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  She is believed to be planning to run for President in 2020.

Yet again! See previous post.

Bet she ends up not running.

If you cross your fingers behind your back, it's always ok to go back on your word. Unless you have fingers on both hands crossed, in which case you have cancelled things out, and you have to keep your promise.

Even kids in the playground know this.

Apart from the Trump aspect, it is good to get some sort of insight into ethnicity estimates, even if it still does not fully convince me.

Regards Margaret

BIB - well Stephanie Clifford didn't she has just had her case (one of) against him dismissed and has to pay his costs.

Yes Stephanie Clifford is Stormy Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, is the kind of laywer who gives lawyers a bad name in my opinion. I don't think he represents any of his clients well but wouldn't be surprised given his antics if he doesn't run for office sooner or later.

I read Roberta Estes blog this morning, before that I had never heard of Elizabeth Warren.

The article is interesting, as she looks at it from a detached viewpoint and is going to break it down in two separate blog posts.

My usual viewpoint is that ethnicity results can be taken with a pinch of salt, but it obviously means more to some people, and presence or absence of a particular ethnic inheritance becomes vital.

Elizabeth Warren's main reason for making her tests public appears to be the promise of $1,000,000 donation to charity from President Trump, who reportedly refers to her as Pocahontas.

Good luck to her, I hope she gets the money from him, but not holding my breath.

Regards Margaret

I have quoted you in full so that when (if) this finally escapes the moderation procedure (longest delay to date 22 hours) it will be apparent which post it relates to.

Basically she is wasting her time in my opinion. As quite a lot of people who have posted here have previously said this DNA ethnicity malarkey is just a bit of fun and these DNA tests do not prove anything other than what you have in common with some people in randomly self-selected control populations, which in turn are proof of nothing. Indeed I recently read on here, or from a link on here, about a court case in America where some individual is suing The DBE program at the U.S. Department of Transportation because he was denied a grant available to minorities. He submitted his DNA results which said he was Black but these were ignored by the Department hence the law suit.

This is not the original article but gives the story in short

The original story I read had links to other cases where ethnicity DNA cases have come before the courts including the Supreme Court and how the courts have done summersaults and back flips with many conflicting verdicts. Hence why I say she is wasting her time.

As to you never having heard of Elizabeth Warren before she is a Democratic politician who is perennially touted as a Democratic candidate for President but each time someone or something stops her running and given her recent shenanigans during the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings she cannot have improved her chances any (in the interests of balance I say that of quite a few people on both sides of the aisle. Again just my opinion).

Northumberland / Re: John Robson and Elizabeth Pears
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 12:25 BST (UK)  »
Thomas & Elizabeth 20 June 1813,

John, Esther & Mary all baptised 11 Jan 1824 Allendale

I presume this is the daughter
Thomas STOKOE of Hexham Priory & St Andrew to Elizabeth Robson 29 Dec 1836 Allendale

Eliz Robson burial Allendale on Freereg  18 Oct 1850, age 70


Thank you.

Yes that is the family but I did not have Esther for some reason so I will investigate that (Esther was also the name of Elizabeth's mother).

I am not sure of the 1850 death for Elizabeth I have looked at it a few times in the past and drawn a blank, I will try again but she did not leave a will as far as I can see so it is not proving easy.

The Thomas Stokoe marriage to an Elizabeth Robson is a good shout and I shall investigate that too.

Northumberland / John Robson and Elizabeth Pears
« on: Friday 12 October 18 19:24 BST (UK)  »
John Robson and Elizabeth Pears married on 22 July 1810 at Allendale, Northumberland. They had at least four children, Thomas, Elizabeth, John and Mary.

John was born c1785 and died September 1824 aged 39. He was a lead ore miner. Elizabeth was born 1782.

1.   Does anyone know what happened to Elizabeth after Johnís death e.g. possible remarriage and death.
2.   Does anyone have a proven line of descent from this couple ?

Thank you

Northumberland / Re: Marriage Allendale Nevin and Robson
« on: Tuesday 25 September 18 14:19 BST (UK)  »
Hello davft
I am sorry to bother you but regarding Mary Robson who married Matthew Ridley Nevin which you very kindly gave me the marriage details, can you tell me if Mary's parents were John Robson and Hannah Dixon, I am having trouble pinning her down, thank you
Hi Sandy,

Yes they are the correct parents.

I have sent you a PM



Correction to the above two posts.

The Mary Robson who marries Matthew Ridley Nevin was NOT the daughter of John Robson and Hannah Dixon mentioned above. This is confirmed by the will of the above mentioned John Robson.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: mark reynolds 1751 northampton
« on: Tuesday 07 August 18 21:46 BST (UK)  »
How do you know he was born in Northampton?

I have looked and there does not appear to be any Reynolds baptised there at that date

Armed Forces / Re: Fold3 Free Access 6-9 August
« on: Tuesday 07 August 18 19:53 BST (UK)  »
What I don't understand is why when you go to Fold3 and you ask to download a record to Ancestry it says you have to have a tree on Fold3  ??? Surely this is just trying to het you to duplicate your Ancestry tree on Fold3

Durham / Re: Trying to find information on child in grave
« on: Tuesday 07 August 18 19:49 BST (UK)  »
There are two further Collinson children born in South Shields with mmn Thompson in the 1940s - I can see marriages for both of them in South Shields. This would suggest their parents would still be in the area but I haven;t identified anyone as yet (certainly no marriage)

The parents marriage appears to be the 1933 one in Islington (the groom has a fuller name on the marriage than given in the link by barryd from Ancestry)

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