Saturday, December 24, 2016
The DNA Adventure Begins: I receive the DNA Testing Kit
Some time ago, I finally decided to "bite the bullet" and take a DNA test. Of course, I decided to start with MyHeritage.com because I have already got over 100,000 SmartMatches and that means I already have a large number of "relatives" on the website. Unlike many, I am not seeking to find any more relatives. I have written a number of posts about DNA testing and if you want an interesting perspective on DNA testing you can do a quick Google search on "James Tanner genealogy DNA" and get some interesting posts and other information.
I got the test kit in the mail on December 24, 2016. Since I am involved in family Christmas activities, it will probably be a couple of days before I take the test and send it back to the testing facility which I understand is in Texas.
Here is the packaged opened.
Here is the testing part of the packaging:
You can assume that in the next few days, I will have taken the DNA test (I am worried I might fail!) so the next post on this particular subject will be on the test results. Now, this does not mean that I won't write some rank speculation about the results before they come. It will be interesting to see if my well-developed expectations will match the matching.