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#4576381 - 08/03/21 12:59 PM DNA ancestry and genealogy  
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Has anyone here ever tried the DNA kit from Ancestry.com or some other genealogy website to find out the geographical origin of your ancestors? Out of curiosity I tried the one from Ancestry a while ago and these are the main geographical origins for my ancestors based on my DNA profile:

Spain : 44%
Portugal: 23%
France 7%
Germanic Europe: 4%


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#4576385 - 08/03/21 02:06 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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And here I’ve been thinking you were Irish because of what you’ve said in your posts and where you live.


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#4576386 - 08/03/21 02:09 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
And here I’ve been thinking you were Irish because of what you’ve said in your posts and where you live.



LOL!! I'm about as Irish as Antonio Banderas but I do love me a block of Kerrygold cheese and a pint of Guinness. smile


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#4576401 - 08/03/21 04:24 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Mainly Anglo-Saxon with a bit of Nordic, my paternal Grandmother was Swedish.



#4576406 - 08/03/21 04:45 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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All I know is that I'm a Coonass mixed with German...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coonass



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#4576421 - 08/03/21 06:51 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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England and NW Europe: 69%...
The rest is a mix of: Ireland and Scotland.
Norway.
Germanic Europe and Sweden.

Make of that what you will...

#4576427 - 08/03/21 07:39 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Italian, Irish, and a bit of English. I have a very German sounding last name because they changed my grandfathers Italian last name to sound "more American" at Ellis Island in the early 1900's. When I tell people I'm not German, they look at my like I'm lying. It's kind of strange.


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#4576453 - 08/03/21 10:02 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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With family names like Richenderfer on my mother's side and Schultz on my father's I feel it would be a waste of money.


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#4576464 - 08/03/21 11:55 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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My 2 daughters have taken the test and the results was a mixed bag of scandinavian , finnish and british.

I have made a descision not to give my dna profile away as it probably will be a way of ID in the future.

So I`ll stick to that for the time beeing.

I simply don`t trust these companies for keeping your information safe. smile

#4576471 - 08/04/21 02:12 AM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I'm like Wigean; I don't trust that my info would be kept private. My wife, on the other hand, had hers done. Her dad was Italian and her mother is German, but she actually came back with very small traces of Middle Eastern and African.


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#4576476 - 08/04/21 03:23 AM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Don't matter what the DNA result is.


#4576477 - 08/04/21 03:57 AM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4576486 - 08/04/21 09:10 AM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Thinking beyond my first post I recall my father saying:
"there may be some Yank in you son; there were a few in your Grandmother during the war!"



#4576497 - 08/04/21 10:31 AM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: vocatx]  
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Originally Posted by vocatx
but she actually came back with very small traces of Middle Eastern and African.


If you go back far enough, everyone has traces of African origin. smile


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#4576498 - 08/04/21 10:32 AM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
Thinking beyond my first post I recall my father saying:
"there may be some Yank in you son; there were a few in your Grandmother during the war!"



hahaha


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#4576507 - 08/04/21 11:48 AM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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We have a couple ancestry kits sitting around so long they may be out of date. This thread may get us to use them.

My Grandparents emigrated to the USA over 110 years ago from Hungary and Poland. My wife's from Ireland.


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#4576510 - 08/04/21 12:05 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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With all the population movements throughout History, I really don't care about those tests. My last name is from South East France, I know some of my ancestors came from Italy, and one from Belgium. That's enough for me.

#4576511 - 08/04/21 01:07 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Never was curious about my ancestry.Never met my parents so I just don't care where they came from .As far as I'm concerned my Ancestry is American that's all that matters to me.Learning what countries my bloodlines run through means nothing to me.


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#4576520 - 08/04/21 03:54 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Never was curious about my ancestry.Never met my parents so I just don't care where they came from .As far as I'm concerned my Ancestry is American that's all that matters to me.Learning what countries my bloodlines run through means nothing to me.

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#4576530 - 08/04/21 04:20 PM Re: DNA ancestry and genealogy [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Never was curious about my ancestry.Never met my parents so I just don't care where they came from .As far as I'm concerned my Ancestry is American that's all that matters to me. Learning what countries my bloodlines run through means nothing to me.

When filing out the census form there is a section asking where you are from, ie what country. I say Canadian which has got me a phone call from the Feds because I didn't give my heritage.


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