Will it give me information about my parents? I am adopted

asked on December 1, 2016

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I received my results 8 days ago and knew who my mother was but nothing more and knew absolutely nothing about my father. In 8 days I now have myself located under the right great grandmother/father and working with cousins (1st, 2nd and 3rd) to figure out exactly where I fit on my fathers side. On my mothers side I … see more I received my results 8 days ago and knew who my mother was but nothing more and knew absolutely nothing about my father. In 8 days I now have myself located under the right great grandmother/father and working with cousins (1st, 2nd and 3rd) to figure out exactly where I fit on my fathers side. On my mothers side I know exactly where I am on the tree, exactly. There is a lot of work and research to do if you want the answers, but newly found relatives have been welcoming and eager to help. ...and I discovered a half sister I never knew about and working on making contact. Make sure you download your raw DNA and use other free sites as well. Many will allow you to upload for free (except ancestry and 23). see less I received my results 8 days ago and knew who my mother was but nothing more and knew absolutely nothing about my father. In 8 days I now have myself located under the right great grandmother/father and working with cousins (1st, 2nd and 3rd) to figure out exactly where I fit on my fathers side. On my mothers side I know exactly where I am on the tree, exactly. There is a lot of work and research to do if you want the answers, but newly found relatives have been welcoming and eager to help. ...and I discovered a half sister I never knew about and working on making contact. Make sure you download your raw DNA and use other free sites as well. Many will allow you to upload for free (except ancestry and 23).
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· December 30, 2017
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It will post a graph showing geographically where your DNA comes from in the world as well as compile a list of people who also tested with the same DNA it will break down how closely they are related (1-2 or 3-4 cousins example)you should do it
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· December 1, 2016
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I know you asked this a while ago but i used ancestry and got my results a week ago. You can take your raw data from there and upload it into other databases like promethease.com for genetic inheritances related to your health and GEDmatch.com to find people that uploaded their data from other dna sites who are related… see more I know you asked this a while ago but i used ancestry and got my results a week ago. You can take your raw data from there and upload it into other databases like promethease.com for genetic inheritances related to your health and GEDmatch.com to find people that uploaded their data from other dna sites who are related to you. Plus you can compare your chromosomes with other people in gedmatch and see ancient ancestor relations. I found a relation between myself and the palaeo eskimo who was found in greenland 4,000 years ago, as well as the clovis infant found in the only clovis burial ground in the world from 12,500 years ago along with some others who are mostly russian and siberian. So that site is pretty cool and im kind of obsessed with it. Anyway, my dad was adopted and he passed away in 2010. Dad had 3 siblings who were all seperated from each other through adoption. He tried finding them all his life but only found 1 brother and it was by accident when he was in vietnam. Someone overhead someone call my dad by his last name (candea) and since the name is rare the person who overhead it felt the need to ask my dad if he was related to this other guy with the same name. Dad was 5 when he was adopted but he remembered his siblings and parents names. Dad and his 1 brother tried finding their other siblings and parents but only found their dad who turned out to be a pile of crap to say the least. So i have been trying to find dads relatives ever since. 6 days into having my ancestry results i messaged someone who ancestry said was a 1st cousin because i know my moms side and this person didnt match anyone i knew from moms and being a first cousin i would know they aren't moms relative. I messaged them and told them the gist of me trying to find my dads siblings and told her who dads mother and father are. Later that night i got a message from someone on facebook, rather than ancestry. She said i messaged her cousin and was trying to find her mother. So it hit me, this is dads sister, but she doesnt have the same name i remembered dad saying his sister had. So we got to talking and she is dads half sister, they share mothers. If dad knew he had half siblings he would have been just as determined to find them as his other siblings. She told me that their mom abandoned her and her sister when she was 5 and she has no idea what happenes to her. She only knows what people have told her but nothing is adding up. Her story actually matches some of the things my dad told my mom years ago. She said that people tell her that her mom was in a state hospital (asylum) and she died in there back in 1962 (when dad was 12 and his half sister was 5). Dad told mom he remembers before he was put in foster care his mom and dad were arguing in the car. She was threatening to jump out of the car so his dad stopped the car. She got out and took off. His dad tried finding her when she never came home and he went to her family who stated that she was put in a state home and shortly after she died. Considering that neither myself or dads half sister have been able to find any paper trail on their mom, including no census papers, we dont know if we should believe she died but with no paper trail we dont understand if she is alive how she is going unnoticed. Because if she died when dads father was looking for her before dad was put up for adoption, how would she be able to have two other children with a different man a few years after she supposedly died? It is weird and a conspiracy for sure. But both myself and my newly found aunt are highly intrigued by this.

