I am self-confessed DNA freak. Okay, I should make that more accurate, I love the Ancestry.com DNA test. I've taken it. I had my husband take it. Then I gave it as gifts to my paternal grandparents. Then I got my Dad to do it. And my maternal aunt. Then my son wanted to do it. I got my husband's parents to do it. And now my younger son has done it. We adore finding out what % of whatever we are. I enjoy connecting to other cousins with family trees. I look at it as a way to kind of verify and validate that our family trees are accurate--or if they are wrong we are all wrong together.
Now what to do with this new data? I am not at all versed in DNA sequences or chromosomes or anything technical at all. I finally got around to loading my raw DNA data from Ancestry.com up to www.gedmatch.com Now, I just did this today and I've only loaded a few of my kits since it takes a while for each one to process; but I've had some fun with making sure none of my subjects have parents that are related. I didn't expect them to be, at least not closely, as the family lines branch back in different directions with little to no surnames in common.
I've played around with the eye-color predictor and so far it's been mostly correct.
But back to my question. What am I to do with this DNA data? I've used Ancestry.com cousin matches to locate cousins and actually connect with them. I've used it to try and do a descendant line trying to desperately figure out if my great great grandmother Louella (Ella) was actually a Ledbetter; but I've not really gotten very far with that.
What do you do with all of this DNA data?