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Star & Monte, I too have been very involved in genealogy. I was not trying to disparage Ancestry.com. My intent in regard to Ancestry DNA testing was to point out that it does not identify a specific country. To wit: Per Ancestry.com: "Eastern European" encompasses the following: Poland, Slovenia, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Muldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Bosnia- Herzogovenia, Croatia. I have been a member of Ancestry for 12 years now and find it to be extremely useful in genealogical research. Best regards, Carl JGuys, my husband does a LOT of genealogy work, has done so for years. He is a big fan of Ancestry.com and of their DNA testing. He recommends it to many people asking similar questions. His ancestry is Scots/Scots-Irish/German. From his experience, no DNA testing will tell you more than Eastern European when it comes to those countries-they will link you to others researching a similar resultant group. My husband is really into the Scottish heritage and helps at many festivals in our area-he has been extremely helpful to those starting out. He has very mixed feelings about using other recently advertised DNA testing. Claims are a little too specific in their ads. You might be of Nordic ancestry but that doesn't pinpoint you to a specific country and you might share some traits but remember our varied American backgrounds. Same with Eastern Europeans. That helps you to narrow down the search but you've got to put in your own muscle after that. And also, remember, they do point you in the direction of others searching similar lines. Hope this helps! Star
Monte, It seems that "Victor" also used the name Vitant (probably Vytautas) and Hendrick. On his WWI Draft Card he lists his name as Vitant Hendick Vischules born 1898 (no month or day listed) living at 4537 S Wood St. Chicago, Ill. Nearest relative father: Vincent.I am looking for anyone that has info on my grandfather, his name was Victor Vischulis and any info on his family. I have lost the emails that had alot of info about him. They we from the Chicago area.
I ordered DNA tests from Family Tree DNA. I used them because I feel their privacy statement is the strongest, and because their tests are more extensive than Ancestry or 23andMe. There are some other testing companies that are less well known.Monte, I did the Ancestry DNA test. I wasn't very specific. My Lithuanian ancestry was identified as "Eastern European". I don't have any recommendation. Perhaps someone on this site may have one. Carl J