You will definitely find relatives through ancestry though. If you dont kniw what your bio mom or dads names were or at least part of their name like a first or last name, it will just require a little more work since you'll have to explain things to relatives you message in order to find out if they know anything and it could lead to who your bio parents are. Good luck! see less
I know you asked this a while ago but i used ancestry and got my results a week ago. You can take your raw data from there and upload it into other databases like promethease.com for genetic inheritances related to your health and GEDmatch.com to find people that uploaded their data from other dna sites who are related to you. Plus you can compare your chromosomes with other people in gedmatch and see ancient ancestor relations. I found a relation between myself and the palaeo eskimo who was found in greenland 4,000 years ago, as well as the clovis infant found in the only clovis burial ground in the world from 12,500 years ago along with some others who are mostly russian and siberian. So that site is pretty cool and im kind of obsessed with it. Anyway, my dad was adopted and he passed away in 2010. Dad had 3 siblings who were all seperated from each other through adoption. He tried finding them all his life but only found 1 brother and it was by accident when he was in vietnam. Someone overhead someone call my dad by his last name (candea) and since the name is rare the person who overhead it felt the need to ask my dad if he was related to this other guy with the same name. Dad was 5 when he was adopted but he remembered his siblings and parents names. Dad and his 1 brother tried finding their other siblings and parents but only found their dad who turned out to be a pile of crap to say the least. So i have been trying to find dads relatives ever since. 6 days into having my ancestry results i messaged someone who ancestry said was a 1st cousin because i know my moms side and this person didnt match anyone i knew from moms and being a first cousin i would know they aren't moms relative. I messaged them and told them the gist of me trying to find my dads siblings and told her who dads mother and father are. Later that night i got a message from someone on facebook, rather than ancestry. She said i messaged her cousin and was trying to find her mother. So it hit me, this is dads sister, but she doesnt have the same name i remembered dad saying his sister had. So we got to talking and she is dads half sister, they share mothers. If dad knew he had half siblings he would have been just as determined to find them as his other siblings. She told me that their mom abandoned her and her sister when she was 5 and she has no idea what happenes to her. She only knows what people have told her but nothing is adding up. Her story actually matches some of the things my dad told my mom years ago. She said that people tell her that her mom was in a state hospital (asylum) and she died in there back in 1962 (when dad was 12 and his half sister was 5). Dad told mom he remembers before he was put in foster care his mom and dad were arguing in the car. She was threatening to jump out of the car so his dad stopped the car. She got out and took off. His dad tried finding her when she never came home and he went to her family who stated that she was put in a state home and shortly after she died. Considering that neither myself or dads half sister have been able to find any paper trail on their mom, including no census papers, we dont know if we should believe she died but with no paper trail we dont understand if she is alive how she is going unnoticed. Because if she died when dads father was looking for her before dad was put up for adoption, how would she be able to have two other children with a different man a few years after she supposedly died? It is weird and a conspiracy for sure. But both myself and my newly found aunt are highly intrigued by this.

You will definitely find relatives through ancestry though. If you dont kniw what your bio mom or dads names were or at least part of their name like a first or last name, it will just require a little more work since you'll have to explain things to relatives you message in order to find out if they know anything and it could lead to who your bio parents are. Good luck!

Jillian Jeffers
· January 22, 2018
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It can. There are 6 services that have separate people matching databases. In order of size: AncestryDNA, 23andMe, My Heritage, Family Tree DNA, GEDmatch, and LivingDNA.

Only AncestryDNA and 23andMe require you to buy a kit. The others you can upload to.

Kevin Casper
· January 18, 2020
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If your biological parents or close relatives have taken a tat. My daughter in law found her biological father, and never knew she was adopted! My nephew found children he never knew he had!
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· June 26, 2019
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It’s a tool. It won’t have answers for you but will give you the resources to figure things out.
Goats
· November 24, 2018
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I found a cousin who had been adopted as a baby
Miriam R. Baba
· October 16, 2018
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I'm adopted on my paternal side. And because I'm being sensitive to family. I'm Definately running into roadblocks. Anyone living is kept secrect. And if you're looking for answers you won't find it here. Ugh. I wish you the best.
Kimberly Case
· May 17, 2018
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Yes & no. If any one in the biological farmily has taken this test it will link you. If no one has of course there is nothing to compare
Suzie
· December 16, 2018
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im not sure wife hasn't done it yet but will klet you know
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· December 5, 2016
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