How to Help an Older Person Take a Saliva-Based DNA Test

This weekend I met Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, at her seminar hosted by the Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society.  I mentioned that my grandmother was having difficulty taking the saliva-based DNA tests from Ancestry and 23andMe.  Judy had heard of a way to make it work.  She sent me this link:

How to do an AncestryDNA test WITHOUT spit

This method uses the technique of the Family Tree DNA test kit with a inside cheek rub and adds distilled water and a bit of saline.

I am so excited and hopeful that this will finally work.  We haven’t processed the test yet, but I wanted to get this out there since test processing can take so long, and who knows how long the elderly will be with us.

Best of luck!

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