RootsTech 2018 – Day 2

For me, today was DNA day. Tomorrow may be too. I've tested with two companies so far, Ancestry and MyHeritage. I have tons of DNA matches on both sites*, but it's been hard for me to get excited about DNA because these are autosomal tests that are good to about the 5th generation and my direct line family tree is complete to that point. I just don't get the same rush as people who are finding clues to their parentage, etc. But as I was talking today with someone for whom DNA is their last, best hope of connecting with family, it struck me that I may be that essential link for someone.      How privileged am I? I don't need to test for my own benefit, I need to test because I was fortunate enough to be the one who descended with all the information. If someone out there shares my genes and is hunting for family, I need to get my test results out to as many sites as possible to make the information accessible.   So the first lecture I attended, Update …
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