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 Post subject: Ancestral origins map...
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:05 pm 
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I got my genetic ancestral origins map yesterday, it's really neat! :)

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Confirmed most of what I was told- but I didn't know I had some Turkish (asia minor) ancestry.

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And I also had some unexpected genetic traces from east Asia (probably from the origins of Native Americans that crossed the Bering Strait land bridge during the ice ages.)

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And here I was expecting something more along the lines of this:
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Krom wrote:
And here I was expecting something more along the lines of this:
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Nope. Pretty sure that one is you and slick. :P

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Where did you go to get your information NS?

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Where did you go to get your information NS?


Family Tree DNA. https://www.familytreedna.com

I was very curious what my results were- so I ordered a test kit. It got great reviews and was actually cheaper than Ancestry.com or 23 And Me.

The "Family Finder" option is $89 and takes about three months for them to process and give you your results.

You don't only get your ancestry map but other features like finding lots of people you've never heard of that're related to you.

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I was wondering if there was a better place to find out family history than Ancestry.com. Even though they claim that they're not owned by the Mormons, the company seems a little too conveniently placed right in the middle of Utah. I might just try out your site. I'm curious about my family history too. All of my grandparents are dead now and the kicker is that when they were alive, I was too young and arrogant to pay attention to what I considered their old fuddy duddy family history stories. Now I wish I had. All I know is that there is a some German and British in my background and my husband has a lot of Swedish,British and German ancestry.

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Any other Native American origin Descent players out there? ;)

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I was wondering if there was a better place to find out family history than Ancestry.com. Even though they claim that they're not owned by the Mormons, the company seems a little too conveniently placed right in the middle of Utah. I might just try out your site. I'm curious about my family history too. All of my grandparents are dead now and the kicker is that when they were alive, I was too young and arrogant to pay attention to what I considered their old fuddy duddy family history stories. Now I wish I had. All I know is that there is a some German and British in my background and my husband has a lot of Swedish,British and German ancestry.


BTW, TC! They're having another sale! Image

https://www.familytreedna.com/

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You know...

Elizabeth Warren did claim to have Native American ancestry...she could put all doubts to rest if she had one of these tests done. Why doesn't she? ;)

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It is possible she already has, and hasn't published the results, or that she knows through other means (e.g. genealogical records). I'm not even sure it isn't public knowledge - I suspect the point is more how much bearing it should have on anything. e.g. I have some Maori ancestry (native people of New Zealand), but it's a shade under 10%, and I don't look Maori or have much involvement with Maori culture, so I would feel like kind of a fraud if I claimed to be one.


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Sirius wrote:
It is possible she already has, and hasn't published the results, or that she knows through other means (e.g. genealogical records). I'm not even sure it isn't public knowledge - I suspect the point is more how much bearing it should have on anything. e.g. I have some Maori ancestry (native people of New Zealand), but it's a shade under 10%, and I don't look Maori or have much involvement with Maori culture, so I would feel like kind of a fraud if I claimed to be one.


She did claim ancestry to get minority status in the universities/law schools she attended it seems. Perhaps I should have as well.

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