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23&Me Comparative Value

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23&Me Comparative Value

Posted: 1356261031000
Classification: Query
I'm contemplating adding 23&Me to my tests and would appreciate any thoughts. (Hope this is not inappropriate for this board!)

I have done Family Tree DNA Y-67, Deep Clade, and Family Finder; Geno 2.0; and Ancestry autosomal. I've transferred my Y data to Ancestry and my autosomal data to Gedmatch. To date, my results have provided further evidence of my paternal ancestors' place of origin, confirmed the name of my paternal ggm and 2xggm and identified a few 3-4 cousins. However, the percentage of confirmed autosomal matches is very low--fewer than 10 out of nearly 2400 on Ancestry and 200 on FTDNA.

With the new price of $99 for 23&Me, I'm wondering what it would add to my body of knowledge. I am only mildly interested in the medical information, but intrigued by their goal of expanding their data base. My principal goal would be to find matches related to my family's Anglo-Norman Irish, Scots-Irish and German ancestry. (All branches of my family originate with 19th century immigrants from Europe.) So I would be particularly interested if, now or in the future, 23&Me could include participants from those populations.

Any comments welcome. If you have tested with 23&Me, how did it add to your information? If not, why have you chosen not to purchase the product?

Jim
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