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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« Reply #325 on: May 27, 2019, 04:39:20 PM »
If you have your DNA raw data, you can upload it to GedMatch, and run it against various databases (or reference data).

Do you also have extensive "paper" family tree geneology? Pedigree?


Note when you get those Ancestry results, you can also upload your data to Gedmatch.com

I don't do much on "paper", and I haven't worked on my tree in a long time. I currently have 3,500 ancestors or so. I would have many more but I hardly ever loaded siblings when I was researching my tree.

I've already loaded to Gedmatch, and ytree, yfull, WikiTree, and MyHeritage as well. And a couple others I've forgotten. I've only one match at my current Haplogroup, but I am awaiting another test results that should be ready next month sometime.

I've done all my testing at FTDNA

My Autosomal test identifies 5,156 matches.

My Mitochondrial  test shows 514 matches.

My Y-DNA test shows:

12   markers  316 matches
25   markers    57 matches
37   markers    31 matches
67   markers    15 matches
111 markers      7 matches

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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« Reply #326 on: May 27, 2019, 04:56:58 PM »

I've already loaded to Gedmatch,

You are far more advanced than me.

My paper pedigree and my dna  tests confirm the other.


Four or more male generations back in central Sweden, and the matching Y-dna Haplogroup og I1.


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« Reply #327 on: May 27, 2019, 05:28:24 PM »
Out of all those matches FTDNA says I have, I've only researched and mapped into my tree less than a dozen or so. Most were 3rd to 5th Cousins. I've yet to find even one in all the MTDNA matches that have been identified. My 4 closest YDNA matches all have different last names. Our Most Recent Common Ancestor(MRCA) must have been quite a Ladies Man.
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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« Reply #328 on: May 27, 2019, 05:55:52 PM »
If you have your DNA raw data, you can upload it to GedMatch, and run it against various databases (or reference data).

Do you also have extensive "paper" family tree geneology? Pedigree?


Note when you get those Ancestry results, you can also upload your data to Gedmatch.com


THank you fro the info.. I do have an online Trees on Family Search, MyHertiage, and of course Ancestry.


Once I get my DNA results I'll upload it Gedmatch and MyHeritage.
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« Reply #329 on: June 05, 2019, 07:34:54 PM »
Well I got my DNA from Ancestry and here is what I have found.


I have mostly Irish (both Ulster and regular Irish) and Scot DNA.


What came in second was British and Welsh (not surprising)


Third was German.


I think the test is accurate.
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« Reply #330 on: June 10, 2019, 08:02:32 AM »
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« Reply #331 on: June 13, 2019, 07:44:13 PM »
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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« Reply #332 on: July 19, 2019, 01:53:32 PM »
DNA is a huge and highly complex subject.

My only caution concerns "autosomal" region predictions. IOW the ones that say 70%  Scottish, etc.

Without in depth study of DNA, the history of a region, a person can be misled about such results.


Some folks like the notion, that Scottish are Celts, with plaid skirts, and bagpipes. Others like the idea the Scots are more ike the English all proper and educated. Finally others know that Scotland was also populated by the Norse, in from 'a-Viking'.

Just sayin

I believe the cousin matches are very solid. Every time my sister and I have received these hints or tips, they turned out to be solid.
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« Reply #333 on: July 19, 2019, 02:05:44 PM »
DNA is a huge and highly complex subject.


I believe the cousin matches are very solid. Every time my sister and I have received these hints or tips, they turned out to be solid.

You must be very industrious or very lucky in your cousin matches confirmation.

I did my autosomal testing with FTDNA and they show over 5000 matches for me. I have researched and mapped about a dozen so far into my family tree.
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« Reply #334 on: November 02, 2019, 11:14:34 PM »
You must be very industrious or very lucky in your cousin matches confirmation.

I did my autosomal testing with FTDNA and they show over 5000 matches for me. I have researched and mapped about a dozen so far into my family tree.

The matches are from Ancestry.com tests of my sister and my mother.

