By Gary Patrone
Question: I know through family discussions, that my ancestors came from Europe. With the buzz about ancestry DNA testing, I’m wondering if testing myself would tell me anything new about my heritage.
Answer: Family discussions about ancestry are comforting but essentially folklore passed down through generations. Information can be left out for sensitive reasons or simply forgotten over time. Ancestral DNA testing may hold information to help make new discoveries about your family’s past, your cultural roots, as well as confirm information in your family history.