Has anyone here joined an ancestry type group that required very strict "lineage documentation"?
I know for most adoptees without an OBC, it would be next to impossible to do this. But with the new ancestry type DNA tests, it is now a possibility. Just curious as to whether anyone has joined one of these societies, or is thinking of joining one, assuming you have been able to trace your ancestors back far enough.
Its funny, but my N Dad always said I should join The Daughters of The Republic of Texas, but I always laughed at him because I did not have my OBC. His name is not on it anyway, lol, and besides, I had never even set foot in Texas until I found him.....but now that some of these groups are allowing DNA tests as proof, I may just do it....just because I can, teehee.
Conversely, my A Mom & A Grandfather were very involved with "The Sons of Italy", and "The Untied Italian Society" while I was growing up. I was not permitted to be a board member because I was not Italian by blood, but was able to be an "honorary but limited member". I guess Im sort of excited to finally be able to belong to an ancestry group.
My N Dad and I will be doing a test at the end of the month, so that will determine which Scottish Clan he belongs to. We have it narrowed down to 2, but one Clan is paternal, the other maternal.
Im not sure about the DRT needing or using DNA for membership, but The Daughters of The Revolution do not accept DNA results as of this time.
Also, most groups, even DNA surname/mtDNA based groups will accept results from most testing companies, so repeat testing is not necessary.
Erin- I just assumed I was Irish, which I am almost 100% on my n Mom's side, but Im surprised I dont play the bagpipes and wear a kilt after researching my N Dad's side, lol. Needless to say, Ive been on a Scottish kick lately. Just watched "Braveheart" for the FIRST time, lol.
Mindi- I know exactly how you feel.