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)
Over the next few weeks and months I hope to post a regular blog on my personal DNA experience, from a complete novice perspective. From the choosing of what type of DNA test to take, to the test itself, then following on with the results, how to interpret them and literally what to do with … Continue reading DNA Testing – The Revolution (1)
This is probably the most difficult topic that I have written a blog about, because of the naturally sensitive nature of the subject matter and how it can, and will impact on people’s lives. So when is a Father actually a father? As genealogists we strive to prove family connections and bonds and … Continue reading When is a Father a Father?