Tuesday, November 1, 2016

updates to research

A quick overview of things I have learned about my family thus far from genealogical research:

  • was contacted by three "adoptees" that I share DNA with but we are still trying to figure out who the parents are
  • realized that many of my branches in the NC/TN area (my father's mom side) is extremely intertwined... meaning that several families married into each other and several cousins married each other
  • found out that my great grandmother was married twice- her first marriage was at a very young age and didn't last long before she married my great grandfather. I am really curious to find out what happened to this first husband
  • broke through a brick wall with my great grandmother Kate Baker- finally figured out her parent was Cornelius Baker...and he was a very known reverend in his area. 
  • also, my aunt's DNA has confirmed a lot!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

...archaic DNA calculations...

Found on Gedmatch.com- the "Archaic DNA Matches" calculator.


My first match... "Segments shown are larger than 5.0 cM and 500 SNPs."

On chromosome #14: (need to click on image to see)

Results of "Segments shown are larger than 1.0 cM and 100 SNPs."

My full archaic DNA calculator results:

...first DNA results...

My first DNA results from Ancestry.com. 

The Western Europe and Great Britain are not surprises. I was not expecting this much percentage of Irish or Scandinavia or any of Italy/Greece... but I have a lot to learn about DNA, human migration etc.  My "trace regions" are not terribly surprising but I want to go further in my research and have been using Gedmatch.com to run various calculations. I will eventually have my DNA tested by a variety of companies to compare results... as well as find more cousins!