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:
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!