29 December 2012

DNA poll

Back in August OGS conducted a poll on use of DNA in genealogy. As I prepare for a Before BIFHSGO presentation on January 12 I went back to have a look and found quite a few more responses. Here are the results

Have you used DNA testing as an aid in building your family tree?
  • Yes and it was very interesting, glad I did it (49%, 70 Votes)
  • No, but I am considering it (31%, 44 Votes)
  • Yes, but nothing helpful or surprising turned up so buyer beware (8%, 11 Votes)
  • Have never even considered it, will never do it! (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Looked into it but decided it was not for me (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Awaiting my results now! (3%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 143

And if you're still one of those lacking a DNA test a final reminder you have until the end of the year to take advantage of the Family Tree DNA special.

1 comment:

Linda Reid said...

By testing elderly cousins of my parents I have been able to confirm that 3 of my 4 sets of great-grandparents are correct. Testing a second cousin of my mother's confirmed a set of 2xgreat-grandparents.

One cousin tested last spring died just before Christmas. If you have elderly relatives, don't delay asking them if they will provide a DNA sample as a cousin's child will only share half as much DNA with you.