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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / DNA test vs the Paper Trail.
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 05:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,
I hope that someone may be able to shed a little light on my DNA results. I have worked on my family tree for more than a decade now, and have found nothing outside of the United Kingdom as far as the paper trail goes.
Though, My DNA results through Ancestry tell me that I have 50 % European West DNA. I then had my mother tested, who returned a result of 70% European West in her own DNA. I have traced back as far as the early 1700's and even beyond on my mother's line ,with nothing to suggest we have any connection with Europe.
I know very little in understanding the DNA tests in depth, but was hoping someone may be able to help me understand, why I would have such strong DNA results with nothing appearing on the paper trail?

Any help would be so greatly appreciated,
Thanks, Bek

Thanks so much in Advance, Bek

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: dna results
« on: Tuesday 01 November 16 07:51 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks all for your replies.

I have watched the videos and read the Estimates in full when I first received my results, I guess it will just be that the European West lines are beyond the papertrail, but I will keep on the hunt!

bther: No, I have no royalty lines in my tree - but Im sure that does explain things for a lot of people :)

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / dna results
« on: Tuesday 25 October 16 13:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

Im hoping there are a few people on here who know a little more about the dna testing than myself and are able to help.

I just got my results back, 50% European  West, 31% Irish 12%Great Britain - (with a small percentage of 4 other traces).
Now all my research so far, going back on some lines into the 1500's, i have English  ancestors right through, with the odd irish/welsh/Scotsman. I'm saying about 90% English so far on my tree.
The results have definitely thrown me, as there are certainly no links to abroad... i might add too my dads side are all quite darker skinned /toned and certainly not typically -british' looking. I myself am very very olive with dark features.i was hoping dna may have given a clue to that...

 Is it just that the European West is so far back i wont discover it? Or with it being such a great number  (50%!) Is it likely there is something i have missed closer home?
I would love anyones thoughts :)

Occupation Interests / Re: Military Ornament Maker
« on: Monday 19 September 16 07:41 BST (UK)  »
Thank you both for the above info, in comparison with other family member occupations, it has been hard one to track down with any specific information! :)

Occupation Interests / Military Ornament Maker
« on: Friday 16 September 16 11:52 BST (UK)  »
Hi all, I have been researching one of my ancestors, (who lived in Walsall, Staffordhsire) that in 1861 and 1871 recorded his occupation as a Military Ornament Maker. I have tried endlessly to find information on this particular occupation, and drawing a blank.
Id really love to learn some more about it, so was hoping perhaps someone on here may know a little bit about it. I would be grateful for any insight :)

Hi everyone,

I have spent quite a few years now going back and forth hoping to finding this marriage record using various sources. I know there does come a point in family lines where it does become a dead end via internet researching, but this particular couple I would really like to find an answer to (if there is one out there!).

Elizabeth Froggatt (born 1734, Alrewas) and George Gough (birth abt 1720) presumably would have married circa 1752 when their only son , William, was born (Alrewas 1752).
I was lucky enough to find a copy of George's will, which always refers to his wife as 'reputed' and William as his 'reputed' son  ???

I have yet to even find a marriage through countless searches that may hint at being theirs.
I have widened my search outside of Staffordshire and even England Also, with no luck.
George's birth was recorded as 'about 1720' on his will, so I have no definate birth or birthplace for him that may indicate another area to look closer at either.

I've come to realise this one may just remain a mystery, but if anyone out there by chance find anything for this couple, I would really appreciate it  :)

Shropshire / Re: Jane WILLIAMS or HEATH? Marriage to James Lowe
« on: Saturday 04 June 16 02:43 BST (UK)  »
Thank you both so much for this find.

Unfortunately I cant find the 1823 marriage in my searches using the subscriptions I have access too, but I can see it come up on the findmypast search engine which needs a subscription to view.

It looks like this may have solved the puzzle, pending a possible death record for Joseph which I will also look for.

Thank you once again :)

Shropshire / Jane WILLIAMS or HEATH? Marriage to James Lowe
« on: Friday 03 June 16 08:37 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have a little bit of a puzzle regarding my ancestor Jane WILLIAMS/HEATH that i hope to try and clear up.

On her daughters birth certificate (Jane LOWE (jnr) 1841, Lilleshall SHROPSHIRE) her parents are stated as James LOWE and Jane Lowe formerly WILLIAMS.

I have managed to locate a marriage for a James Lowe, but to a Jane HEATH in WELLINGTON Shropshire in 1827, The eldest daughter was born in 1827 (Baptised in St.George Shrewsbury Shropshire) So the dates/place do seem to add up, and is the only marriage I can find for a James Lowe and Jane.
I thought perhaps she was married previously, and have used the Williams and Heath Surnames to try and see if that was the case also, but with no luck.

I also searched for a Jane Heath, in Birth Records (She records her year of birth as 1804, 1806 and 1808  and different places of birth also : Muxton, Lilleshall and Wrockwardine Wood - Shropshire) and have found no one to match her there either. Though there are multiple Jane Williams in Shropshire.

I hope this makes sense - its all a bit puzzling! The whole family in general over 3 generations have been a little hard to put together for various reasons and seem to be a little evasive...
I thought perhaps a fresh set of eyes may be able to help - as Ive been working on this part of the family for quite some time.

Thank you in advance :)

Shropshire Lookup Requests / Re: James Lowe Family 1847
« on: Friday 27 May 16 09:23 BST (UK)  »
Hi Maddie,
I am also researching the Lowes from Lileshall, James Lowe (1800) is my 4x great grandfather (his daughter Jane being my ancestor)
I've discovered a few of James and Jane's 'children' on later census records are actually grandchildren, although recorded as son etc,  and some BMD records have been a bit hit and miss/hard to find with the children.
i.e William B Lowe (1864) is actually Jane's son, George (1858) is also Dinah's son.
Isaac and John are also likely not theres given the years of there birth, but I haven't been able to figure that puzzle out yet!
Bek  :D

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