View Full Version : Any advice about this DNA test

11-02-2018, 12:01 AM
Of course this is my first time writing in this forum, or any other. I have done extensive research on my family tree and a few months ago I took a DNA test, and surprise. My mother told me that there was Irish in her family, (Father is American) but she was born and raise in Staffordshire, Newcastle, my DNA came back that I was 55% Irish, 30% British, 10% Scan, and 5% American. Amazing, I have traced one ancestor to Ross Commons Ireland, but she can to England, in the mid 1800.
I have found many 4th, 5th cousins all in the States, but not one match overseas, my grand daughters who took the test matched up to me. I'm looking for other family members in England or Ireland or Scotland who match me. My father said that there was a boy before he married my mother in Midlands area in England and if so I would like to try to reach out to him. I was an only child. Any advice about this DNA test would be wonderful. Thank you for you time and any in-put you can add.
I should add that I was raised in Clanfield, just outside of an old military base south-west of Oxford and have many relatives still in England and Wales.

11-02-2018, 1:12 AM
I was about to say welcome to the Brit-Gen forums but i see you actually joined in 2012.
I have moved your post to the DNA research forum where it will get more attention from people who have more knowledge than me about DNA

19-02-2018, 6:08 PM
Thank you, I wasn't sure where to post, Thank you for your help

20-02-2018, 12:50 AM
This (https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/midfeb18news.htm) is a link to Peter Calver's latest LostCousins newsletter. He has written quite a few articles on DNA, Below the blue list of contents at the top of each newsletter is a paragraph in black containing the link to the previous newsletter. You can use these links to work your way backwards through them reading the articles on DNA (and other interesting stuff.)

Pam Downes
20-02-2018, 5:11 AM
This contains a link to an earlier Lost Cousins newsletter.

Somewhere in my files I have a semi-complete list of other newsletters with DNA info/tips. I'll see if I can find it. :smile:

Have you read some of the other threads in the DNA forum? They might also be helpful.


Pam Downes
20-02-2018, 11:23 AM
A Lost Cousins DNA special from June 2017

July 2016 DNA special

'Why you should focus on your closest DNA matches' and 'How to figure out how you and your DNA cousins are connected'.

Don't expect meaningful DNA results
The randomness of DNA: good news and bad news
Why are so many of our DNA cousins in the USA?

Three earlier articles about understanding DNA from 2015

As I said, not a complete list of every DNA article Peter has written but most of the major ones, though my list doesn't include anything since July 2017.


20-02-2018, 1:21 PM
Hi have you uploaded your results to Gedmatch?