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BS: my mysterous dna

GUEST,mg 15 Nov 14 - 06:55 PM
GUEST, 15 Nov 14 - 07:06 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw in a vacuum 15 Nov 14 - 07:21 PM
Ebbie 15 Nov 14 - 09:50 PM
Mrrzy 15 Nov 14 - 10:12 PM
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Thompson 16 Nov 14 - 04:58 AM
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mg 17 Nov 14 - 12:54 AM
Bert 17 Nov 14 - 03:55 AM
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Rumncoke 17 Nov 14 - 06:01 AM
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Subject: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 06:55 PM

just got my ancestry.com dna back.

44% irish.
9% british isles
30% west europe
11% scandihoovian
4% east europe
1% west asia

I think that is all. Actually, being that high irish surprises me although i am all irish on my father's side. but two names are french of my 4 irish great grandparents. so i expect that is part of west europe. i know on my mother's side she is a combination of welsh, cornish, mixed british probably, dutch and native american. why does native american not show at all, when i should be either 1/16 or 1/32...why so little british isles? why scandinavian when i have never heard of a scandinavian ancestor (I do realize they made courtesy calls to Ireland on a regular basis). Oh yes, 1% iberian..i would have thought that would be higher since my father looked like and said he was black irish, which despite all sorts of definitions one of the main ones is spanish blood.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 07:06 PM

No Neanderthal then? I'm not making any suppositions as I don't know you, but word has it that we all have a small amount of Neanderthal dna.

And I am a bit puzzled about the classifications - I thought Iberia was in western Europe, and Ireland in the British Isles.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw in a vacuum
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 07:21 PM

Scandihoovian? You're related to a Norwegian vacuum cleaner salesman?

I once asked my girlfriend if she'd ever thought she might have had a bit of Neanderthal in her. She gave me such a slap...


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 09:50 PM

There is a television show that I enjoy watching lately: Finding Your Roots.

It is hosted/prepared by Henry Louis Gates. There are always three persons whose background they investigate. These people are always well-known people, I think, or celebrities of some sort. It is interesting- the investigators go to the subjects' ancestral lands where they search records, and then finish with the DNA test.

In Alaska it is on PBS on Tuesday nights.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 10:12 PM

The native american might be what's testing as west asian?


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 16 Nov 14 - 03:24 AM

UK television has a series called 'Who Do You Think You Are?' which goes into the ancestry of 'celebrities' (described by someone [Jennifer Saunders?] as famous people crying in libraries). It often seems to involve the famous subjects getting emotional at the news that their ancestors died, as if they really thought their great-great-great grandparents were still around somewhere or just faded away without making a fuss.

I haven't seen an episode that included DNA searches. It would be an interesting addition, but I do wonder if the results might vary depending on who did the analysis.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Thompson
Date: 16 Nov 14 - 04:58 AM

How odd that it separates Irish from British DNA. I thought a bunch of studies had found out that we were genetically identical?


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Nov 14 - 01:13 PM

Irish DNA is more, shall we say "sloshed"?, than British. My own DNA shows that I am 52.4% space alien from the Moon. Well, it says "lunatic" so I guess that means from the Moon.

But seriously, with all of the armies and traders who have crossed re-crossed the continents there ain't nobody "pure" anything. If someone says they are "pure" you know what it is!


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 16 Nov 14 - 05:44 PM

West Asian probably means mongol, hun, goth or something barbaric. Fun, innit?


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Nov 14 - 07:33 PM

Mary, what did you do to send in your dna? Was it just a cheek swab? How long did it take and what does it cost?

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 16 Nov 14 - 08:57 PM

you just drool into a test tube..ancestry dna.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Nov 14 - 11:18 PM

Thanks for the laugh you gave me, Rap. I could use a chuckle about now.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Janie
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 12:19 AM

Ummm. I don't think the understanding or interpretation of the genetic message regarding mtDNA have progressed to the point as to be able to reputably assert such particular specificity of regional origin as you have been told, mg.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: mg
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 12:54 AM

I dont know enough..i think it is autosomal and gets both paternal and maternal...to be taken with a grain of salt. But they have experts working on this. I found three definite relatives as confirmed by our family trees.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Bert
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 03:55 AM

Very interesting mg. I wonder how they differentiate between Irish and Celtic.

And 'British Isles' seems to be a quite vague description considering the mixed up history of the place.

