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Forum: myOrigins Basics 28th February 2018, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Ah, that explains a lot, thx. Which of the...

Ah, that explains a lot, thx. Which of the GEDmatch calculators do you trust most for northwestern European? Eurogenes?
Forum: myOrigins Basics 28th February 2018, 12:28 AM
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Posted By Lani Friend
I see, that makes sense. Would you have any idea...

I see, that makes sense. Would you have any idea why Orkney and Orcadian keep appearing in the initial position of many of my percentages in single and multiple pop comparisons? It comes before West...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 27th February 2018, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
I think I understand what you're saying (reread...

I think I understand what you're saying (reread it more), but if this is true, why does GEDmatch pick up on both Scandinavian and British (and more if you use several of the options not just K15)?
Forum: myOrigins Basics 26th February 2018, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Just found this entry from the Nature abstract in...

Just found this entry from the Nature abstract in Nature volume 519, pages 309–314 (19 March 2015):

"We use haplotype-based statistical methods to analyse genome-wide single nucleotide...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 26th February 2018, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
I knew about the grandparents' proximity...

I knew about the grandparents' proximity requirement. And that also made it pretty much rural which eliminated urban areas with unlimited diversity.

I did not know that the original project used...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 25th February 2018, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
jötunn: I very much appreciate your detailed...

jötunn:

I very much appreciate your detailed response to my confusion about the FT staffer's reply. I have read your explanation several times, and I regret that it is far beyond my...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 23rd February 2018, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Yes, the GEDmatch data is amazing. I have been...

Yes, the GEDmatch data is amazing. I have been searching for my surname origin in Britain for years and finally narrowed it down to the areas of Kent or Devon based on frequencies of that name and...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 23rd February 2018, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
I have read my responses carefully and have not...

I have read my responses carefully and have not missed the point :)
Forum: myOrigins Basics 23rd February 2018, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Register at GEDmatch and upload your raw data to...

Register at GEDmatch and upload your raw data to them. Pick a project (there are 7 listed, I think). "Genealogical Musings" has descriptions of them to make it easier:
...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 23rd February 2018, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Thanks, yes, I know it wasn't really "lost", but...

Thanks, yes, I know it wasn't really "lost", but it felt that way. I wasted so much time trying to figure that one out. If I had known how off the mark FamilyTree could be, I would never have gone...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 22nd February 2018, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Got my Norse back with GEDmatch

Fellow Newbies:

FTDNA failed to detect half my heritage (Norwegian). Said I was 97% British Isles.

So I went to GEDmatch. Just ran the GEDmatch "Eurogenes K15" program and got this:

#1...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 22nd February 2018, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
GEDmatch Restores My Heritage

Have you used GEDmatch? FTDNA completely eliminated half my heritage (Norwegian), which has made me crazy and confused, but the GEDmatch Eurogenes K15 program restored it and even provided the origin...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 22nd February 2018, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Got My Norse Back with GEDmatch!

Just ran the GEDmatch Eurogenes K15 program and got this:

#1 Primary Population Secondary Pop (source) Distance
52.2% West_Norwegian + 47.8% Southwest_English @ 2.0

This is exactly what I...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 21st February 2018, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
John McCoy Post

John McCoy's very well-explained post clarifies the differences betw admixture and match analysis. (I just had to force myself to reread it multiple times, reminding me of why I lasted 2 weeks in...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 20th February 2018, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Cause for hope:)

Cause for hope:)
Forum: myOrigins Basics 20th February 2018, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
You were clear. I just didn't understand it...

You were clear. I just didn't understand it correctly. This is all a bit beyond my level of expertise.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 20th February 2018, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Wonderfully detailed info from John McCoy, but my...

Wonderfully detailed info from John McCoy, but my frontal lobe imploded half way through. However, I will study it at length to try to understand. (perils of being a liberal arts person in a genetics...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 20th February 2018, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
This is another fantastic link! In addition to...

This is another fantastic link! In addition to the great links you sent about Genetic Genealogy Using Gedmatch and Patterns of Inheritance. Not exactly light reading, but hugely helpful. Why doesn't...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 20th February 2018, 06:52 PM
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Views: 4,493
Posted By Lani Friend
Here is what one FT responder wrote to me: ...

Here is what one FT responder wrote to me:
"Anyone who contributed DNA to your genome back farther than five generations will have a greatly diminished overall contribution to your genome that is is...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 20th February 2018, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Wow,that's very strange. But it does make me feel...

Wow,that's very strange. But it does make me feel better. Have you taken any other tests?

A poster named "Spruithean" Post #18 I think on the second page of this thread recommended two "good...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 19th February 2018, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Lani Friend
The Scandinavian Settlement map is quite...

The Scandinavian Settlement map is quite enlightening regarding Norse traffic going out of Norway. However, I never read or see anything about traffic going from the British Isles to Norway. I...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 19th February 2018, 12:26 PM
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Views: 4,493
Posted By Lani Friend
Holy Moly, thanks for the crash course! Your...

Holy Moly, thanks for the crash course! Your explanation is so clear, you must have teaching experience. This is soooo helpful! I will upload my data to Gedmatch and try to consult the Oracle! ...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 19th February 2018, 11:47 AM
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Views: 4,493
Posted By Lani Friend
The newly published "DNA map of Britain and...

The newly published "DNA map of Britain and Ireland" shown online clearly brings to light the Norman and Viking heritage of the Isles, though I don't know if they used atDNA tests or YDNA and mtDNA...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 19th February 2018, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Lani Friend
Thanks for the diagram. So if this replicates...

Thanks for the diagram. So if this replicates back several generations, it means that a person could receive virtually no DNA from some of their lines (in my case the Norwegian ones), and only DNA...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 19th February 2018, 11:18 AM
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Views: 4,493
Posted By Lani Friend
Very helpful, thanks! I will do so.

Very helpful, thanks! I will do so.
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