• Is she my cousin? Can I date her?

    So its very complex and this probably isn't the place to ask but if anyone has resourses that would be good. So my aunt is married to her uncle, BUT they are seperated, though legally still married. By blood I know she isn't my cousin, but she is cousins with some of my cousins. I just need to know if this... show more
    So its very complex and this probably isn't the place to ask but if anyone has resourses that would be good. So my aunt is married to her uncle, BUT they are seperated, though legally still married. By blood I know she isn't my cousin, but she is cousins with some of my cousins. I just need to know if this is okay as I am freaking out. Does anyone know the answer?
    9 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Are you mixed-race/biracial if you're 1/16 Italian, and the rest is African?

    Are you the same ethnicity as your great-great grandparents?
    Are you the same ethnicity as your great-great grandparents?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Am I considered a Turk?

    I'm from Great Britain, and I'm 15/16 Indian, and 1/16 Turkish My great-great grandfather was Turkish, and moved to India, and intermarried into the Indian population. Am I considered Turkish?
    I'm from Great Britain, and I'm 15/16 Indian, and 1/16 Turkish My great-great grandfather was Turkish, and moved to India, and intermarried into the Indian population. Am I considered Turkish?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is a Iberian ? Is it a tribe in Spain ?

    Best answer: Yes, Iberia is modern-day Spain and Portugal. Like most people, you are a mix of origin points, and further proof that skin color does not define you.
    Best answer: Yes, Iberia is modern-day Spain and Portugal. Like most people, you are a mix of origin points, and further proof that skin color does not define you.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to work out your ethnicity/ancestry percentages?

    I don't know what it is called but what I mean is if your father is English, and your mother is Irish, then you are half English/half Irish right? So then what if your father is English, but your mother is half Irish, half English? Are you 3/4 English, 1/4 Irish? How is it worked out? Thanks
    I don't know what it is called but what I mean is if your father is English, and your mother is Irish, then you are half English/half Irish right? So then what if your father is English, but your mother is half Irish, half English? Are you 3/4 English, 1/4 Irish? How is it worked out? Thanks
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are thoughts about the results?!?

    So I decided to try the AncestoryDNA test and was kind of shocked of the results as I only got one high region and 11 low confidence regions. Some background info, both my parents are Mexican and I was born in the U.S. DNA Results: (Native American 75 percent ) (Iberian Peninsula 6 percent) (Europe South 5... show more
    So I decided to try the AncestoryDNA test and was kind of shocked of the results as I only got one high region and 11 low confidence regions. Some background info, both my parents are Mexican and I was born in the U.S. DNA Results: (Native American 75 percent ) (Iberian Peninsula 6 percent) (Europe South 5 percent ) (Caucasus 3 percent ) (Great Britain 3 percent) (European Jewish 2 percent (Middle East 2 percent (Ireland/Scotland/Wales<1 percent) (Scandinavia < 1 percent) (Asia Central < 1 percent) (Europe West < 1 percent (Senegal< 1 percent)
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can i count myself as a Turk?

    My great grandparents were both Turkish, making my grandad Turkish even though he was born in India, my parents were born in Pakistan but would I be able to count myself as a Turk and would the Turkish accept me? Btw I’m a British Pakistani if that matters
    My great grandparents were both Turkish, making my grandad Turkish even though he was born in India, my parents were born in Pakistan but would I be able to count myself as a Turk and would the Turkish accept me? Btw I’m a British Pakistani if that matters
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Another way of Finding Biological Mother?

    Hi, just talking to someone about my adoption & finding more info like her name & what she looked like. I Do have a letter of MY BIOGRAPHY regarding backgr. info. I know there's no where of getting THIS partic info, but someone said that sometimes you get clues in these BIO letters. So, Agency's... show more
    Hi, just talking to someone about my adoption & finding more info like her name & what she looked like. I Do have a letter of MY BIOGRAPHY regarding backgr. info. I know there's no where of getting THIS partic info, but someone said that sometimes you get clues in these BIO letters. So, Agency's letter states name of her High School. I think this is a clue. Typed in her LAST Name (Don't have her 1st I know her LAST b/c when I was adopted I had my last name changed to my adoptive family). I tried doing a people search, but I need to have a 1ST Name. So, Would anyone know how I can find her 1st Name? Would having the name of her High School could be used as a clue? Like I said I Do have the name of her High School. Please let know. I'm open to any suggestions.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • I did 23andMe DNA test. I have over 1,000 relatives in the system. How do I find out how they are related to me and which part of the family?

    Best answer: For the overall testing using Autosomal DNA they really can't tell you what family lines the people showing up as relatives are related to you. They even can't tell you what side of the family they are on but if you make contact with them then you can share information with each other and you probably... show more
    Best answer: For the overall testing using Autosomal DNA they really can't tell you what family lines the people showing up as relatives are related to you. They even can't tell you what side of the family they are on but if you make contact with them then you can share information with each other and you probably will be able to determine in many cases how you are related to them.