Total is around 4-5, but when wegot the particulrs, wewent through my paper-pedigree trees, and confirmed the relationships.

20 years hile working on pedigrees, I regularly got help from Sweden, and Canada. 
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« Reply #335 on: November 02, 2019, 11:18:07 PM »
Just a few weeks ago, Ancestry added a significant increment, to their "reference samples."

These are the DNA profiles, of the people in the regions which they maake Yur Estimate.

IOW more old bones, of more people.

I don't know any more details, except that people's Origin Estimeates," have quitea bit.

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« Reply #336 on: November 02, 2019, 11:23:19 PM »
Do any of these actually give you a family tree? Or do they just tell you a general region where you might be from?
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« Reply #337 on: November 03, 2019, 06:47:42 AM »
The only people they could include in a tree would be ones that had their DNA tested and the results are in their data base.
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« Reply #338 on: November 03, 2019, 07:44:54 AM »
Do any of these actually give you a family tree? Or do they just tell you a general region where you might be from?
My ancestry.com DNA summary looked like this:
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England, Wales & Northwestern Europe
Primarily located in: England, Scotland, Wales
Your ethnicity estimate is 84%, but it can range from 77-100%

Ireland & Scotland
Primarily located in: Ireland, Wales, Scotland
Your ethnicity estimate is 14%, but it can range from 0-14%

Germanic Europe
Primarily located in: Germany
Your ethnicity estimate is 2%, but it can range from 0-31%
Once I started inputting the names I already had - grandparents, great-grandparents - the website gave me hints of the research other people already had done. You can see that the ethnicity ranges are quite broad. For example, I know through genealogical research there are Germans and Alsatians on my father's side (already visited a few of their home villages) and am reasonably certain of some Scandinavians. Whether that meanns my "Germanic" roots are 2% or something greater remains to be determined.

At ancestry.com, you start creating your own family tree with the names you have. Then you plug in new names and new details as they become available. Interesting thing about my father's side is that I didn't even know his grandparents' names. Before creating the ancestry account I did some research at an area university's library and got the names of great-gf and great-great-gf. Once on ancestry, I went farther and found names in both my grandfather's and grandmother's lineage - and discovered that an 8x-great-grandmother was hanged in Salem, Mass., accused of being a witch.  :whistle:
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« Reply #339 on: November 03, 2019, 08:39:29 AM »
My ancestry.com DNA summary looked like this:Once I started inputting the names I already had - grandparents, great-grandparents - the website gave me hints of the research other people already had done. You can see that the ethnicity ranges are quite broad. For example, I know through genealogical research there are Germans and Alsatians on my father's side (already visited a few of their home villages) and am reasonably certain of some Scandinavians. Whether that meanns my "Germanic" roots are 2% or something greater remains to be determined.

At ancestry.com, you start creating your own family tree with the names you have. Then you plug in new names and new details as they become available. Interesting thing about my father's side is that I didn't even know his grandparents' names. Before creating the ancestry account I did some research at an area university's library and got the names of great-gf and great-great-gf. Once on ancestry, I went father and found names in both my grandfather's and grandmother's lineage - and discovered that an 8x-great-grandmother was hanged in Salem, Mass., accused of being a witch.  :whistle:

Lol. Wow! Very interesting. I think I may give this a shot
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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« Reply #340 on: November 03, 2019, 03:07:46 PM »
Oops.
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Adopted woman found birth parents — and they were famous con artists
By Isabel Vincent
November 2, 2019

It was the line about her birth mother being “a strong and expert swimmer” that stopped Donna Freed cold.

In 2010, Freed, a London radio journalist, was reading a five-page, bare-bones report that she had obtained about her biological mother from a Manhattan adoption agency. It described the unnamed woman who had given her up as an infant in the vaguest of terms: “A 27-year-old, Caucasian, Jewish, single female” who lived on the Eastern Seaboard and worked at an advertising firm.

Oh, and she was a good swimmer. ...
Full story at NY Post

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