I did the AncestryDNA one and was actually very shocked by the results. Thought I was more western or eastern European but turns out I am half British with potential origins in the Wales/Ireland/Scotland area. I am completely okay with that though cause I love that area. XD
I was expecting more Irish, German and African since I thought I had a mulatto ancestor only 3 or 4 generations ago. My brother is going to also take this because I got mostly Swiss, UK/Scotland, and Norway/Sweden/Finland. Swiss I never expected being such a small area. XD
I guess I wouldn't mind knowing where my family came from, cause my grandma came from Canada, and at some point, one of my ancestors married a native Indian. I'm not sure about my dad or my grandfather's side, so I think that would be interesting to know andI'm sure my mother would like to know too as she is interested in that sorta thing also. But the test is pricey, But I think it would be worth it time to save up and then play the waiting game. XD
I think the question is will the answers help you in your life? Like will it affect you so much you will be at peace from the answers? For me the answer is yes and while I could confirm some things, I also was surprised by some things, so I'm happy to have done it.
They are, but I guess will the answers help you in life. I know some people change after they find out answers... like not knowing impacts them worse than finally knowing, even if they are surprising answers.
I can relate. My mother's side is Amish, my grandfather was the one who left the community, so we have ZERO records about the family past. Nobody talks about it. lol My father's side is somewhat trackable, but I never got far. Even with Ancestry websites. So I had very little information from both sides. xnx The closure of knowing helps a lot I think!
Just go online and order a test. If you want to go through your doctor, you'll need a good reason for it. I went to one of the genetic lab's websites and had one ordered. Common ones are 23andMe and Ancestry.com