Comments on: AncestryDNA and Katie Couric bring birth mother and son together – 41 years later http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=katie-couric-amazing-discoveries The official blog of Ancestry Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:24:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Texashosshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-91955 Texashoss Fri, 17 May 2013 18:49:56 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-91955 That is so awesome that people can discover their family heritage through Ancestry DNA. I am glad to hear that you could connect families together who might not know if they have any relatives out there. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely,

Thomas Campbell

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By: Laurenhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-88601 Lauren Fri, 03 May 2013 21:48:23 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-88601 Jennifer, I am in the same situation with my mother being adopted. I decided that I would order the test and I’m going to give it to my mother for mother’s day for her to take. I do hope that the DNA will reveal more! I’m so excited to find out something!

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By: Jenniferhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-88213 Jennifer Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:29 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-88213 I was kind of hoping for something like this to happen to me. My mom was adopted. It seemed like a long shot, but I knew there was a chance a close relative from her biological family also took the DNA test. No such luck, however. I have a handful of matches for 4th to 6th cousins, and even more for 5th to 8th cousins. But nothing closer. I wonder if getting my mom to take this test might yield more positive results. I have to believe that some of my DNA matches are through the DNA I inherited from my mom. I keep looking at the list of names and wondering which ones are related to my mom’s bio family.

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By: AncestryDNA Celebrates DNA Day. Wait, What’s DNA Day?http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-86802 AncestryDNA Celebrates DNA Day. Wait, What’s DNA Day? Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:51:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-86802 [...] Watch how Katie Couric and AncestryDNA bring an adopted son and mother together after 41 years for a heartfelt reunion. [...]

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By: Cuthbert Bumtittyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-86799 Cuthbert Bumtitty Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:43:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-86799 When will the DNA testing become available in the Falkland Islands?

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By: AncestryDNA celebrates DNA Day. Wait, what’s DNA Day? | Ancestry.comhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-86793 AncestryDNA celebrates DNA Day. Wait, what’s DNA Day? | Ancestry.com Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:28:48 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-86793 [...] Watch how Katie Couric and AncestryDNA bring an adopted son and mother together after 41 years for a heartfelt reunion. [...]

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By: Yelanda McCrayhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-86704 Yelanda McCray Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:23:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-86704 Katie Couric story was heart warming about Chris Burton to reconnet with family he never knew about. I could relate to Chris’s story because for forty years I never knew my mother side of her family and she knew very little about them. I decided to use the DNA test to find out any information about her side of the family.After 2 years of waiting I finally recieve my results and I must say the results was shocking. I discovered that my heritage goes back 150,000 years and that i was connect to some very famous people. My result led me back to the Arabian Peninsula and the people that i was related to (pedigree)was actually introduce on a recent televison show “The Bible” by Roma Downey and other show was introdue by Showtime written by Michael Hurst “The Tudors”. I must say since the shows have aired on television it’s kinda weird watching the actors play the parts of my ancestors, but i just wish i could connect with the descendants of my ancestors, which I know will never happen. Until then i will just remain in the shadows and keep the memories on my tree and past it down for generation to come and just remain in the shadows. Thanks for listening.

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By: Arlene Mileshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-86630 Arlene Miles Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:05:40 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-86630 It sure is nice for the few great connections we hear about. What about the rest of us who can not get matches closer than our eight cousins as a test result, only to find out they do not even have a tree posted.
When is Ancestry.com going to give us a better and easier way to interpret our raw data? You could be looking at a big withdrawal from Ancestry users if you wait or just never give us what we need.
I know you can do this, what is taking so long?

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By: Lynn Foxhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-86050 Lynn Fox Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:01:54 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-86050 Ancestry.com helped me find my Step-Dad’s Daughter that he had not seen since she was around 8. I searched a lot and found nothing. I finally found her Birth Certificate and it was so easy from there up to present. When I found her I emailed and she was ecstatic. She thought her Father was dead. They then reunited over the phone. So, I then flew her and her daughter to meet him 18 months ago. She was thrilled. He was too. I guess I am just trying to tell everyone to not give up. The info is out there and now that Ancestry has redone their site it will be easier. THANK YOU ANCESTRY.COM

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By: Mike Daiglehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/04/19/katie-couric-amazing-discoveries/#comment-86018 Mike Daigle Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:58:16 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10280#comment-86018 I was lucky enough to be one of the first to ever do the new AncestryDNA test. The results have been nothing short of remarkable. I have contacted many 3rd and 4th cousins, and even met in person and had mini family reunions for the last 2 years with some of my 3rd cousins. As more do the test and results are found even more will be able to be researched and found, which then helps everyone to know and understand how and why we all tie in together. Also, as an extra added bonus, I have been able to actually prove and tie in to my family tree several VIP’s. Would be nice if there were a new tv show that took different people who have done the DNA test and show their lineage and the people they have newly met as close cousins…
I still have 4 percent of my DNA that has not been specifically designated to be of a specific origin, and I am anxious to get this sorted out for sure.
Lastly, when one does the DNA test, as new things are found out your results are automatically updated. But the best part is at the results are not only your dad’s line and mom’s line but everything in between. This is the first DNA test to do that.

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