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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA Query
« on: Today at 14:14 »
Many thanks!
I should add that you will be able to see his kit, DNA matches and ethnicity report from your own account - you will have a dropdown box that will allow you to select whichever kit you want to view. You will also be able to look at people's profiles and see if they are DNA matches to whichever kits you manage or have access to as contributor or viewer.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA Query
« on: Today at 13:08 »

I have already had a DNA test done with Ancestry and have an account with them and now my husband is thinking of having his DNA test done. Does anyone know if he needs his own ancestry membership or can I add his test results to my account?

Yes he will need his own account initially, he needs to agree to the terms when you register the kit. However after this, he (or you with his permission) can go into his account and make your username the manager of the kit so you can send messages to matches, add groups, notes etc., do anything except download the DNA.

Reminder last day of sale today.

Just a reminder that Ancestry DNA is 20% off i.e. £59 + P&P until the end of today 11:59 BST

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« on: Thursday 06 August 20 14:24 BST (UK)  »
Just had a new common ancestor pop up at just over 7 cM. And have verified it is likely 'real' because I have access to other cousins DNA related to this same branch which they both also match. Sorry but I simply don't believe there is a honest reason for these removals, to 'help' us, other than, by, as Roberta Estes found of DNA Explained, was carefully hidden in the middle of the white paper, ' Storage' issues ::). As has also been pointed out in other forums, a lot of Ancestry matches are artificially reduced in size using the Timber algorithm, because Ancestry has determined you have common ancestors in highly endogamous populations i.e. Ashkenazi Jews, Amish etc. (probably often, wrongly), so the argument against many of the sub 8cM matches may be bogus from the beginning.

The Common Room / Re: Army births and baptisms - how get a copy of the original?
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 21:33 BST (UK)  »
If itís a birth registration and youíre wanting the birth certificate, you need to use the GRO order form for Overseas Certificates. This allows free-form text entry in at least one of the fields, and you can enter the regiment there. The cost is £11.00 Ė there is no pdf option.

The GRO information sheet for Overseas certificates is here ...
Thanks Bookbox. I was surprised to see Regimental births baptisms and marriages go back to 1761 and can be ordered through the GRO. I had assumed it would need a visit to the Imperial War Museum or National Archives.

The Common Room / Army births and baptisms - how get a copy of the original?
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 18:29 BST (UK)  »
As per title, does anyone know how one would get a copy of the birth or baptism record as listed on the British Army Births and Baptisms index? You have a date, regiment, volume and page reference for each named entry.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Ancestry DNA on offer! £59 + P&P
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 11:30 BST (UK)  »
For the first time during the Coronavirus crisis, Ancestry DNA is on offer, for £59 per kit + £9.99 standard postage + 1/2 price postage for each subsequent kit

Offer ends Sunday 9th August 23:59 BST

Same thing happens with WW1 papers. I think it's always worth having a look around whatever resource you find.
Service records, yes indeed, on findmypast also they can go on for 10s of pages. I would definitely recommend anyone who has already downloaded the masters or mates' certificates to re-check for documents, as of the few I checked it seemed to be the rule rather than the exception that there were documents related to the person before the actual certificate that Ancestry links to :).

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