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Old 6th April 2018, 15:49
Picka_lilly Picka_lilly is offline
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Default Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

Had mine done recently and it was really interesting. Found out I was 44% northern England (proper northerner), 27% Ireland, 17% Scandanavian (that'll be the Vikings), 8% Western Europe and a small percentage Iberian peninsula (does that mean my ancestors came from Africa through Spain?)


Anyway, it got me in touch with 3rd and 4th cousins who I knew nothing of, who live in Australia and Canada and had also had their DNA done. It's been really good.
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Old 6th April 2018, 17:23
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

How did you go about getting it done?
If it's just an online test then I doubt I'd believe it.
Sounds interesting though
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Old 6th April 2018, 17:34
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

^ I think you do a tongue scraping so they can get your dna.

I'd love to know mine! But a small part of me thinks it's a secret to get people's dna on file and I can't ignore that thought haha
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Old 6th April 2018, 17:35
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

I've had mine done by Ancestry,Family tree dna,My heritage and 23and Me. 23andMe has introduced a dots system covering 151 populations. I got 5 dots for the UK, 2 for Ireland and 1 each for Denmark and Norway.
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Old 6th April 2018, 17:37
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

Cheek swab, surely? Unless they double up as oral hygienists

I'd be really interested to know my make-up but also very, very wary of handing over my DNA. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing wasn't just a ploy to get people to voluntarily hand it over. The Stasi would have loved this kind of thing and Social Media.
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Old 6th April 2018, 17:47
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You activate your details online, gather your dna, package it, send it to Ancestrydna (based in Ireland). They send it on by courier to their laboratories in USA and then you get results online. I'm quite happy for anyone to have my dna, got nothing to hide.
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Old 6th April 2018, 17:52
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NAh, I don't need a test to know I'm related to Blackbeard and every other toe rag brigand of infamy. Just need to look at my lot in action to know that
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Old 6th April 2018, 18:24
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My partner had his DNA done and found he was 44% Western Europe, 33% UK, 24% Ireland and small percentage Russia. He had a feeling his distant ancestors might have been German because of his surname, but was surprised at that percentage and a little disappointed that he was only 33% UK.
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Old 6th April 2018, 18:30
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

I might consider it if it were free, just out of interest, but don't see what I could possibly gain from it; I've never really been interested in my family history (and they are all history now!) and although I'm British by birth, it wouldn't change how I see myself if i were to discover what genes I had.
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Old 10th April 2018, 16:39
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

Yes. Around 75 % "British" (oddly enough) and lots of smaller amounts from all over the place (central Europe, Finland, Norway, Russia, Iberia, Middle East, etc.)
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Old 11th April 2018, 13:55
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The best way of working out your ethnicity is probably not through the ethnicity results but through which people turn up as matches to you.
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Old 18th April 2018, 02:40
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

I'd love to do that - it's so interesting!

I downloaded the "Family tree" app last summer but I only managed to find out minor information before hitting a brick wall. I know that you have to pay to access more details, but I can't afford it right now. I was so frustrated
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Old 24th June 2018, 20:03
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I haven't had a genealogy test but I know I'm related to Charlemagne

https://amp.theguardian.com/science/...dam-rutherford

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Old 3rd July 2018, 16:47
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

Did you make it publicly available so that surprise family members (one night stands, parent's affairs etc) can track you down?
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Old 16th August 2018, 22:54
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Default Re: Anyone ever had Genealogy DNA test done?

I really want to get this done....

part of a disadvantage of being of jamaican heritage is not knowing where i'm 'really' from... but i suppose no one does really?!

I would like to know what part of africa my ancestors are from but i suppose in the grander scheme of things it doesnt really matter, hence why it has never been a priority i suppose
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Old 23rd August 2018, 02:53
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No but I'd really like to, I've heard there's Spanish in there somewhere so I'd like to find out if its true.
Though if you have to actually link up with your fellow dna'ers and message and sh** then scratch that cos I cba'd with the interactions.
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