Vicki’s note – 5/31/2017 email from Thomas MacEntee:
Vicki’s note – 5/31/2017 email from Thomas MacEntee:
Vicki’s note – WOW – massive sale for everything DNA genealogy testing research! Hurry – most end today April 26. DNA testing sales will happen again around the Christmas Holiday season. Also be looking to see if there is another National DNA Test Sales day (s) about April 21-25 next year. I have been way busy lately and just saw notice of this very short sale from Thomas MacEntee:
Vicki’s note – article from Facebook/Ancestry.com. I kept thinking that my (mostly British) DNA would show some Viking blood, but I got Iberian Peninsula instead!:
How British are the British? Seems like a brain teaser, but it’s actually a surprising fact.
AncestryDNA’s new study revealed the average UK resident is only about 37% British!
Let’s look at some of the unexpected findings of this study – and what it means to you if you have British heritage.
Anglo Saxons inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century. But based on the AncestryDNA study of the UK’s ethnicity dating back from 500 years, their genetic legacy may have well been diluted.
Today the average UK resident is:
Not all areas of the UK are of course equally diverse. Depending on what region you or your ancestors are from in England, for example, you may well be more (or less) British than average.
Are your ancestors from the UK?
Like today’s UK residents, you could well be more diverse than you think.
As Brad Argent from AncestryDNA remarked:
“The UK has been a cultural and ethnic melting pot for not just generations, but centuries, and…while it’s fascinating looking at this data on a national scale, the fun really starts when you test your own DNA…”
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You can view a free webinar, if you missed today’s Stateline Genealogy Club Program, or review the MyHeritage webinar “Discover Your Scandinavian Ancestors” by clicking on previous webinars here:
And go to the 18 April 2015 webinar “Discover Your Scandinavian Ancestors”.
Lot’s of helpful information here on Scandinavian / Nordic genealogy, naming patterns, and history. No wonder finding Nordic ancestors is difficult.
Great sharing and support at the Stateline Genealogy Club meeting. Here the experiences that our Club members told us today:
We all discovered that our ancestors could have been in any country temporarily as borders change, and people move around. Your German, Russian, or English ancestors could also be Scandinavian/Nordic. Don’t blind your pathways to discovery by being a purist ethnic-searching snob.
Help comes from reaching out to other Club members, and by social media, to find over-seas genealogy angels who will help us by sharing pictures and their ancestry research. Priceless: getting a photograph of your great grandfather at age 8 from a distant Swedish relative; getting a Scandinavian family pedigree researched by first names only (because they did not use surnames), being invited to attend the “Sons of Norway” club in Rockford Illinois to find out more about the language, being put in touch with a newly discovered third genealogist cousin in the next town, and finding out that you have a new (Scandinavian) avenue to find your German ancestors.
Attending any of the Club programs helps us to learn general techniques for our own ancestor’s searches, get hints from others, and a chance to network and enjoy our common hobby, and make friends; and a free door prize (thanks Kim 🙂
Ancestry will keep up to 300 of your “discoveries” from Ancestry.com when you send them to your email. These do not disappear and are an efficient technique to maximize your Library time to search more; analyze later.
We also learned that you can create/put your Family Tree on Ancestry.com at home without joining. Then save your Library time on our paid subscription to do your searching. Don’t be afraid to ask for a free trial subscription or extension from Ancestry.com or others.
Resolved – before the next sale on genealogy DNA testing, I intend to:
Be better at documenting sources as I go,
Research and get more ancestors on my Legacy.com pedigree,
Learn how to transfer my Legacy.com family tree by ged.com.to Ancestry.com,
Create a Family Tree on Ancestry.com,
Get DNA tests for my Mom, and brother, and, and…..
Get results on Ancestry.com for finding more relatives from the DNA test results.
Find out if I do actually have some Scandinavian/Nordic ancestors as a basis for my jokes about Vikings and my Scotch/Irish/Welsh/French/German ancestors.
The more through your Family Tree is, the more chances you get for the DNA testing to find correct relative matches, and to find incorrect relatives. Other genealogists have a better chance at finding your Family Tree common relatives.
A genealogy club is a great support for us genealogists who do a lot of lone searching and data input. If you don’t have a club available, I am glad to give you this BLOG support. Consider this your club, no matter where in the world that you live; and happy searching.
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Have you incorporated DNA testing results into your genealogy research yet? I have and recently I had a surprise: I discovered that I had 2% Ashkenazi Jewish heritage in my DNA. Knowing this information has led me on an interesting research journey back to Prussia . . . you never know what you’ll find until you take a DNA test!
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