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Offline Bearnan

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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 18 February 17 13:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi Liz,
Thanks for that info, something for us to bear in mind. Our g.g.grandmother was Irish and we don't have a clue where she came from etc., despite having lots of help.

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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 18 February 17 15:31 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to jump in here but I disagree with the previous advice given.

If both you and your sister test the results will not necessarily be similar. this is because the 50% of genes you inherit from each parent is at random and the 50% your sister inherited form each of your parents may be very similar to your own but it could also be quite different and so for that reason it may well be worthwhile both of you testing.
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)

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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 18 February 17 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

davidft is of course completely correct in what he says and I'm sorry if my post was misleading.  I wrote it solely in the context of (what I understood to be) the aims of The Living DNA test which are different from FTDNA or 23andme etc.  Whereas testing with them was to try and find matches that could confirm (or reject) my paper trails, my reason for testing with Living DNA was because of its more specific ancestral locations. 

Debbie Kennett's blogs are excellent - Falkyrn has linked to them earlier in this thread.  I would expect two siblings to share the same 'Ancestry Map' surely?

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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 18 February 17 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi, yes I was referring to the Living DNA test alone. My sister took one with Ancestry and I did not.
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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 18 February 17 19:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Yes I was referring to the Living DNA test too and why it could be worth you both testing. If you read the blog referred to above you will see how bits of inheritance drop out from generation to generation and siblings do not necessarily inherit the same or simpler inheritance from their parents and so they could have quite different "Ancestry" inheritance maps
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)

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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 18 February 17 20:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi,  thanks for that information something for us to think over. I suppose what we would really like to find out is if this test could narrow down a bit where in Ireland our g.g.grandmother Mary came from..........not that we are desperate  >:(
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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 19 February 17 10:20 GMT (UK) »
I agree with David. I've just transferred my ancestrydna results to ftdna for more matches now they are accepting autosomal transfer again. Just found a match which links my brothers daughter to another brother's son. I recognise the matches name from the one sister in laws tree.Can't wait for the 2 sister in laws results to come out! Hopefully on the same page of matches!

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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #16 on: Monday 20 February 17 23:39 GMT (UK) »
Here's a very good explanation of why the ethnicity results of siblings will vary:

http://lisalouisecooke.com/2016/02/dna-ethnicity-percentages-may-vary/

I can attest that my sister and I have quite different ethnicity breakdowns from FTDNA, although taken as a whole we are both largely "Western Europe" as expected.

This may not necessarily apply to Living DNA as they have taken a different approach to the UK and (upcoming) Republic of Ireland databases than other providers.

I am looking forward to getting Living DNA assessments for my two uncles (in lieu of my parents) but will wait for the ability to transfer data as I already have y-DNA and mtDNA results for them and don't need those again.


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Re: Living DNA
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 21 February 17 18:25 GMT (UK) »
yes I won't be getting too many done at livingdna, gonna wait for autosomal transfer but may get 1 brother to test.