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#4341942 - 03/03/17 11:29 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Actually doing some family research can help you with health problems you may be predisposed to get. I have death certificates from relatives born back in 1833 and died right when death certificates became mandatory in my state. On both sides of my family most died from heart disease. Not one died from cancer. Both of my grandfathers died in their 40's from heart disease and my brother died last year at 50. So some aspects of family research can give you an idea of health issues you would want to keep an eye on.

It was also interesting to find out units my ancestors served during the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII. One of my great uncle's crew members wrote an unpublished book about his experiences as a gunner on B-26s. He did not care for my uncle, who was the pilot, but the pictures he included in the book I had never seen before.


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#4341947 - 03/03/17 11:51 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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German. German. German. And a little bit of German for me.

My wife is supposedly half Irish and half mutt but I've looked at her tree and as near as I can tell her mother is 50% French/Cajun and 50% English while her father is 50% Irish and 50% mutt so that means at most my wife is 25% Irish.


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#4342276 - 03/06/17 03:32 AM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Europe West - 27%
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#4342286 - 03/06/17 05:45 AM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I know I am English and about 1/4 Welsh but somewhere down the line I got some Viking genes because I have a hand disease only Scandinavian people get. Hope it wasn't via rape but there is a good chance it was.

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Originally Posted by rezerekted
I know I am English and about 1/4 Welsh but somewhere down the line I got some Viking genes because I have a hand disease only Scandinavian people get. Hope it wasn't via rape but there is a good chance it was.


Ah Ha!

Are you related to my wife? she has a small problem with her hand that is of Scandinavian origin as well, and her father has it too.

Also one of my customer in the bar had the same problem, that was when I first heard of the problem and it's origin back in the early 1980s - that customer was in his 80s and anyone less "Viking" looking I could not imagine.


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#4342331 - 03/06/17 03:30 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I'm curious now. What exactly is this hand disease? What does it affect?


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#4342334 - 03/06/17 03:41 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'm curious now. What exactly is this hand disease? What does it affect?



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#4342367 - 03/06/17 04:40 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I wonder if it was research like this that turned Linda Rondstadt into a Mexican overnight.



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#4342369 - 03/06/17 04:43 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted by Jedi Master
I wonder if it was research like this that turned Linda Rondstadt into a Mexican overnight.



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Well, she IS from Arizona. Close enough. biggrin

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#4342399 - 03/06/17 06:27 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I am a Celt.
What percentage i have no idea but i have red hair and blue eyes and a burning desire to pillage and kill only politicians though. LoL

#4342400 - 03/06/17 06:31 PM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: marko1231123]  
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Originally Posted by marko1231123
I am a Celt.
What percentage i have no idea but i have red hair and blue eyes and a burning desire to pillage and kill only politicians though. LoL



Would you be a Pict, an Ebdani or maybe a Caledonian? wink


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#4342494 - 03/07/17 04:52 AM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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whats a legit site for doing DNA to see where you are from? I mean a REAL test


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#4342503 - 03/07/17 06:54 AM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: W-Molders]  
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Originally Posted by W-Molders
whats a legit site for doing DNA to see where you are from? I mean a REAL test


I suspect that there aren't any, because DNA tests can't do that. They can give a rough estimation in general geographic terms for the most probable locations for significant branches of your ancestry, but are unlikely to tell you much more. There are no genes for 'being German', any more than there are for 'watching cricket' or 'driving a Škoda Fabia'. Human history is one of populations constantly moving around and interbreeding, and trying to match the consequences of such genetic mixing to modern political constructs like nation states is rather pointless. DNA tests can be entertaining, and occasionally even informative as for example when revealing to some clueless bigot that a significant proportion of his ancestry appears to derive from some group he despises (which happens with quite regular frequency), but they are of limited use otherwise if you want to know 'where you are really from'. Because you are 'from' a long and intertwining line of ancestors all ultimately derived from Hominids living in the African Rift Valley, and where and when your many ancestors have lived since has really only had limited impact on who you are now, biologically speaking. If you want to learn more about your ancestors as individuals, old-fashioned genealogical research is more likely to provide useful details. I for example would never have learned through examining my DNA that one of my ancestors was an Irish Teetotalism campaigner, and DNA tests are never going to resolve the puzzle of exactly where some ancestors of mine on my mothers side originated from, though their family name suggests a French-speaking origin. If they were Huguenots, as my mother likes to claim, it isn't going to show up in DNA (there are certainly no genes for Protestantism), so we are going to have to find out the hard way.

#4342505 - 03/07/17 07:48 AM Re: Ancestry.com and other similar sites [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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One of these days I want to do one of these DNA tests.

But I will l be a mutt American before the test and after too. But I am curious just how much of Scotland got in there. That is the sort of last name I wear. But does it match the genes? And does it matter? Not really. I sure don't have a blue flag with an X on it hanging from the wall. Kilts are stupid. And just general WTF. I would not be surprised if I ended up mostly eastern European even though I would have no idea how that could have happened. America!

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Originally Posted by FlashBurn
One of these days I want to do one of these DNA tests.

But I will l be a mutt American before the test and after too. But I am curious just how much of Scotland got in there. That is the sort of last name I wear. But does it match the genes? And does it matter? Not really. I sure don't have a blue flag with an X on it hanging from the wall. Kilts are stupid. And just general WTF. I would not be surprised if I ended up mostly eastern European even though I would have no idea how that could have happened. America!


Pretty easily. All you need is for your great-great-grandfather to have been Scottish. As long as he had a son, who had a son, who had a son, who had a son who was your father, you have that name but very little genetically from that area. All it takes is an unbroken patriarchal line. I've met people who are clearly Asian with names like "Frank O'Connell" because of that.



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