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Other Countries / Re: st Kitts how to research HANLEY/ MATTLEY heritage
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 08:52 BST (UK)  »
Well ive got worldwide sub to ancestry had a quick search using Caribbean as a general term

With the Hanley name

Nothingcame up

I.ll try later but it may be a case of using elders knowledge to get a start
The afro carribean genre has a nice cafe and various events including our community radio so ill ask if anyone knows/ knew the Collins MAttLEY or Hanley familiez

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA results & Olive skin
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 02:44 BST (UK)  »
I was very confused by?the Welsh Irish? Definitions.

My mother has Welsh ancestors but no known Irish ones ....

The first ancestry test she had stated 33% Irish when I queried this they told me Irish and Welsh had been lumped together

Now the?definitions include Welsh

Zhen is more English and has also lost her 7% Scandinavian

My tests seem to have half of her significant numbers

And the scottishness from my father is the other half

Leicestershire / Re: need to find 'bastardy records'
« on: Friday 14 September 18 21:05 BST (UK)  »
Also called affiliation orders

What era are you referring to ?

I live not far from records office
Pm me if I can help you

Family History Beginners Board / Re: What relationship? If any
« on: Friday 14 September 18 06:18 BST (UK)  »
Biologically no relation.
  Unless child was conceived when he was on a home visit ..DNA may prove or disprove that

LEGALLY he is the father ..unless stated otherwise. on birth cert ?

check baptism ...father named if known
Also check probate and will the child mentioned

I would add to tree as father but put in notes as maybe not biological

#I know this is an old post but I was searching 'father from Iraq' and it came up
So I thought id add my solution to this situation

 When you find birth father add as alternative father
Or put the legal husband as alternativehusband ....there is an option for this on ancestry

What did you do ?

Many cases non biological father was known as such by all concerned...even if child is brought up by others it could be for other reasons ....was he wounded or ill ?

Were the foster family related in any way ?

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA results & Olive skin
« on: Friday 14 September 18 01:07 BST (UK)  »
I wonder how you lost your 5% Scandinavian? 
I haven't been able to access my updates
Or my mum's but was pleased with the accuracy of her first update which included welsh ...first definition
Contained irish only

 my results reflected  her half of my dna well with 43% scottish coming from my dad I suspect most of my Scandinavian 5% came from him too

My mum's great grandfather was Latvian jewish
..she had 24% eastern European  jewish and I had 13% European jewish which fits perfectly with facts .

But I see a lot of sceptical  posts about accuracy of DNA.

Lanarkshire / Motherwell Family history society event Oct 27th
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 23:18 BST (UK)  »
Hello my Scottish research is not up to date but my 92 year old aunt Glasgow  has recently done DNA so id really like to attend this event and some days visiting graves  museums churches streets inGlasgowarea  Cambuslang  especially

I live in Leicester transport costs are going to be high
Any ideas how to keep costs of stay to a minimum. 

The event itself  very cheap...

The Lighter Side / Re: Most wildly inappropriate Ancestry Hint
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 22:47 BST (UK)  »
Re reply 15

To find your mutual great grandparents for 2nd and 3rd cousins it's actually helpfull to go back and extra generation

Can you identify all 8 of your g GPS rents and compare to theirs

If none in common could be match not string enough .
If there were remarriage  or love children born to one grandparent a 2nd cousins link will come up as 3rd cousin

Does that make sense ...mum and I found her half cousin ...only one grandparent in common so heasy was matched to her around second cousin and to me as a 3rd

Other 3rd cousing matches have been grand children of great aunt you need to list all siblings in each generation helps find matches .

Good luck.

The Lighter Side / Re: WDYTYA? Repeats on BBC2
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 22:00 BST (UK)  »
Thanks nanny Jan ....I think my mum only recorded the judge 1 cos of his Russian connections butmaybe I can watch the series on playback or repeats at someone's house


The Lighter Side / Re: WDYTYA? Repeats on BBC2
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 20:14 BST (UK)  »
Who was after Judge Finder ?

Is that series over ?  What day times ?

I don't have TV but watched it on playback at my mums house

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