Discover Current Living Relatives with an Ancestry DNA Test
Curious about your ancestry? With the help of Dynamic DNA Labs in Springfield, MO, you can easily trace your family’s lineage and fill that family tree. But what if you find someone you didn’t know you were connected to? Maybe you find the name of a long-lost cousin, or you’re led to another adventurous path of discovery? Imagine the possibilities of expanding your family circle and increasing connections across the world. Getting an ancestry DNA test could solve your personal history mysteries.
How Do I Get Started?
These days, a cheek swab, hair follicle, or fingernail sample will do. When you purchase a test from Dynamic DNA Labs, just follow the simple instructions attached to the kit and in no time you’ll have your detailed results back. There are three ancestry DNA tests to choose from:
- Mitochondrial DNA Test (maternal lineage)
- Y-Chromosome DNA Test (paternal lineage)
- mtDNA + Y-DNA (maternal and paternal lineage).
Which Ancestry DNA Test Is Right for Me?
Each test offers different possibilities and, depending on your research goals, one test may be more beneficial for you. A mitochondrial DNA test will only trace back through your mother’s maternal lineage, while the Y-Chromosome DNA test is the same with your father’s paternal lineage. To discover the most information possible, however, the mtDNA + Y-DNA test is your best option.
Once you’ve taken your DNA test, you can be entered into a database like the Genetic Testing Registry, which pools voluntary genetic test information together. By submitting your own DNA to the database, you and others are helping it grow faster than traditional testing methods, giving you faster and more detailed results!
Keep in mind, however, that you may have an unknown relative that is not in the database. Your results include only those who have also completed the test and submitted their DNA sample.
Discovering Living Relatives - What’s next?
You’ve discovered an unknown or lost relative in your ancestry DNA test results, now what? There are some steps you can take to make sure you approach this carefully. First, search websites and databases for any information on this person.
Then ask your family about this relative. They may be able to link together missing information, including the full name and approximate area where this person lives.
And finally, search through social media and other media platforms to contact this person directly. If all goes well, you may end up with some extended family and a new vacation spot!
Contact Us About an Ancestry DNA Test
If you have an interest in discovering more about your family’s lineage, visit Dynamic DNA Labs to explore your options. Ancestry DNA tests are performed in our lab located on Republic Road in Springfield, MO, by a team with 20 years of combined experience in DNA testing and research. Contact us today or visit our lab to start your testing process.