One would expect that anyone from The British Isles would be a mix of British, Roman, Danish, Viking, French, Finnish, Jewish and African with a smattering of any or all of the colonies.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 04:06 AM

The markers they use aren't the sort of thing that identify 'races' as such. All they can say is you have such and such gene that is more common among people in the Balkans, say. If you have a west Asian marker this might be from the Neolithic farmers who introduced agriculture into Europe and whose genes become more and more thinly distributed as you move from eastern to western Europe. Or it could be from a Turkish sailor!


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Rumncoke
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 06:01 AM

Your DNA represents only half of the DNA of the person 'providing' it anyway - so it is a sort of lottery - I remember a set of fraternal twins where one was fair and the other was dark - all over, that is, and it was thought improbably, impossible, the result of infidelity (so they had different fathers) but it was just a result of the selection of chromosomes from the parents being different, and in their cases resulting in them being different colours - identical grins though. They thought it was hilarious.

In my family my Brother got the contracture of the ligaments in his hands from our Viking forebears and I got the temper.

DNA is interesting - but it is not even half the story of ancestry.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 10:14 AM

So.. due to the social upheaval of post 2nd world war...

West country born and bred dad met half English / half East European jew mum,
both young idealistic socialists - resulting in me.
Which by my reckoning means I'm 1/4 jewish by blood.

Knowledge of the jewish surname locates them to a probable pre pogrom location.

If I were to have a DNA test, would that likely indicate more specific geographical origins ???

.. and maybe explain why I've always had an 'innate' affinity for klezmer
and E.European folk music,
rather than any Celtic...???

[yeah.. ok.. that's a bit too fanciful.. as if blood determines musical & political preferences...??????]


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Stu
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 10:29 AM

These DNA tests are more about lineages than nationalities; remember that until a couple of thousand years ago there were no nations as such (roughly a mere 26 lifetimes ago, if you take a lifetime as three score years and ten).

As Bert says, if you can trace your ancestry back to the British Isles you'll be right old mongrel for sure. I've been doing my family history and we're Welsh shepherds, miners, English villagers and Ag Labs, Shoreditch Huguenots fro Nimes and Brittany via Berlin and Mannenhiem, Roma (on the waterways around London), Cockney's, pre-cockneys (Irish possibly, in the St Giles Rookery) and Scottish.

We're all a mix on these islands so if you trace your ancestry here, welcome to the club!


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 12:46 PM

i read something last night, i think on ancestry.com, that said the cornish and welsh had the most stable dna of british isles...i do have ancestors from both...also all sorts of people were writing in and saying i have no known scandinavian ancestors and i get 80% on my dna..and then people who were swedish were writing in and saying i have no known british ancestors and come up 80% british. although i did read that british did settle long ago in scandinavia so there is huge overlap. lots of british people have syrian dna because of syrian archers who came in with romans...but then why not more roman dna? history scrambles in my brain..but i heard from another possible third or so cousin today. oh, also i have been reading that irish are not very celtic...very interesting stuff...i never know in reading irish history what we are supposed to believe..what is history and what is myth and why doesn't someone separate it out for those of us who are gullible...mg


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 05:31 PM

"British" peoples brings Picts to mind, since I don't
remember hearing of Picts elsewhere than Britain.

The Celts were all over West Europe in the old days leaving
DNA behind, mainly showing up in Ireland, Wales, (Cornwall??),
and Scotland these days, I think. Iberian might refer to the
Spanish traces in Ireland, and maybe a few in Scotland.

The term "West Asian" would seem to me to refer to the "-istans"
and India, and the like. Possibly Persia/Iran.

Seems to me that the categories given in the OP are not very useful;
much too general.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 06:08 PM

mg, do these 'possible cousins' make themselves known via the organisations that did the dna analysis? Is this a wide network? Or do you find them via genealogical research, independently?


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 06:08 PM

I am actually surprised it is not more Asian, as I believed my grandfather might have been Melungeon...he and my mother and others of his family had the copper skin and dark copper hair that are traits. He also is roughly from the area and also is one of the names..Williams...but nothing shows up. He sure did not look Scandinavian. And if he were Native American, as my grandmother was partially, it sure did not show up on the results either. Well, it is a developing science. My new third or so cousin has shared some info with me...same surname, same tiny tiny..not even a village, probably just a few houses, in Ireland...but we don't have a proven connection.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 06:13 PM

