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OT: And yet another really OT question…OT

RRPRRP Posts: 24,880
edited September 22 in EggHead Forum
I realize this is an odd question to be posted on a BBQ grill question….BUT I also believe this forum has such a broad spectrum of intelligent viewers/responders ,…PLUS this is only Wednesday anyway!

Here goes… any experiences - good or bad you want ro share about getting a DNA  analysis comparison  by two siblings, who “have always wondered”
Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 27,074
    That is a third rail topic that I will just follow thru the comments.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 8,653
    I think that's one of those situations where you proceed in peril if both parties are not capable of accepting/understanding all possible outcomes of the test results.
    I'll bet some old episodes of the Jerry Springer or Dr. Phil shows have episodes about this stuff. :)
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk

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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,443
    What are the chances this thread runs amok and @RRP disappears?
    canuckland
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,880
    What are the chances this thread runs amok and @RRP disappears?
    Hmmm, guess I didn’t think that would happen, but the question posed was not mine, but from a friend and after processing it thru my feeble mind while mowing my yard today, I figured why not run it up the flagpole to see WHAT real life experiences occurred. Obvioudly if someone did not chance knowing the truth, then, why bother,
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 5,285
    Go on YouTube and you will find several videos where it wrecked families and several where finding unknown fathers turned out great. No unknown relatives closer than second cousins showed up on mine. No unknown kids either. 

    The big thing that I found was the Choctaw bride many generations ago was more likely of African ancestry. Everyone thinks that they have an Indian Princess in their ancestry but it almost never is true.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,880
    Go on YouTube and you will find several videos where it wrecked families and several where finding unknown fathers turned out great. No unknown relatives closer than second cousins showed up on mine. No unknown kids either. 

    The big thing that I found was the Choctaw bride many generations ago was more likely of African ancestry. Everyone thinks that they have an Indian Princess in their ancestry but it almost never is true.
    Thanks! Guess I have and still am happy knowing at age 78 I was an only child. 













    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 30,048
    RRP said:
    Go on YouTube and you will find several videos where it wrecked families and several where finding unknown fathers turned out great. No unknown relatives closer than second cousins showed up on mine. No unknown kids either. 

    The big thing that I found was the Choctaw bride many generations ago was more likely of African ancestry. Everyone thinks that they have an Indian Princess in their ancestry but it almost never is true.
    Thanks! Guess I have and still am happy knowing at age 78 I was an only child. 














    when my grandfather was in his late 80's a woman knocked on his door and introduced herself, it was a daughter he never knew he had.  he dated her mom when he was 20 and she never told him, she just moved to live with relatives.
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Mark_B_GoodMark_B_Good Posts: 1,193
    RRP said:
    I realize this is an odd question to be posted on a BBQ grill question….BUT I also believe this forum has such a broad spectrum of intelligent viewers/responders ,…PLUS this is only Wednesday anyway!

    Here goes… any experiences - good or bad you want ro share about getting a DNA  analysis comparison  by two siblings, who “have always wondered”
    My vote is to let sleeping dogs lay ... what good can come out of it? DNA match ... oh, nothing changes, carry on. DNA non-match ... oh crap!

    Rather just carry on with life.
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,661
    edited September 22
    A bit different from the connection your friend is trying to make but I found out when I was in my mid 20s that my grandfather on my moms side wasn't technically my grandfather. My moms birth dad was apparently an alcoholic POS and left my grandmother when my mom was like 1. She then met who I called my grandfather when my mom was like 2 and after marrying my grandmother he legally adopted my mom. So my mom didn't even know till she was alot older either. 

    I grew up not knowing my "grandfather" wasn't blood related to me. For me personally it didn't matter because that man was one of my idols. 

    I think your friend needs to ask themselves what are they trying to resolve here? Does it even matter? For me finding that out didn't change my relationship with him if anything it made me admire him more because he never looked at me like we weren't "related by blood"


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,338
    They may find what they are looking for, but they also might find a lot they aren't looking for.

    Be prepared for good news, bad news, or no news.  

    It causes a lot of different feelings for different people.

    I will say, if there is money involved (inheritance), the feelings are usually not warm and welcoming.  And, that can be one sided, where one person might fear losing part of an inheritance even though the other person is not looking for money.   Money makes the worst in people come out.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,113
    Never ask a question if you are not prepared for the answer.

    I cannot say what I would do, probably live in ignorance.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Proud and vocal Vegan.  I don't see why an animal should lose their life, just so you can have a snack.

    In a country such as this, where there are fruits, grains, and nuts in abundance, how can one think that he must eat the flesh of dead animals?
  • ThapcoThapco Posts: 44
     This leaves a wide open field of bad and very little good.  Only good I can think of right now is having a genetic medical history of inherited problems which knowing history might help diagnostics or even healing 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,880
    Case closed! My friend was only "thinking" about asking his brother and seemed to only need a slight nudge to drop the thought in a heartbeat! Now I'm not even sure why he asked me!
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • lkapigian said:
    I keep all my DNA safely tucked away in my sock drawer 
    You wouldn’t happen to be a Chili Peppers fan, per chance?
  • I'd suggest your friend (and anyone else who is interested) check out the documentary "Our Father" on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/title/81227735

    Fertility Dr. used self extracted seed instead of requested donor and they have identified 94 of his offspring so far through DNA tests. This happened in the next town over from me which is why I watched it. I found it fascinating but also a little scary since folks around here do not know who they are related to when pairing up.
  • Tip2TipTip2Tip Posts: 88
    Years ago my oldest brother got one of these things done.  I think it was the 23 and me one.  

    Results came back and he told me it said he was part Cherokee.  I said BS Indians do not have facial hair.  He said well get it yourself you probably have some too.

    So I did, and compared my results to his over Thanksgiving.  Turns out, he was right about the Cherokee business.  But what we did not expect was that he was not my brother.  

    He was my father.

    When I asked him about this, he admitted that mom had asked him to do some strange things in her bedroom back in the day.  And then one day I came along.  

    You would think he would have mentioned that story to me before telling me to get the DNA test.   

    That was a rough Thanksgiving.  
    California
  • Wow.
    Yes that is my real name.
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