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    Folks,
    Over 25 years of research i have learnt to be subjective and thorough and have created a tree which dates back to 1625 in one branch and 1700's in others.My forebears were Quakers or C of E and, apart from the odd child born out of wedlock,i have not found any nasty surprises.
    My wife's family is riddled with stories of bad behaviour within marriages,desertion etc from a mix of Irish Catholics,a Spanish Catholic and Lancashire Protestants.Research has disproved some stories but there are gaps which seem destined to never be filled,particularly our Spanish lady who is nigh on impossible to trace,except for her passing on Mediteranean Anemia to some of her descendants.
    My wife had no real interest in genealogy but enjoyed the odd things i found about her family here in Australia,then a couple of years ago she asked me to order an Ancestry DNA kit for her.The results were hardly ground breaking,87% UK and Ireland and the balance Western Europe and Iberian Peninsula,so nothing we didn't already know.I left things "as is"on that front and planned to pick it up again in years to come.To protect members privacy, Ancestry use initials only for living persons though i had been able to contact other relatives through their profiles.
    A couple of months ago i was contacted by another Ancestry member asking if i knew who "GB" in my tree was as a DNA match,this is my wife,Gail.I exchanged emails with the Ancestry member,Lily,whose DNA included UK and Ireland,Iberian Peninsula and Polynesian.
    Gail's grandfather, "Pop",is not on electoral rolls for several years,left Australia during the Great Depression for New Zealand where,it seems, he was in a relationship with Lily's grandmother which produced a daughter.
    This is OUR success story.
    Gail,Lily &Eric

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    What a great success story Eric. It is these discoveries that keep us researching isn't it? Your wife must be more interested in your research than you originally thought.


    One day I will get my act together and do a test. Maybe it will turn up a line for my great grandfather.

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    One day I will get my act together and do a test
    I keep saying the same!

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    I am awaiting my DNA results,had put it off for so long.I don't expect any surprises but you never know.

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    Do let us know when you get them
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    Results are in.
    England 58%
    Ireland,Scotland,Wales 21%
    Scandinavia 8%
    Western Europe 8%
    Pretty much as expected,my father's line is from Lancashire,mother's from London and Essex.
    Eric

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