Ancestry gives you a list of people who share dna with you. they have all submitted to the testing and agreed to share results. some have posted family trees and it lists the names on the tree and shows the tree. you compare to your family tree...i found three matches from shared trees just like that. a fourth person might be a tree match. this fifth person is not a tree match yet, but certainly a geography of origin match...others might not share their trees or have a tree. i send them my tree and see if they might see a connection. i think i had about 6 possible third cousins and dozens of fourth..one possible fourth is a definite match..in fact i have correspondended with her before I am quite sure...so it is all very interesting...

latest probable match ..family ended up in springfield ma where all sorts of dingle people went...including many from blasket islands..today is the anniversary of the day they left the island for good. would love to get matched with some crehans..know nothing whatsoever about the family except from kerry.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Noreen
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 06:23 PM

a-review-of-ancestrydna-ancestry-coms-new-autosomal-dna-test (2012)

DNA-ancestry-tests-branded-meaningless (2013)

my-ancestrydna-review-cautionary-tale (2014)


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Anne Lister
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 06:43 PM

Point of information: "Celtic" is not an ethnicity. It will not, therefore, show up in anyone's DNA. "Celtic" is a language group and the latest archaeological discussion I heard said that they now think it was a trading language, which accounts for how widespread the language finds are across a lot of Europe, but particularly on the trade routes.
"British" is a term open to much misunderstanding as well. There's the historic version and the modern political version.
The "Iberian" origin has been much talked about here in Wales as well as elsewhere to account for darker skin tones and black curly hair. There is very unlikely to be a clear "British" DNA marker, given the various groups of invaders and settlers across the whole archipelago.

But good luck with finding out your family history - I'd love to find out more about mine but there's a missing great-grandfather complicating my mother's side of the story.

Anne


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 07:10 PM

I am more than pleased. I have three confirmed relatives and one most likely and one maybe..some don't have trees or trees are private so i have not heard from everyone. woman who complained had 2 second cousins and still complained. it is not the fault of the test that they did not want to share or perhaps did not check the site to respond..she wanted to make it mandatory to share..not a good idea for many reasons. i would love to find second cousins..have found several through regular genealogy...as more people do this, it will only improve. you have to be knowledgeable going in..i was not surprised in general, surprised specifically by how scandinavian i seem to be...but people always ask if i am norwegian, which i don't think i look a bit like...i also have a connection with springfield ma which is interesting...a prime center for my distant relatives although i don't know of any that passed through there..mine came with a group that worked on the canals. my mother's genealogy is pretty well done, and includes some horrifying behavior which i won't go into on a public site..but anyway, my sister says she traced it to the library of cornwall. i don't know how i could be related to a library but there itis.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,..gargoyle
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 08:34 PM

It appears...thee and me ...are related.
The connections are true.

A BIG embrace ... fellow distant cousin.

Our genes match in "e12714,e1987'



Sincerely,
Gargoyle



Via family stock that left Estonia to become servants in the royal household.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 09:04 PM

that is so cool...mg


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 12:00 AM

OK, so, what are all the available options for having one's ancestry tested these days? Back when I first got into it, you could have your haplogroups done either for mdna (women) or ydna (men), and it told you deep ancestry, nothing about anything recent enough to have nationalities.
There is a national geographic thing? Who else? There is ancestry.com? What about geni.com?
I know my ancestry back many generations although not as many as if the Huguenots had stayed in Europe. THEY probably knew their ancestry back through the middle ages; we only know it that far. I got half hungarian jew, a quarter russian (white not red), and a quarter that is descended from those huguenots via at least one cherokee... we also know we're the bastard branch so if we did the ydna it would take a left turn several generations back and not tell us where the huguenots came from anyway. But I'd love to have mine and some relatives' sent in to various places and see what pops up!


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 12:28 AM

you have to go in without too many expectations because it all depends on how many people with shared dna have had the test done...so that confounds for education, culture, finances etc. also, if you have lived in Greece for 20 generations, you probably don't have burning curiousity about who your ancestors are...so perhaps not a whole lot of greeks have taken the test...or if your ancestors stayed in a greek community in Canada and did not intermarry etc...

there are also adoptions, rapes, etc...not everything follows the family tree.

but I just heard from someone else with a geographic similarity...probably some dingle connection although I am not aware of the surname on the family tree...on the other hand I can only go back three generations on my father's side, and that is for three ggfathers and one and perhaps two ggmothers...one ggmother..absolutely nothing is known but she is the only one we knew any story at all about..although it turns out it was wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 03:41 AM

As well as the "adoptions, rapes, etc.", another problem with conventional genealogy is that a mother may either have lied about who fathered her child, or simply not known which of more than one candidate was responsible. If she was married, her husband would be assumed to be the father as far as the official records were concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 03:49 AM

Yeah... Topsie beat me to it while I was thinking about posting...

hence the old saying ....

