An expert genealogist friend asked me about the DNA test through Ancestry.com, so I thought I would explain here for one and all (Ancestry owes me for this advertisement).
First, the regular cost is $99 US but they have sales every couple of months when the price drops to $79. There is also a shipping fee of $8 bucks something, so figure that in either way.
The kit arrives by US Mail, and opens to to reveal this:
The instructions are easy to follow. First comes the spitting into the tube - not so easy if you have dry mouth:
I thought it best to wait until morning to pop the sealed return box into the mailbox.
And now we wait 6-8 weeks for the results.
To be continued. . . .