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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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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« 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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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« 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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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« Reply #330 on: June 10, 2019, 08:02:32 AM »
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Re: Genealogy - Getting to Know your Heritage
« Reply #331 on: June 13, 2019, 07:44:13 PM »
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