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: 28th Aug 2019 / 13 replies / Post by 3lions

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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

The Fat Man

Posted by: The Fat Man
Posted: 27th Aug 2019

The Fat Man says: I wholeheartedly agree with you. You are a wise woman. 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

The Fat Man

Posted by: The Fat Man
Posted: 27th Aug 2019

The Fat Man says: I would never do an online DNA test as when you do it they sell all your information to other people and institutions for financial gain, and your information on health and personal info becomes public to anyone who would like to make financial gain from it. Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 14th Jul 2019

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

hw7455

Posted by: hw7455
Posted: 25th Aug 2019

hw7455 says: I was considering a DNA test too to find my paternal line. Although I found out as a female they cannot match any paternal DNA without a Y Chromosome. And without any brothers in my family my only option is to open up adoption records.. Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 28th Aug 2019

3lions says: For some reason I cannot reply to specific members? The reply button isn't working....
Anyway
Thankyou for all your replies.
To the lady with the 18 year old son. I can understand your point of view. I'm just curious does you son have any relatives? Cousins, any other siblings?
I'm only curious as when I was 18 I didn't really care either, I was happy ECT... Fast forward 30 years & things change.
I have no other family, no cousins.

Just thought it might be nice to find someone related who could maybe show me a photo of what he looks like? Curiosity does kick in as one gets older.

The lady who mentioned he maybe dead, that's probably the only thing I do know. He was over 20ywars older than my mum when she got married & she is now 78. So I'd say it's a given.
Just curious to know what he looked like & maybe any siblings.

After reading the comments, I'm not I'll bother. Just carry on the rest of my life as I've done. Just looking after myself & my mum while I can.

Thanks again for all your replies.
It's very kind of you.
( I've emailed cafechat, to let them know I can't reply for some reason) Reply

The Fat Man

Posted by: The Fat Man
Posted: 28th Aug 2019

The Fat Man says: Hello 3lions.
I thought that I was unable to reply also, but, if you type your message in the box, when complete, just hit the save button, and it will be posted.
Hope that this helps you in the future; TheFatMan.
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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

musicmum

Posted by: musicmum
Posted: 27th Aug 2019

musicmum says: Thanks for your complement, I try to learn what I can, I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to certain things especially controlling the masses, we have to worry about the future of our privacy, 5G is coming, check this out:
https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/digital-slavery-5g-internet-things-and-artificial-intelligence 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

The Fat Man

Posted by: The Fat Man
Posted: 28th Aug 2019

The Fat Man says: Thank you musicmum for your reply. I visited the site that you recommended, and I am aware of these issues. I am so pleased that I live in a rural area where this technology will never become a reality. There are sites such as Firefox and Malwarebites that give the same information. I believe that if you download the Illuminati app and go through it, you will be well educated about the world control of the Satanic world rule, and all it's implications; which will explain how we are going to be governed in the future. We need to be worried. Reply

3lions

Posted by: 3lions
Posted: 28th Aug 2019

3lions says: Hope this reply goes to the "The Fat Man"
Doesn't seem right typing that name....
Anyway this is the only option available for place my reply... Fingers crossed its to you.
Thankyou very much for your reply and help.
Very kind of you :) Reply

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