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https://genetics.thetech.org/ask-a-geneticist/range-shared-dna-between-relatives

This is not something I understand myself, but this seems like a good explanation.

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A grandparent/grandchild can have a 12.5-33.8% (centimorgan) range and half-siblings can range from 11.2-30.4%. Your 16% is reasonable with any of them!

All of this is one reason that the relationship a company assigns you should be taken with a grain of salt. They are doing the best they can with the data but there is a lot of slop in assigning relationships.

For example, my half-sister and I came out embarrassingly as grandfather/granddaughter. This makes some sense as both sets of relatives share around 25% of their DNA. But we could also have easily been called as uncle/niece.

And my example is with DNA that fits closely with the average amount these relatives share. Yours is even trickier.

The 16% is actually between an uncle/nephew and first cousins meaning either could be right. Or of course neither could be right too. This is why it is sometimes important to include other data or relatives to confirm a relationship.

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I was looking through Etsy for things I don't need to buy, when I came across this painting.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1090295232/a-silhouetteportrait-miniature-of-a?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=miniature+painting&ref=sr_gallery-1-32&organic_search_click=1

To my totally inexpert eye, it looks like an amateur piece. It's named, but unfortunately that part is badly damaged. It's something like Elizabeth E*ton and then gives the years she was born and died.

I don't know if it's from the UK, the person currently selling it is in the UK.

Thought there was a slight chance this might be of interest to someone who sees this website.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Deceptive TV😠
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 12:15 BST (UK)  »
I know what you mean. Over the years, I've increasingly noticed little things like this on TV programmes. I sort of understand why it happens, they've got to provide some sort of visual backdrop for the information they are presenting. So they go for whatever looks the most eye-catching.

I barely watch TV anymore because of how much 'fluff' is in documentaries.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place of Birth
« on: Saturday 02 October 21 21:54 BST (UK)  »
Also a mention of a Witford Bridge near Melton.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place of Birth
« on: Saturday 02 October 21 21:52 BST (UK)  »
The newspapers have a few mentions of a Witford Lodge, near Melton in Suffolk.

Also there is a mention of a Witford in Suffolk, petitioning against the Corn Laws in 1827.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place of Birth
« on: Saturday 02 October 21 21:44 BST (UK)  »
I've checked the newspapers and I can't find mention of either a Warmond in Suffolk or a Starmond.

Of course, it is possible that one of these exists and was just never mentioned, but it seems unlikely.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« on: Thursday 30 September 21 09:40 BST (UK)  »
I think it's something like

Lovely babe I welcome thee

Blank with thy life and blank be

I've also tried looking for something similar but with no success.

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Thank you for the help everyone.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Tellow or Tetlow, also what is the extra word?
« on: Thursday 23 September 21 23:40 BST (UK)  »
Hello,

I am looking at a marriage record for the 11 May 1708 for John Pickles and Susan Somebody. It's either Tellow or Tetlow, but I'm not sure.

Also, what is the word at the end of the line? The one that looks a bit like nozzle?

Thank you

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