• Is ancestry dna a scam?

    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is it so hard for black people to research their genealogy?

    I recently took the ancestry dna test and discovered that I had three or four second cousins that I didn't even know about! besides slavery and not being listed as citizens why can't African Americans find out more information about our genealogy?
    I recently took the ancestry dna test and discovered that I had three or four second cousins that I didn't even know about! besides slavery and not being listed as citizens why can't African Americans find out more information about our genealogy?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • 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 · 3 days 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 · 4 days ago
  • Is this what a spaniard ( without black or native american ancestry ) look like?

    Is this what a spaniard ( without black or native american ancestry ) look like?

    Best answer: She could be Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, any of the countries that used to be Yugoslavia, Afghan, Persian, Pakistani, Indian, ... You can't tell ancestry from appearance, beyond broad racial groupings, unless the person in question is from an ethnic group that usually marries within itself. I suspect there... show more
    Best answer: She could be Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, any of the countries that used to be Yugoslavia, Afghan, Persian, Pakistani, Indian, ... You can't tell ancestry from appearance, beyond broad racial groupings, unless the person in question is from an ethnic group that usually marries within itself. I suspect there are coffee shop wait-staff in South Africa that can tell Boer from English and half a dozen tribes of black people, and greet them all in the proper language. People in Europe have intermarried for centuries. I asked our waitress in a Mexican restaurant how she knew when to use Spanish and when to use English. She said you could tell from looks, except the Assyrians threw her off. (We have quite the colony of them here, and they like carne asada burritos as well as the next person.)
    5 answers · 1 day 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 · 4 days 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.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • I did 23andMe. How do I know if the results are true or just a game like having my palms reaed?

    Best answer: Well, you could send in an animal DNA and see what results come back.

    They use different markers for animals and humans so if you sent in a dog dna and ask for a human genotype gets, you should get wild type results for every marker tested.
    Best answer: Well, you could send in an animal DNA and see what results come back.

    They use different markers for animals and humans so if you sent in a dog dna and ask for a human genotype gets, you should get wild type results for every marker tested.
    4 answers · 2 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 · 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
    6 answers · 4 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 · 6 days ago
  • What does ancestry.com do with your DNA?

    Best answer: Anything they want to do, it is a company who is making money and have considerable data about you including name/address/financial and your DNA so like anything else you give to a website you give permission /give away your information for them to use, sell and make money from it
    Best answer: Anything they want to do, it is a company who is making money and have considerable data about you including name/address/financial and your DNA so like anything else you give to a website you give permission /give away your information for them to use, sell and make money from it
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do I find ancestry records from Ireland from the early 1800's?

    Best answer: Depends on what you are looking for, which village, townland, country, the religion of the people you are looking for. There are no civil records in the early 1800 simply as civil recording was not started, so you are looking at parish records and I need to know where in Ireland before I can advise you... NOTE:... show more
    Best answer: Depends on what you are looking for, which village, townland, country, the religion of the people you are looking for.
    There are no civil records in the early 1800 simply as civil recording was not started, so you are looking at parish records and I need to know where in Ireland before I can advise you...

    NOTE: There are MANY Irish records available and many are scanned and online AND FREE. But you do need a starting point so just having a name and Ireland you will still be looking in 10 yrs time. Tell me what you have I will try to help.
    4 answers · 3 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 · 5 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 · 7 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 · 1 week 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 · 1 week ago