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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. Searcy DNA

    Hi! I am new to this website. My family research interest is the name Searcy. I belong to a Searcy/Cercy/Searcey/Scercy DNA research group in the US. We have recently found out that all of the people in our group who have taken the DNA test have a very rare value for DYS481=21. This value...

    Started by JosephC‎, 23-04-2017 8:58 AM
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  8. Hampshire Anglo-Norman Ancestry and DNA

    I am interested in using a y-DNA test and hope for some expert guidance. Using paper documents from the National archives, I have established with increasing confidence my paternal deep ancestry back to 1522. The spelling of the surname changes several times .There is then a gap until 1480 when...

    Started by DocDAve‎, 03-03-2017 11:05 AM
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  9. 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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  10. Best DNA test on the market?

    Who has completed a DNA test that is available and what did you think of the results it gave you in relation to your research?

    Started by RobinC‎, 29-02-2016 11:00 AM
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  11. Norman Ancestry on Paper

    Please can anyone point me in the right direction I have used TNA early modern and medieval documents to trace my patrionic surname back to a French family in Hampshire England. This has taken several years. I want to attempt a DNA matching to back up my paper trail. The surname that my modern...

    Started by DocDAve‎, 09-12-2016 11:25 AM
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  12. Surprise American ancestry?

    Hi all, Just wanted to share and maybe get insight. I finally did a DNA test after researching my genealogy for 8 years on paper. I found my DNA mixture pretty expected (70% English, 6 percent Scandinavian likely from Scottish and Northern England ancestors, 1% German, and the rest...

    Started by rootsenthusiast‎, 24-06-2016 7:54 PM
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  13. DNA test for Channel Islands

    Hi all, I'm posting this on behalf of my sister-in-law. It has always been vague who my father was. A new family rumour has surfaced that he may have been a Channel Island's sailor who was in New Zealand in 1948. I'm guessing my only hope of confirming this is the remote chance of finding a...

    Started by Alasdair Hall‎, 29-09-2016 1:09 AM
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    04-10-2016, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  14. What happens after you've got your DNA result

    Peter Calver has lots of tips in the latest edition of his Lost Cousins newsletter. http:// lostcousins.com/newsletters2/jul16news.htm Pam

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 10-07-2016 3:52 PM
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  15. DNA Result Exclusions

    Folks, Original thread https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/77433-Mary-Flora-McINTOSH?highlight=warncoort My wife has received her DNA result,and being new to this line of research,i am seeking assistance. Mary Flora from the earlier thread was said to be the daughter of Rosario Maria...

    Started by warncoort‎, 01-07-2016 7:41 AM
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  16. A Dilema

    Within my Fletcher circle on my DNA results I have one person saying he is related to Nancy Phillips. But I am trying to tell him he isn't. He does show on my circle but has no connection to me. He does with some of the others within my circle. If he was related to my Nancy he would be showing up...

    Started by SandraL‎, 02-06-2016 2:25 AM
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  17. Genetic Genealogy

    Any thought to such a forum so we can educate ourselves in the intricacies of this subject?

    Started by DBCoup‎, 06-01-2016 7:16 AM
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  18. How to download your DNA data from Ancestry

    Being a tech dummy, I thought this sounded too hard but it's really easy, I promise! 1. Sign in to your Ancestry account. 2. On the top menu bar, select Your DNA Homepage from the DNA menu. 3. Find the Manage Test Settings link, and click it. 4. On the right, find the Download Your Raw DNA...

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 22-01-2016 8:38 AM
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  19. Basic types of DNA tests

    As a rough guide, there are three types of tests: autosomal, Y-DNA and mtDNA. You just really need the first one to get started. Autosomal is a general one for everybody. Y-DNA is only for chaps! It just traces a male's father and his father and his father, etc. so it's very good for surname...

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 22-01-2016 8:52 AM
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  20. 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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