Yes, I've seen discussions of it and thought about it. I suspect that I will try it at some point, but haven't quite talked myself into it yet. At the moment I'm still trying to determine what associations there may be between various people with the same surname in a given location and time period. While the testing might help me identify a relationship with other researchers, it doesn't seem like it would answer questions such as which of the various McKenneys in Keokuk, Iowa in the 1850's were related to each other (I've come across almost a dozen that I've never heard of before), unless you found a genetic match with someone who had already identified a link. However, I suppose it might help clarify an ancestors point of origin, which likely would make filling in the gaps a lot easier.
Can you describe any of the specific ways that you've found it helpful? Were these all ways that you anticipated or were some of them surprises? While there are a variety of genetic tests available, which have you found most valuable in regards to genealogical tracking, or is it more that they provide complementary information?
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