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Thread: DNA testing - results

  1. #81

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    There is obviously a huge interest in people knowing more about their origins, perceived identity and even relatives. I think it's fairly easy to understand.
    I've been researching my family tree on and off for a couple of decades. It's fascinating, and whilst the people and facts you discover are often remote in terms of time and relationship, they somehow seem incredibly close and personal.
    On the flip side are all those celebrities who go goey eyed when they learn something about their great, great, great great grandmother. A bit like Danny Dyer discovering he's descended from royalty - 85% of us are directly descended from King Edward 1st !

  2. #82

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    Isn't Ancestry run by some wierd religious cult? Or did I imagine that.

  3. #83

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lung View Post
    Isn't Ancestry run by some wierd religious cult? Or did I imagine that.
    No - but in the early days of Ancestry there were ties with the Mormons
    I repeat what I wrote earlier about being comfortable with whoever has access to our DNA - and there are other organisations who offer different forms of DNA testing.
    If this is an issue for anyone, it's easy enough to research.

  4. #84

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    Leaving aside all the surprises DNA testing may show and the ethnicity report, the one BIG result of testing, which hasn't been mentioned, can be confirmation that our carefully drawn-up family trees are demonstrably CORRECT.

    All those fears, which have been expressed, about incorrect information being recorded over decades for whatever reason may be banished.

    So the negative remarks by detractors and doubters of the accuracy of our ancestral research are provably baseless.

  5. #85

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lung View Post
    Isn't Ancestry run by some wierd religious cult? Or did I imagine that.
    Cyclops types away whilst adorned in his Mormon temple underwear, you know....

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  6. #86

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Cyclops types away whilst adorned in his Mormon temple underwear, you know....
    I hold my hands up!
    But even you must agree Mrs C (one of several) is a comely wench and I am exceedingly well hung.

  7. #87

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  8. #88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    You said that you would keep my results private

  9. #89

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    You said that you would keep my results private
    You never gave me my 10%

  10. #90

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    I've tested my DNA and it's spun me into confusion I'm part related to the lead singer of Dead and Alive

  11. #91

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    Family lore says that we are related to Michael Collins, he of the IRA. Not, yet, proved a link on paper but do know the Irish side of the family were from Co. Cork as was Collins. Not sure how I'd feel if a DNA test put substance to the story.

  12. #92

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    Leaving aside all the surprises DNA testing may show and the ethnicity report, the one BIG result of testing, which hasn't been mentioned, can be confirmation that our carefully drawn-up family trees are demonstrably CORRECT.

    All those fears, which have been expressed, about incorrect information being recorded over decades for whatever reason may be banished.
    Can be. May be. Exactly.

  13. #93

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    Excuse my ignorance as I haven't paid much attention to these DNA tests although always been curious.

    I understand the concept of the ethnicity by geographic region and matching distant family members because of their DNA profiles, when they have all registered with Ancestry or whatever provider they use.

    What I don't understand is how people find out because of these tests that their father isn't their father or they have half brothers etc when those people haven't done the DNA testing and are therefore not on the database?

    Apologies if this is something obvious but I had no idea this was something these tests unearthed until I read this thread.

  14. #94

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondi Bluebird View Post
    Excuse my ignorance as I haven't paid much attention to these DNA tests although always been curious.

    I understand the concept of the ethnicity by geographic region and matching distant family members because of their DNA profiles, when they have all registered with Ancestry or whatever provider they use.

    What I don't understand is how people find out because of these tests that their father isn't their father or they have half brothers etc when those people haven't done the DNA testing and are therefore not on the database?

    Apologies if this is something obvious but I had no idea this was something these tests unearthed until I read this thread.
    I can explain in the case of my wife. When you get your results on Ancestry, it gives you matches with other people in the Ancestry data base. In my wife’s case around 5000 people. You would expect around a 50:50 split between parents, as mine was. My wife’s mother in Manx, her father Irish. In her feedback there were zero matches to either her father or Ireland. Instead her ethnicity was 50% Welsh & she had over 2000 matches to a new family, which included immediate family. It was very obvious & quick to establish who her real father was through the link to brothers & sisters.

    In our case, over 9000 people globally in our family trees have had DNA tests, which is way more than enough to collaborate the relationships in detail.

    As a side comment I have a large family in Australia and I was able to research their whole tree, as the Oz databases , newspapers and shipping records are comprehensive. They’re all tin miners from Cornwall (Poldark) who emigrated en masse in the first settlement convoy.

  15. #95

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    Additionally to the comprehensive comment above, the lack of a DNA match can be revealing.

    I have a dead end in my tree of someone (GP), born in around 1760. His surname is uncommon and he lived around the Portsmouth/Gosport area of Hampshire. I have a DNA match to one of his grand-daughters so my line to him is confirmed.

    There is a large cluster of inter-related P's in a village near Portsmouth in the 18thC who were potential relatives. I can now discount them as being connected to my family because I've learnt that two people who provably descend from them have their DNA in the Ancestry pool. They have not appeared in the list of matches.

    So no DNA matches can be as significant as actual matches. Its the Holmes 'Dog that didn't bark' factor.

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