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Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 16th May 2018, 05:38 PM
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Posted By SpitFire
Paper trails have been pretty reliable for me for...

Paper trails have been pretty reliable for me for genealogy purposes as most of my ancestors immigrated to colonies where good records were kept. Once I get to their country of origin though I lose...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 16th May 2018, 11:37 AM
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Posted By SpitFire
I think I will be doing the full sequence, just...

I think I will be doing the full sequence, just to narrow it down a little more and find some matches. I had the same feeling that the autosomal would not be as accurate as it could be.
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 16th May 2018, 06:25 AM
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Posted By SpitFire
To test or not?

I sent my Ancestry autosomal raw data to Haplo Grep 2 and got a mitochondrial haplogroup of H2a2a1. It seems correct as paper trails indicate Europe as an origin before the U.S. Is there really...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 15th May 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
Out of my dad's 13 matches, 4 do not have the...

Out of my dad's 13 matches, 4 do not have the surname we've traced back and believe is correct. 3 of those 4 are the same and the oldest ancestors come from the same region of England as the surname...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 14th May 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
Well the TiP matches the paper trails; his top...

Well the TiP matches the paper trails; his top match has a tree posted with a common ancestor 10 generations back and at that distance, TiP gives them a 98.89% chance of sharing a common ancestor. ...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 13th May 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
I don't know. How would I check that?

I don't know. How would I check that?
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th May 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
We'll never know exactly, that's true, but some...

We'll never know exactly, that's true, but some information is better than none! If my DNA matches high percentages of the admixture of people in one country, it's a good bet that at least some of my...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th May 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
I did find a test on Gedmatch that shows you by...

I did find a test on Gedmatch that shows you by country, which populations you most closely fit in Europe. That was really helpful for me. If you have Gedmatch, I could tell you which test it is.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th May 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
It looks like within 4-6 generations back, which...

It looks like within 4-6 generations back, which matches my paper trail. Looks like Billings was my great-great-grandfather's dad, and not Wolfe! That's pretty neat. Out of his 13 matches, only 3...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th May 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
37. If he got an exact match to someone with 0...

37. If he got an exact match to someone with 0 genetic distance, does that mean that they share a male ancestor at some point, definitely?
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th May 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
I noticed. Mine has come back 100% European on...

I noticed. Mine has come back 100% European on all of them; I ordered from Ancestry and uploaded the raw data to 3 or 4 sites and got differing results. They use different algorithims; some call...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
You know, I'm not really finding it useful...

You know, I'm not really finding it useful either. For almost $200 I'm a little underwhelmed. They should at least include the ethnicity information as well.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
Also, what do the numbers in Ancestral Origins...

Also, what do the numbers in Ancestral Origins mean on the Y Test? There's like a country, and some numbers, but no explanation.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
Thank you! I looked back through a genealogical...

Thank you! I looked back through a genealogical report my cousin had done a while back and found the name of the Billings man she had her second child with. I did an ancestry search on him and...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
Our last name is Andrews. We were told we were...

Our last name is Andrews. We were told we were supposed to have the name Wolfe. She had 2 children after the death of her husband, one by Billings and the other supposedly by Wolfe. My gg...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
Thank you! I ordered it just this morning when I...

Thank you! I ordered it just this morning when I realized the haplogroup test wouldn't show me that stuff. I'm guessing it will take a few weeks?
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
I have family finder myself, for my kit, and my...

I have family finder myself, for my kit, and my dad isn't showing up as even my match, so I'm not sure why. I think his match has FF (it says FF next to his Y haplogroup) but he does not show up as...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By SpitFire
Y DNA Matches

Hi everyone, I submitted my dad's DNA for the Y-Haplogroup test and got the results back today. He has a match that says genetic distance 0, and it's an exact match. The tip sheet says they share a...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 14th April 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By SpitFire
Yes we do, I've received the email with the kit...

Yes we do, I've received the email with the kit number.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th April 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By SpitFire
Adding Y-haplogroup test

Hi all,
I ordered a Y-haplogroup test for my dad and they have received it. I'm looking for a way to add his kit to my page so when the results are in I can compare them to mine, etc. Or will I...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 8th April 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By SpitFire
Finland Connection

Hi all,
I am looking for advice in how to narrow down a common ancestor with some of my DNA matches. According to FTDNA, I share an ancestor in the past 3 or 4 generations with several Finnish...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 28th December 2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By SpitFire
Man, I'm sorry you're having a hard time. I have...

Man, I'm sorry you're having a hard time. I have read elsewhere that so few people have done these tests that it's hard to find matches. I'm not necessarily looking to do that. I'd like to know more...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 27th December 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By SpitFire
MtDNA tests

Is it worth it to do the full sequence vs. the cheaper test and why?
Forum: Scandinavian Y-DNA forum 26th December 2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,638
Posted By SpitFire
Yes I think you're right lol. Through my own...

Yes I think you're right lol. Through my own research I have found ancestors from parts of Scotland where the Vikings made settlements. I've also found paper trails going back to Normandy, where they...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 21st December 2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By SpitFire
Hello, I did. But I didn't really understand it.

Hello, I did. But I didn't really understand it.
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