privacy forever. Who is to say who will get their hands on it? But if you don't care about that it might be worthwhile if you think you really need to find out your ancestry. My son does not know who is father is (and has never asked) and I would not want him to go down this road because all he will find out is being rejected, why confirm this and who cares what the excuses are, because you will be faced with whether you want to forgive or forget, and my son's father chose not to be there when he was born and never once chased us up in his 18 years so why start now? My son is a confident and happy teenager and I would hate for him to be depressed over this issue. He has never asked and I have no need to tell him, because he knows who loves him and who cared for him. I find it hard to understand why people want to find out their ancestory because it does not change who you are, you are an individual and should embrace life as it comes. Reply

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