    Autosomal is what most of your DNA is. You got it 50-50 from both parents but not necessarily 25% from each of your 4 grandparents as due to meiosis there usually will be some bias in what you inherited from grandmother and grandfather on both sides of the family and how you inherited that bias will not be how your siblings inherited it unless you have an identical twin. You and your siblings who are not identical twin got different chunks of Autosomal DNA from your parents.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • I&#039;ve just started doing some genealogical research using Ancestry.com, but the penmanship on the records is driving me crazy....?

    I've just started doing some genealogical research using Ancestry.com, but the penmanship on the records is driving me crazy....?

    Best answer: You're going to find writing which is a lot harder than that! And some of it is going to be in Latin as well - it's a nightmare! On most handwritten pages you can click on 'Index' which gives you a computer-generated transcription, but even then, you shouldn't expect it to be perfect. But it... show more
    Best answer: You're going to find writing which is a lot harder than that! And some of it is going to be in Latin as well - it's a nightmare!

    On most handwritten pages you can click on 'Index' which gives you a computer-generated transcription, but even then, you shouldn't expect it to be perfect. But it might help in some cases.
    The index had one of my ancestors listed as God Willystop - he was really 'George Wilstead' - no wonder I couldn't find him!

    There are also online guides to interpreting old handwriting, books in the library or books you can buy.

    One thing I do, which you could try, is look at the rest of the writing on the nearby pages and try to identify letters from other words and names. For example, if there's a name with the first letter you can't read, like ?atherine it's obvious that the ? is a C or a K. If it's ?illiam, your ? is going to be a W. Look further than the one name you really want.

    Good luck!
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • How reliable are the DNA kits that are available on the market?

    Best answer: With the information you provided, I would say that your test is very reliable. Ireland and England was invaded my Vikings so it is reasonable that you have some ancestry that is Scandinavian.
    Best answer: With the information you provided, I would say that your test is very reliable. Ireland and England was invaded my Vikings so it is reasonable that you have some ancestry that is Scandinavian.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • How far back can you trace your family tree?

    Best answer: I haven't seen the book in 20 years, however my father has a history of his side of the family dating back to about 800. Kind of sketchy that far back with who begat whom and what not, but the line was absolutely traced back to a Welshman of some importance. It was complete up to about 1940 or 1950, the last... show more
    Best answer: I haven't seen the book in 20 years, however my father has a history of his side of the family dating back to about 800. Kind of sketchy that far back with who begat whom and what not, but the line was absolutely traced back to a Welshman of some importance. It was complete up to about 1940 or 1950, the last close entry was his maternal grandmother. That's about all I remember of it. The cover of the book was the family coat of arms.

    My mothers side was more difficult, it runs back to the 1700's is all. Her family roots were Polish. The problem was that many Polish immigrants took on new names when they came to the US, mostly due to Americans not being able to understand them, and it is hard to connect the new names to the original Polish. The line is solid from the mid 1800's, but lots of holes before that.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • How do I find somebody on the internet?

    I am looking for 2 people one of which i know first and last name and a school they used to go to. The other I know last name occupation and town they live in. How do I find them
    I am looking for 2 people one of which i know first and last name and a school they used to go to. The other I know last name occupation and town they live in. How do I find them
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • Should you take an ancestry test if you re adopted?

    I m adopted, and neither I or my parents have any idea who my birth parents were, so I have no idea what my ancestry was. Some people say I look latina or Asian, but I don t really have any clue. Should I take an ancestry test? They seem to be pretty pricey, and I m worried my parents would tell me it s a waste of... show more
    I m adopted, and neither I or my parents have any idea who my birth parents were, so I have no idea what my ancestry was. Some people say I look latina or Asian, but I don t really have any clue. Should I take an ancestry test? They seem to be pretty pricey, and I m worried my parents would tell me it s a waste of money. I hate it when people ask me what I am, because I have no clue. And I don t know if an ancestry test is going to do anything in terms of finding my biological parents, because I wouldn t know where to start looking, we don t even know which hospital I was born in. Would it be worth it to take an ancestry test?
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • How can you find out who your great grandparents were when your grandparent is deceased and was dumped as an orphan(apparently)?

    It's driving me insane, I want to know my full ancestry but there is so much secrecy and lies. I want to know who my great grandparents were and also some great grandparents on the other side but one side as banned me from knowing because one of them at least from stories was abusive and cruel to their family,... show more
    It's driving me insane, I want to know my full ancestry but there is so much secrecy and lies. I want to know who my great grandparents were and also some great grandparents on the other side but one side as banned me from knowing because one of them at least from stories was abusive and cruel to their family, if he's still alive he'd be in his 90-100's so unlikely to be alive but still I'd just want a glimpse or photo and information like lifestyle, occupation, blood type, genetic race and illnesses etc not to form a bond. Also is it possible to know for certain that someone from the 1800's is 100 percent your ancestor or if it's just something made up?
    5 answers · 6 days ago