Welcome to week 26 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This weeks prompt is 'Middle' and my first thought was the most unusual middle name on my tree, that of my great-grandmother Marguerite 'Longland' Lukes. Now you … Continue reading #52Ancestors ‘Middle’ and How to Clutch at Straws
Wow, where did those three days go!! A bit like when you were a child looking forward to Christmas, the build up and expectation are enormous and it takes forever to arrive, then before you know it, wham its gone! Can you believe it's a week ago? So firstly can I say a huge massive … Continue reading RootsTechLondon Round Up
So further to my previous blogs covering my DNA journey (see links below), I have recently received an updated version of my ethnicity estimate from my test with Ancestry. The question is how much notice should we take of these ethnicity estimates? There are definitely similarities between the estimates that I have received from Ancestry … Continue reading Ethnicity Estimates, Should we take them seriously?
GEDMatch to opt in or opt out? That is the Question? My opinion has now changed, thanks to a wonderfully powerful blog from @tollgenealogy I have actually changed my opinion and opted in. If you haven’t read the blog I urge you to do so first before making your mind up, I have … Continue reading GEDMatch to opt in or opt out? That is the Question?
Better late than never, here is my review of the first ever Family Tree Live show held at Alexandra Palace, London in April this year. The show was organised by Family Tree Magazine and sponsored by The Family History Federation, FamilyTreeDNA, My Heritage, Family Search and The Society of Genealogists. The first thing that … Continue reading Family Tree Live April 2019 Review
So in my last blog we established that I am about as “British” as you can get at 86% British! So what do I do next to interpret my results? Ancestry has come up with literally hundreds of matches, too many to comprehend and deal with, so how do I approach this in a co-ordinated … Continue reading DNA The Next Step (5)
My DNA results are in!! Could I be anymore British if I tried! 86% British, with a large percentage of that Southern England, the Southern England part is hardly surprising. What does surprise me and is somewhat disappointing, is the very low percentage of results for Italy and Ireland, given my supposed connections to … Continue reading My DNA Results are in!! (4)
So the big day is here, my Ancestry DNA kit has arrived!! To be fair, the kit arrived only a few days after ordering it from Ancestry and considering the amount of orders that Ancestry fulfilled in their pre-Christmas order, I was impressed with the speed of delivery. First things first and very important, you … Continue reading The DNA Test Itself (3)
So if you are reading blog number 2 you are either contemplating joining the DNA revolution or you are at least half way there and have already taken your test. So how did I decide which test to take myself? In a rather ironic twist, considering this is a very scientific field, there was … Continue reading Choosing a DNA test (2)