"It is a wise child that knows its own father "....


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 03:58 AM

.. which is why I was about 16 before I discovered certain closly guarded truths
about an important early 20th century part of my family history..

The young well off jewish 'cad' who abandoned his working class gentile mistress and baby daughter...

That's when I was first told about my own part E.European ancestry..


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Rumncoke
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 04:44 AM

Hey punk folk rocker - I have one of those - but it is not surprising - it takes a year to convert to Judaism, and babies don't take that long - so there is no way for a 'proper' marriage to take place before the baby arrives. Better - they think - for no marriage than one that isn't proper.

My mother's mother's father was the son of the family and her mother was a servant in the house - she was dismissed without a character, and he was sent to Canada. The baby grew up with her grandmother whilst the mother worked to support her.

Previous generations were so constrained by society. It's like gang culture today.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 07:38 AM

One of my father's grandmothers was born in 1860 & ILLEGITIMATE was very boldly written cross her birth certificate in the column for parent's marriage!

When she was 25 her parents married (dunno if g-g.mother & her 7 younger siblings were present) as her mother's (first) husband has finally died. Her father's first wife had died sometime earlier.

I wasn't sure how my father's 70 year old spinster cousin would react when I told her - but she was a modern Catholic woman & merely said 'I wonder if she knew, of course she would have as she would have needed her birth certificate when she started nursing!'

Dad said this grandmother looked like the "old Queen" - ie. Queen Alexandra, Queen Victoria's daughter-in-law, tho I've never seen a photo of her.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Janie
Date: 18 Nov 14 - 11:15 PM

yDNA, if sequenced to enough markers (at least 25 and 37 is much better,) can be a good genealogical research tool, but will still only take one so far.

yDNA only traces or confirms descendancy or relatedness from male to male. It can not be used to trace or confirm relatedness of any females. Still pretty useful and interesting if sequenced to at least 25 markers, and preferably to 37 markers. In some rare instances it may be worth paying for sequencing to 67 markers.

It can't necessarily establish the exact relationship among closely related males several generations past, but can indicate it is highly likely two males were either brothers or paternal uncle/nephew.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 12:20 AM

http://dna.ancestry.com/atFAQ
here are some explanations..


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 27 Nov 14 - 05:35 PM

I am having so much fun. Just learning it. Heard from someone who told me how to link to other sites with my DNA but it didn't work...but I have someone who can tell me now. Have found lots more fourth cousins, mostly on my mother's side. Her history is pretty good except for the Native American and Dutch lines. It is the Irish that is so sad. I have quite a few hits with Sheas..not on my tree..which only has six Irish names on it and two are French Irish. Possibly connecting iwth Sullivans. I am going to search by the main Irish names of my main area and see what I get. This of course does not mean it is where the connection is..you have to link to an actual tree with names, dates, etc....but so many Irish dropped literally off the face of the earth during the famine that so much is lost. And think how it would be for those brought here in slavery, or from China to work on the railroads etc. I am not a skeptic here. I think this is wonderful. I have quite a few definite connections..maybe about 8 I think and some more maybes. I have an ancestor, Obidiah COrnwell, who is like Ghengis Kahn and Neil of the 7 or 9 hostages in terms of leaving a huge number of descendents. I apologize for some of his activities however. Anyway, this is really valuable.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 01:18 PM

more and more on my mother's side. All the way back to lords and ladies and castles in Scotland..and some in England. Back to the Mayflower I think, definitely back to early settlers in Jamestown and Isle of Wight VA in general. My 19th ggf is Alexander Stewart Thomas High Steward of Scotland. I think if I can go a bit farther back on my mother's side I will get to France..there is definitely a Lyon line...of course a Devery line on my father's and they came from Normandy to Ireland.

I believe I am related to Queen Elizabeth's mother and John F Kennedy and all sorts of landed gentry...quite amazing...we knew about being early settlers to Virginia..history scrambles so much in my brain..I heard Jamestown indentured servant, Lord Cornwallis Yorktown...all scrambled together. but I kept tracing people back and back, and it is very well documented..mostly I stole from other trees, but my brother and sister have done more thorough jobs...anyway, no one ever seemed to immigrate..they all seemed to sort of crystalize in USA..but I guess they all intermarried. No Russian pedlars, no German brewers ever infiltrated that side of the family..her mother's father...they also did some very bad things which I will not publicize here....and it is showing up in some of the matches.

