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Response to bigtree (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:38 AM

46. My father was born in Oklahoma. There has always been this story

about some sort of Cherokee ancestor, somewhere in the mix. Could be. I don't know. As with other stuff, it would not matter to me, one way or another. As far as genetic questions are concerned, both of my parents are still alive at age 93. Likely my own genes are relatively sound, based on that. My wife's generational relatives mostly seemed to live into their 90s, and we attended her maternal grandmother's 100th birthday party. So, she seems OK in that respect as well.

Testing for genetic health issues is a different thing, really. People who do not know their genetic history have reason to do that sort of testing, I think, if they wish to. But that's not the same reason as general ancestry testing, really.

Again, I don't care if people do any of that stuff. I just don't personally see the utility of it. Insisting that others, particularly political figures, do it is the reason for my thread. Elizabeth Warren has whatever family history she has. She's satisfied with her story. Why would anyone care, really, one way or the other? If she wants to have the tests, that's fine. If not, that's fine, too. It's none of my business, really.

If there's some sort of tribal enrollment issue, that's another reason to do it, I suppose. Mostly, though, this stuff is just vanity testing.

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