Hi there,

Well, it happened.  I have finally taken the plunge and had my DNA tested.  I was very fortunate that my mother and brother also agreed to have their DNA tested, so that should be a big help.

At this stage, I am in the waiting phase.  It is three weeks since they received the samples.  Apparently the whole process takes 6 – 8 weeks, so I still have some waiting ahead of me.

For now, I thought I would identify what I hope to find/solve with the DNA:

  • Pop Richard’s true identity
  • Solve some mysteries in the Elliott side of the tree
  • Find out more about my ancestor, Robert Young’s family…was he connected to the Hamilton family?
  • Take family lines back more generations
  • Determine if the Corcoran family I located in Victoria are connected to my Corcoran family
  • See if I can find any family on the Tierney line
  • See what else the results turn up

In the meantime, I just have to be very patient…it could be a long 3 – 5 weeks.   Wish me luck 🙂