Mother's mother's side traced back to fairly early New York..Dutch..I am starting to get to the point where they had those great Dutch names..but sure enough..one married into royalty...

They somehow all became very poor nevertheless. But I have many castles in my background and will post links now and then.

WHat is odd is we thought on my mother's father's side we were a lot of Welsh and Cornish. What is showing up is a lot of Scottish...no idea. Before my only claim to vicarious fame was Big (Bad) Bill Devery, corrupt mayor of New York, and Bat Masterson but we can not prove a connection at all.

Would love help on a Michigan family...Madison/Whitehouse. A Samuel Madison died in the civil war, married to a Marietta Deacon/Madison. Later children were named Whitehouse but I can't find a Whitehouse...this is in Eaton Michigan. Perhaps they were orphans taken in ...rumor has it there was a bigamist called Whitehouse..perhaps there is trouble there...anyway, Carrie Whitehouse was my ggm, born 1868 in Eaton Michigan.

But the Irish side is very very sad like I said. I think I am finding connections with Sullivans and SHeas, but no definite names. And why since I have some much Irish DNA am I not at least finding lots and lots of Irish connections, realizing that all of us probably don't know very much..but the DNA would still be there and they would know a few generations back, as I do...it seems that Irish, like others of diasporas, would be the ones who would want to know more..they of course have to have the DNA done, submit what they know of family tree....but it seems they are not taking the first step. I am not saying I should have matches exact like on my mother's side, where they had wills and baptisms and marriages all recorded, but at least I should have a couple of hundred of DNA matches, regardless of names or not...confusing....I think they are planning to go to Ireland and get the Irish to submit samples......

Still don't know why I am 12% Scandinavian although I am a tall and stately blond, at least on the internet.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 01:31 PM

oh dear. the one person more than any other i do not wish to be related to is Oliver Cromwell. I just clicked on something that said I might be but I don't think as a direct ancestor.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 03:45 PM

think i have a scandinavian connection..naturally it is a queen and king..the king of argyle at this point.

Marriage to Rognvald Ranald King of the Isles, Lord of Argyll Somarledasson that is my 20th or so ggf


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 04:14 PM

gets better and better...now i am descended (not 100% sure) from King of Norway way way back. But there is a question who the wife really was..one is descended from king of norway and one I have not tracked. Could all this Scandinavian DNA be from Kings etc. and not just from pillaging Vikings? This way back 9th to 12th centuries now. I am 12% supposedly Scandinavian and never heard of any ancestors although they did have various invasions etc. of British Isles..I would expect some of course..but I have more Scandinavian than British Isles...and my mother's father's side at least is all British Isles...


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Donuel
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 05:35 PM

epigenetic information would be much more revealing about the quality of ancestral life and ergo your own state of sturdy health in your lifetime.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 06:00 PM

well, now they are dying in the crusades.

I know on my father's side..not his relatives per se but people who traveled somewhat together in potato famine, lived easily to 90s, many to 100. Of course there was a great amount of selection going on at that time...

So here I am back to 900s on my mother's side..Kings of Norway now, and when you sing the song about the Lord of all Argyle that would be my gggsomething gfather...and I can not find my great grandparents' names on my father's.

Oh well.

But now I understand where my statuesque blondness comes from at least.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 08:42 PM

West Asian ? That'd be Turkish of some kind I'd have thought.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: Musket
Date: 16 Dec 14 - 05:49 AM

The world we live in.

First they slice bread, then they can distinguish the six counties from Irish DNA.

There again, if I were selling DNA Commentary, I reckon I'd make a killing in The USA. Just make it mostly Irish (if they are in Eastern states,) Scottish if they are near Canada or the English speaking biblical end of Judea if they are in Dumbfuckistan.

Easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: mg
Date: 16 Dec 14 - 12:07 PM

The irish dont seem to be.signing.up for this in great numbers. I search by every irish name i can think of. Then i search for a name like oladsdattr and get way more hits.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 16 Dec 14 - 08:05 PM

well I was all the way back to David II Duncan I think who was King of Scotland and his wife Jean of something ..David was called Bruce. Then I lost my place.


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Subject: RE: BS: my mysterous dna
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 16 Dec 14 - 08:08 PM

interesting because wikipedia says he had no children. This can not be because he is my 17th great grandfather or some such.


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