Send in a DNA Sample to Track Your Ancestry

By: Ben Preiss - Jun 18, 2007   Updated: Mar 25 2011
References: sorensongenomics & news.yahoo
Need to fill in some gaps in your family tree? Swipe a cotton swab across the inside of your cheek and send it, along with 200 bucks, to Sorenson Genomics and they will tease out your DNA and look for DNA matches in Ancestry.com's 24,000 genealogical databases.

"DNA research becomes more meaningful to people searching for relatives as more people's DNA results become part of the database," said Sorenson Gemonics chief operating officer Doug Fogg.

Implications - The widespread adoption of the Internet has enabled millions of Web-connected citizens to access historical data. Genealogy websites meet our collective desire to rediscover family roots; constantly updated online databases facilitate this quest for information.