+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Settling in
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    waynesville, Missouir
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default 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, 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.
    Last edited by linsch; 11-02-2018 at 12:09 AM. Reason: additional information

  2. #2
    Super Moderator christanel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Wairarapa New Zealand
    Posts
    8,677
    Thanks
    2,358
    Thanked 2,281 Times in 2,127 Posts

    Default

    Hi
    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
    Christina
    Sometimes paranoia is just having all the facts.
    William Burroughs

  3. #3
    Settling in
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    waynesville, Missouir
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thank you, I wasn't sure where to post, Thank you for your help

  4. #4
    Super Moderator christanel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Wairarapa New Zealand
    Posts
    8,677
    Thanks
    2,358
    Thanked 2,281 Times in 2,127 Posts

    Default

    Hi
    This 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.)
    Christina
    Sometimes paranoia is just having all the facts.
    William Burroughs

  5. #5
    Super Moderator - Completely bonkers and will never change. Pam Downes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    (now) Sussex, England
    Posts
    6,803
    Thanks
    1,630
    Thanked 1,465 Times in 1,212 Posts

    Default

    This contains a link to an earlier Lost Cousins newsletter.
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/th...our-DNA-result

    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.

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

    Pam
    Vulcan XH558 - “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

  6. #6
    Super Moderator - Completely bonkers and will never change. Pam Downes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    (now) Sussex, England
    Posts
    6,803
    Thanks
    1,630
    Thanked 1,465 Times in 1,212 Posts

    Default

    A Lost Cousins DNA special from June 2017
    https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/jun17news.htm

    July 2016 DNA special
    https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/jul16news.htm

    'Why you should focus on your closest DNA matches' and 'How to figure out how you and your DNA cousins are connected'.
    https://www.lostcousins.com/newslett...dfeb17news.htm

    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?
    https://www.lostcousins.com/newslett...ejun16news.htm

    Three earlier articles about understanding DNA from 2015
    https://www.lostcousins.com/newslett...djul15news.htm

    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.

    Pam
    Vulcan XH558 - “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

  7. #7
    Knowledgeable and helpful gortonboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Chorlton cum Hardy
    Posts
    995
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 327 Times in 291 Posts

    Default

    Hi have you uploaded your results to Gedmatch?
    Gortonboy. Mike.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to gortonboy For This Useful Post:

    christanel (20-02-2018)

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Select a file: