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Forum: Recreation Room 26th July 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Biblioteque
Surely we do not see anything "unprofessional"...

Surely we do not see anything "unprofessional" about a Revolutionary War Icon attached to a patriot who fought and/or died for America's independence?
Forum: Recreation Room 25th July 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By Biblioteque
Some of us have a strong sense of the past and a...

Some of us have a strong sense of the past and a great fondness and love for our ancestors; and we use icons as "labels of love" to honour and pay tribute to long-gone ancestors. They are not just...
Forum: Recreation Room 25th July 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By Biblioteque
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/this-is-how...

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/this-is-how-europes-borders-have-changed-over-1-000-years/

And, an interactive map of the changing of Europe's borders over 1000 years. Note how large Poland...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Biblioteque
https://dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4 Jon,...

https://dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4

Jon, perhaps this will be helpful.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Biblioteque
KATM, thanks for that valuable link. I will save...

KATM, thanks for that valuable link. I will save it. Yes, there is a great variance in the stats of cousins not matching.

So, as I once read, it is interesting that we can actually be...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Biblioteque
In addition to the expert advice you have already...

In addition to the expert advice you have already received, I would advise you to upload to MyHeritage which is free. I have found close matches there which I do not have at FTDNA, 23, Ancestry and...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 19th July 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By Biblioteque
https://www.genealogyexplained.com/dna-testing/do-...

https://www.genealogyexplained.com/dna-testing/do-siblings-have-same-dna/

This is an interesting read for those of us who have questions about the differing ethnicity estimates siblings can get.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 19th July 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Biblioteque
https://dna-explained.com/about/ Kyle,...

https://dna-explained.com/about/

Kyle, Roberta Estes should be able to help you and/or head you in the right direction.

Good luck.
Forum: Recreation Room 17th July 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By Biblioteque
A Resource for Great Britain and Ireland Surnames

Years ago, we had more surname family history covered in this forum in addition to the science of dna. Yesterday, I discovered this blog when I googled an ancestor whose parents I could not find;...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 17th July 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,311
Posted By Biblioteque
brendabbb: In answer to your question, I have...

brendabbb: In answer to your question, I have 5578 matches at FTDNA and have Colonial America heritage.

And, from previous posts, it has been stated that those with Askenazi Jewish heritage can...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 14th July 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Biblioteque
And sometimes, it is the survival instinct in...

And sometimes, it is the survival instinct in play. If there is no, or limited, opportunity where you are, you recognize that, and move on. Survival of the fittest, intellectually and physically.
Forum: DNA Success Stories 14th July 2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Biblioteque
87 year old has 346 living descendants

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5937965/Largest-family-87-year-old-346-living-descendants-including-203-great-grandchildren.html

I read we will get the most matches from the ancestors who...
Forum: Recreation Room 12th July 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By Biblioteque
https://culture.pl/en/article/learn-the-history-of...

https://culture.pl/en/article/learn-the-history-of-poland-in-10-minutes

Because Poland ceased to exist as a nation and vanished from the map for 123 years between 1795-1918, I guess, historically,...
Forum: Recreation Room 30th June 2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,215
Posted By Biblioteque
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/science/dna-fam...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/science/dna-family-trees-cold-cases.html

Law enforcement continues to use DNA in cold cases.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 29th June 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Biblioteque
Giusvlla: In addition to what John said,...

Giusvlla:

In addition to what John said, just another thought.

In recombination the dna passed down to the next generation will ROUGHLY decrease by one-half. There is a randomness to dna...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 29th June 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Biblioteque
There are others on this forum who can give you a...

There are others on this forum who can give you a more definitive answer than I. John McCoy, Prairielad, KATM, et al.

And you have to factor in for consideration that some people say that you...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 29th June 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Biblioteque
http://www.genie1.com.au/blog/63-x-dna This...

http://www.genie1.com.au/blog/63-x-dna

This should help. The X has a different inheritance path than autosomal, and according to gender. And, remember that it does not pass thorough 2 successive...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 28th June 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Biblioteque
John McCoy: Thank you for your insight. ...

John McCoy: Thank you for your insight.

Also, at Ancestry I have another 115 dna matches with whom I share tree matches and with a range of 6.0-6.5 cMs.

They are 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins and...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 28th June 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Biblioteque
I have always agreed with the comments above...

I have always agreed with the comments above about the unreliability of small segments, and like to work with segments over 12-15 cMs.

Although, yesterday at Ancestry, I had a tree match and we...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 28th June 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Biblioteque
Fern, Mea Maxima Culpa! And, SHE is...

Fern,

Mea Maxima Culpa!

And, SHE is very smart and generous to share her knowledge.

Thanks for the correction.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 28th June 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Biblioteque
http://thednageek.com/getting-started-with-genome-...

http://thednageek.com/getting-started-with-genome-mate-pro-part-10-import-gedmatch-triangulations/

USMC7312: This is a new link that you might want to use when you have time to tackle working...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th June 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Biblioteque
What we are provided with is 1 chromosome...

What we are provided with is 1 chromosome (instead of 2) that represents for our purposes the dna of the mother AND father which is put on the same chromosome to work with for our analyses.
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Forum: Adoptees Forum 26th June 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,307
Posted By Biblioteque
I know a 43 year old male who is an only child....

I know a 43 year old male who is an only child. He has a female half sibling who is also an only child. They do not know about each other because it is forbidden information. So sad. So many...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 22nd June 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Biblioteque
I have 5525 matches at FTDNA and have strong...

I have 5525 matches at FTDNA and have strong Colonial American heritage. At GEDmatch, my 2000 matches are all over 16.5 cMs.

At FTDNA, those with Ashkenazi heritage can tend to have considerably...
Forum: Recreation Room 14th June 2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,215
Posted By Biblioteque
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44479378?oci...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44479378?ocid=global_bbccom_email_14062018_top+news+stories

And, dna used in case in France.
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