Two of my daughters got me this for my birthday. I’ve always wanted to do this but wouldn’t spend the money on myself.
Positives – it is fascinating to read about the breakdown of my DNA into origins. It confirmed some things.
Negatives – they give you a list of possible relatives but in order to see the trees you have to pay for a membership on ancestry. There is a two week free trial but you still have to give them your credit card information.
I haven’t read everything yet. The document is 59 pages long but what I did read was interesting. There were a couple of regions which surprised me as I’ve not traced my family back to them but we all know that people didn’t just stick to their own regions – there was a lot of migration throughout history.
Next I have to decide if I have the time to spend doing research on Ancestry for the next six months so I get the most out of a membership. If I make time for it, I would love to do the research but it means giving up on something else.
Don’t misunderstand me, I love doing the research and looking for people to connect with my tree but the problem is I have so little actual free time, I’m afraid if I purchase it, I won’t use it enough to make it worthwhile for purchasing. Plus it is pricey. I’ll have to think about it and see what I think the next six months will bring.