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The budding field of Genealogy DNA research

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: DNA Research *READ BEFORE POSTING*

    This section of the forum is devoted to discussions about your DNA based genealogy research. Try to keep to plain English only, remember the Terms of Use and avoid advertising. The inherent usefulness of DNA profiling to a genealogist is obvious and depending on the type of testing can...

    Started by TomBen‎, 07-01-2016 10:37 AM
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  1. DNA Advice please.........

    Hi, Could someone with much more experience of DNA matching than I please offer some advice? I am trying to find my unknown BRA***** Grandfather. The only confirmed Ancestry BRA***** surname match I have so far is a female born BRA***** born 1884. This BRA***** born 1884 is my (female)...

    Started by falconer‎, 07-11-2018 2:47 PM
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    09-11-2018, 8:26 PM Go to last post
  2. FREE DNA snp test

    Do you know any direct male Barron surname lines from England? I will sponsor a Y-test on them. I am a member of the Barron DNA Project, a group with over 150 members of Barron descent who are using DNA testing to trace their Barron heritage. The Barron DNA Project is located at Family Tree...

    Started by jonni7‎, 21-10-2018 6:27 PM
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  3. DNA Mystery

    I am having more and more problems with sorting out my DNA Matches. This is what I have/know. I share 226.7cM of DNA with Match 1 I share 203.5cM of DNA with Match 2 I share 18.7cM of DNA with Match 3 Match 1 and Match 2 share 336.8 cM, and Match 3 is Match 1's Grandparent and they share...

    Started by JulPre‎, 13-09-2018 4:29 PM
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    16-09-2018, 9:40 PM Go to last post
  4. DNA Cousin Matches

    Can anyone help or advise me please. I have two DNA matches on that are giving me problems. One says that they could be a First Cousin once removed - Second Cousin once removed. The second one says that they are a Second Cousin - Second Cousin once removed. The two matches also match each other. I...

    Started by JulPre‎, 17-08-2018 2:25 PM
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    21-08-2018, 4:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Is DNA Testing for you??

    See my latest blog on the merits of whether you should take a DNA test or not https:// chiddicksfamilytree.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/to-dna-or-not-dna-that-is-the-question/

    Started by chiddicks‎, 12-08-2018 3:04 PM
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    13-08-2018, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  6. DNA and my 1st cousins

    I have recently had a DNA test, this I did after a 1st Cousin had her DNA results which resulted in her fathers father ( her Grandfather) not being who we thought he was. My DNA results suggest that she is now a 2nd Cousin not 1st, could this be because her Grandfather and mine are different...

    Started by maesglas/ssclub‎, 17-05-2018 12:32 PM
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    25-06-2018, 2:38 AM Go to last post
  7. DNA Results for the Perkins Family

    Hi, I'm just wondering has any person with the surname Perkins from the UK had a DNA TEST done? curious about comparing results if anyone is willing.. Private Message is ok. or a no! lol

    Started by rooted69‎, 22-06-2018 9:04 AM
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    24-06-2018, 4:30 PM Go to last post
  8. Does DNA disprove traditional genealogy?

    I have taken the liberty of starting this thread with a post from a different thread as I feel it is worth considering own its own merits. In answer to Michelle I would say in perhaps 50 or 100 years this might be a real problem but not at present. Why do I say that, simply because DNA...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 15-04-2016 6:55 AM
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    22-06-2018, 9:23 AM Go to last post
  9. My DNA Journey as a Newbie......

    https:// chiddicksfamilytree.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/dna-testing-the-revolution/] https:// chiddicksfamilytree.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/choosing-a-dna-test-2/ https:// chiddicksfamilytree.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/the-dna-test-itself-3/

    Started by chiddicks‎, 29-04-2018 1:18 AM
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  10. How to prove a relationship theory?

    Hi I am trying to discover my mother's paternal family. From my grandfather's birth certificate we have his mother's name only - Kate Taylor - no age. The baptism certificate is the same but gives the address of my grandfather's guardian's parents. I have a theory that his guardian's...

    Started by JulieAnnD‎, 29-04-2018 3:04 PM
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  11. DNA and blood transfusions

    Would a blood transfusion have any effect on a subsequent DNA test taken for genealogical research purposes? Any clarification would be much appreciated.

    Started by Colin Parkinson‎, 14-06-2017 9:27 PM
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    25-04-2018, 4:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Question DNA Shared Surnames on A*******

    Does any one know how reliable a source the direct surnames that appear in both trees in shared surnames are ? Thank you for your help. Allison

    Started by harleyallison‎, 03-02-2018 1:59 PM
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  13. Any advice about this DNA test

    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,...

    Started by linsch‎, 11-02-2018 12:01 AM
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    20-02-2018, 1:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Smile DNA search for 1 person only

    I have just received my DNA test results back from A******* and am wondering is it possible to search for a specific person and if so how do I go about doing this. Please bear in mind that I am new to DNA testing. I am looking for grandparents x 3. Thank you

    Started by harleyallison‎, 14-01-2018 4:45 PM
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  15. Privacy and public trees

    I've always been fiercely protective over my identity and privacy but I've had to modify that a bit with my DNA matches! I have four private trees on Ancestry (private to protect the living and the personal information about my ancestors that they might not have wanted others to know). The trouble...

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 22-01-2016 9:03 AM
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  16. Taken aback by DNA results!

    A couple of years ago I had my brother's DNA done by NatGeo but decided to try mine with Anc* as well as my husband's. His result was pretty much as expected, he is half Scandinavian and then a lot of English with some Irish and traces of Belgian/Germans (Loyalists). The proportions in his...

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 26-10-2016 2:39 PM
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  17. Quick Question - Yes or No

    A very quick question - Do identical twins (in this case males) have the same DNA? Regards Chas

    Started by Kiltpin‎, 01-09-2017 10:29 PM
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    12-09-2017, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  18. Dillon Surname DNA Research Project

    Today there are estimated to be approximately 100,000 Dillons across the world; contrary to what many believe, the Dillon surname is not solely an Irish name and is not of a single origin. For example, although many believe that all Irish Dillons are descended from the Anglo-Norman invader Sir...

    Started by Deer243‎, 01-07-2017 3:30 PM
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  19. Make sure you know what you are signing up to

    I haven't and won't be doing a DNA test for genealogical purposes, but I just read an article on BBC news business pages about the small print that people may not realise that they have signed up to when they signed up with Ancestry DNA: * grant Ancestry a "perpetual" licence to use customers'...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 25-05-2017 4:44 PM
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  20. Ancestry DNA

    Has anyone used the Ancestry DNA ? Are the results easy to understand? Are there other DNA test kits that you can recommend?

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 27-04-2017 8:46 PM
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    03-05-2017, 11:23 PM Go to last post

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