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DNA help please

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Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 13:18:04

Younger daughter has bought me a DNA test, I have to register it with Ancestry then send it off and wait.

What can I expect ? I have not the foggiest how it all works

silverlining48 Sat 08-Dec-18 13:21:47

I think you might get a map back with say 50% welsh 20% Spanish, 15% somewhere else etc etc. My daughter did it.

Jalima1108 Sat 08-Dec-18 13:26:09

It's not like the normal DNA tests with a swab from the inside of the cheek - I think you have to produce quite a bit of saliva and send it off in a tube!

Assuming it is an Ancestry DNA test:

Your AncestryDNA results include information about your geographic origins across 350 regions and identifies potential relatives through DNA matching to others who have taken the AncestryDNA test. Your results are a great starting point for more family history research, and it can also be a way to dig even deeper into the research you've already done.
The AncestryDNA test analyzes your entire genome—all 23 pairs of chromosomes—as opposed to only looking at the Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA (which makes other types of tests gender specific). Your autosomal chromosomes carry genetic information from both your parents that's passed down through the generations.

Your results will go on a database.

NfkDumpling Sat 08-Dec-18 13:27:30

I got that for a present from my children last year. You register on line, spit (a lot) into the tube and send it off. I think I got an email and the results were all on line. Unsurprisingly, being from Norfolk, I’m mostly Norman and Dane.

They also found the nearest matches on their database. My cousin, who’s deep into finding his ancestors was one and a second cousin who neither of us had heard of in Canada. Her family history matches and my cousin has been in touch.

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 13:54:33

Thank you x

Don’t want to do it now, would love to find distant cousins but ! I want to remain 100% Welsh , which I am because I say so , suppose I can blame my South Wales ancestors, no one went to Anglesey so the blame can’t lie with my North Wales ancestors

BlueBelle Sat 08-Dec-18 14:24:44

Is this the one that has a high postage rate

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 15:18:36

It was £10 BlueBelle

BlueBelle Sat 08-Dec-18 15:44:14

Thanks Anniebach I m glad you feel 100% no one is 100% anything we re all hybrids ?

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 16:05:15

BlueBelle, i am 100% Welsh because I choose to be , my grandchildren tell me ‘you can’t be 100% Welsh’, my reply always ‘ prove I am not’. They will be so ‘told you’ when I have the results , if I choose to tell them ?

Cherrytree59 Sat 08-Dec-18 17:20:56

Annie would you be you are ok with a Celtic ancestry?

A long lost USA cousin on my maternal line has taken the DNA test and discovered that she is mostly of Viking descent, which I am ok with.

You are born and bred Welsh with Welsh parents,
so Anniebach lass You are 100% Welsh
And quite entitled to represent your country rugby. tchgrin

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 18:08:41

Cherry thank you x

My parents right back to my 7 x great grandparents on both sides , all Welsh , unless one of the females was naughty ?, the only Anglesey one to leave the Island was my paternal Grandfather and he came to South Wales , be interesting but ???????

Bathsheba Sat 08-Dec-18 18:29:18

Annie please do come on here and let us know if you really are 100% Welsh, or as near as makes no difference. How fascinating that would be!
I've had it done with It didn't cost me anything in postage, however - it was postage paid.

NfkDumpling Sat 08-Dec-18 18:38:33

Mine was postage paid too.

I’m 100% Norfolk going back as far as the late 1700’s. The fact that some of my ancestors before then were Walloon and Dane I already guessed. It doesn’t make me any less Norfolk! I am curious though about the 1% Eastern European Jew and the 2% Iberian!

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 19:10:33

Bathsheba I will share it here I promise , I now have a fantasy, I have been searching for uncle William brn 1834, in Anglesey, he vanish after 1871, I have searched for him for years, he didn’t die on Anglesey, perhaps he married and has a descendant with a tree on Ancestry, I so want to know where he was buried, if in England my brother can take a little soil from Wales and scatter it in the graveyard. A fantasy though. The brother of my g granny died in Liverpool, had soil sprinkled there. Did you find distant relatives ?

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 19:18:59

Nfk, I have gone back to 1670 with my Anglesey side , my doubts are with my South Wales half because many people came here for the iron works and coal mines, hope my female ancestors behaved . 1% Eastern European Jew and 2% Iberian, gosh

Doodle Sat 08-Dec-18 19:35:14

anniebach I have a neighbour who did it and was fascinated with the results.
I have always thought of myself as a bit Welsh as both my parents and my brother were born in Wales although I was born in England. My paternal grandmother was part French though where from I don't know. I have always been quite proud of being a bit Welsh as a number of my larger family are Welsh and my father was a coal miner in the valleys. ?

Bathsheba Sat 08-Dec-18 19:46:05

Annie there were quite a large number of 3rd and 4th cousins, but I've not really looked into them yet - planning on renewing my full membership of Ancestry in the New Year, and investigating a little further with these. Might be interesting! There were some 1st and 2nd cousins which I already knew about, so no surprises there!

Bathsheba Sat 08-Dec-18 19:47:11

Oops, "there was quite a large number" - before anyone picks me up on my grammar wink

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 21:12:25

Bathsheba, May be interesting ?

Luckygirl Sat 08-Dec-18 21:24:46

I would love to do this. It has been suggested that my maternal grandmother might be mixed race not too far back (features, curly black hair). My siblings and I all have dark colouring, including skin, in spite of a fair father.

But then, we all hail form Africa initially.

Maybe I will save up some spit for a test one day.

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 21:33:19

Doodle both parents born in Wales? You could play rugby for Wales so you are Welsh ? this is for you ???????

Do it Luckygirl you could be decendend from some wealthy royal family , I don’t mean the Windsor’s, they are not exotic

Doodle Sat 08-Dec-18 21:45:40

Oh thank you annie that's so nice.

Anniebach Sat 08-Dec-18 21:56:35

Just had a thought , I could be proved right, I am a decendant of Owain Glyndwr, the last Prince of Wales ?

I am getting a little carried away now ?

Luckygirl Sun 09-Dec-18 08:46:21

There was a "Who do you think you are?" programme where the person found he was descended from Owain Glyndwr. They then invited him to a full pub, where every single person was also so descended - so he did not feel so special.

Anniebach Sun 09-Dec-18 08:53:46

? as he died 600 years there must be rather a lot of decendents , he had ten children