• How do i start searching for my grandmother?

    Best answer: Fist you need a name, ask your mother who should know, if not you will have to purchase a copy of your fathers birth certificate, which will tell you her name, then depending on where in the world you live and if that country has an index of bmd records you look on their to find when and where she was born.......... show more
    Best answer: Fist you need a name, ask your mother who should know, if not you will have to purchase a copy of your fathers birth certificate, which will tell you her name, then depending on where in the world you live and if that country has an index of bmd records you look on their to find when and where she was born....... if she is alive then it will be difficult to find ger as living people have privacy rights so their records are not available apart from if they advertise themselves such as on social media ir are careless with their information such as putting their name /address in the phone directory or are on the electoral roll
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are Ancestry DNA tests a scam?

    Best answer: There is a lot they don't explain in the ads and promotions for the tests. For the overall ancestral testing they use Autosomal DNA along with the X. Autosomal is what most of your DNA is. 44 of your 46 chromosomes are Autosomal. You got it 50-50 from both parents but not 25% from each of your 4... show more
    Best answer: There is a lot they don't explain in the ads and promotions for the tests. For the overall ancestral testing they use Autosomal DNA along with the X. Autosomal is what most of your DNA is. 44 of your 46 chromosomes are Autosomal. You got it 50-50 from both parents but not 25% from each of your 4 grandparents. The reason why when your parents passed on the Autosomal DNA from their parents to you it went through "meoisis" where it was randomly jumbled and recombined. So while you got 50% from your mother 's side and 50% from your father's, there will be some bias in what you inherited from grandmother and grandfather on both sides of the family. How you inherited that bias will not be how your siblings inherited it unless you have an identical twin. You and your full siblings who are not identical twins got different chunks of Autosomal DNA from your parents. That means if you and a full sibling who is not an identical twins took the same tests from the same company at the same time, the results will not be exact. Understand, "meoisis" has been going on in your ancestry from the beginning and that means you can have the ancestry but not the DNA from that ancestry but your brothers or sister can have the DNA.

    Also if you are tested by different companies, the results will vary as with this type of testing as the only thing companies can do is match you with population groups in their database and they each have their own database of population groups. We get asked question about which is the best company to use. Well it is the one that has the population groups that best match your ancestry and there is no way we or even you can know that. If you knew that much, why take the test? It has been reported if you are tested by a company and go back sometime later and have them retest you, by that they have received more population groups that can alter your picture..

    The real value of genealogy DNA testing is if you are into traditional genealogy work using documents/records and if the company you choose has tested cousins of your (going back about 5 of 6 generations with autosomal), and they notify you of those cousins and you make contact with them and they are also into traditional genealogy work, you can collaborate information with them.. They might have discovered ancestors and records you haven't and you might have discovered records and ancestors they haven't.

    http://genetics.thetech.org/ask-a-geneticist/same-parents-different-ancestry

    You might have to cut and paste the link and put it into your browser.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • Anyone taken an ancestry DNA test?

    What results did you expect? And what were the actual results?
    What results did you expect? And what were the actual results?
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • What nationality is the surname de Guzman?

    Best answer: It is Spanish.
    Due to many Spaniards migrating to Latin-America, many Latinos now have the surname.
    Also many Fillipipinos also have the surname too as Spaniards also migrated there.
    Best answer: It is Spanish.
    Due to many Spaniards migrating to Latin-America, many Latinos now have the surname.
    Also many Fillipipinos also have the surname too as Spaniards also migrated there.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • What relation is my cousin's child to me? Would that be my 2nd cousin?

    Best answer: First cousin once removed. The “once removed” is generational
    Best answer: First cousin once removed. The “once removed” is generational
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is lee a common oriental surname?

    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What relation are they to me?

    My mom had a first cousin named Shirley , I know Shirley is my first cousin once removed. Would her child also be my first cousin once removed, twice removed or a second cousin.
    My mom had a first cousin named Shirley , I know Shirley is my first cousin once removed. Would her child also be my first cousin once removed, twice removed or a second cousin.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do I have British Isles ancestry?

    I’m Puerto Rican (American) and most of my ancestry comes from Europe with the most being Spain & Italy but then I have 10 percent Great Britain/Ireland! Can you give me a theory or explanation on where that came from and does that mean I have Anglo or English ancestry?
    I’m Puerto Rican (American) and most of my ancestry comes from Europe with the most being Spain & Italy but then I have 10 percent Great Britain/Ireland! Can you give me a theory or explanation on where that came from and does that mean I have Anglo or English ancestry?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Anyone here taken an ancestry DNA test?

    Did your ancestry show why you expected it to, or did you get any surprises?
    Did your ancestry show why you expected it to, or did you get any surprises?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would my ancestor have considered herself Greek or Italian?

    I'm from the U.K., and my family is predominantly native English, but from genealogical research I've been conducting I've discovered my third-great grandmother was born and raised on the island of Corfu, and then married my third-great grandfather, a British army officer, and moved to England (around... show more
    I'm from the U.K., and my family is predominantly native English, but from genealogical research I've been conducting I've discovered my third-great grandmother was born and raised on the island of Corfu, and then married my third-great grandfather, a British army officer, and moved to England (around mid-1800s). The thing is is that although she was born in Greece, her name was Italian in origin (Filomena Patti). After a bit of Google research, I discovered Italians had colonized Corfu between the 13th and 18th centuries, and their settlers eventually became known as Corfiot Italians. Would Corfiot Italians in the 1800s have thought of themselves as Greek or Italian? Presumably they would've been ethnically Italian, but what about culturally?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Who is my 2nd-great grandfather's sister's son's daughter to me?

    2nd great-grandfather is John John's sister is Anna Anna marries, and has a son. That son then marries, and has a daughter. Who is the daughter to me?
    2nd great-grandfather is John John's sister is Anna Anna marries, and has a son. That son then marries, and has a daughter. Who is the daughter to me?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is the origin of the name Juarez in Zacatecas, Mexico?

    My boyfriends last name is Juarez and his family is from Zacatecas going back many generations. How did his family end up getting the last name Juarez? I know so many have that last name especially northern Mexico and the southwest and it costs to do a family history search, but any ideas will be helpful. I... show more
    My boyfriends last name is Juarez and his family is from Zacatecas going back many generations. How did his family end up getting the last name Juarez? I know so many have that last name especially northern Mexico and the southwest and it costs to do a family history search, but any ideas will be helpful. I understand families have names sometimes due to being enslaved or working for or intermarrying with Spaniards.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where did this ethnicity come from?

    Best answer: More likely Iberian, since the Arab conquest and rule of much of Iberia 780 to 1492
    Best answer: More likely Iberian, since the Arab conquest and rule of much of Iberia 780 to 1492
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is the surname Boyle, Irish or Scottish?

    8 answers · 4 weeks ago