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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Different cM between mather & daughter matches
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 18:01 BST (UK)  »
I've had this happen on one of my matches. I think it means you're also related to the daughter on her father's side as well as her mother's. Can't think of any other explanation.


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: oddity
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 01:46 BST (UK)  »
This is something that can happen.

My sister and I have both been tested so naturally match at 2597cM. We share most of our stronger matches but there's someone who matches to her at 140cM but doesn't match to me.

It's just the roll of the genetic dice.


England / Firefighter records Somerset 1920's
« on: Saturday 27 July 19 13:13 BST (UK)  »
Someone I match to quite strongly on AncestryDNA, 217cM, has an unknown grandfather whose father was said to have been a fireman in Bridgewater, Somerset, during the early 1920's. Does anyone know if there are any public records of who was employed by the fire brigade around that time?

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: ancestryDNA​ new (at least, to me) features
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 14:59 BST (UK)  »
I'd stay well clear of anyone who's got 36,000 names in their tree.

To paraphrase Star Trek, "It's genealogy Jim, but not as we know it"  :) :)

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: y-DNA matches with different Haplogroups
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 22:47 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Kate,

thanks for your reply and welcome to Rootschat  ;D

Unfortunately I think the partial overlap in our ancestral names is purely coincidental.
Most of the 9 men who match my cousin's yDNA are in the States, the ones who can trace back far enough all go back to the Borders area of south east Scotland, which is where the man I suspect is my g-grandfather came from, although his surname doesn't march any of them. Also as far as I know Forester/Forrest and Dick tend to be Scottish while Forster and Dicks are English.

If you haven't already looked you might find something about your Forsters in the Suffolk forum.

Good luck with your research.


Armed Forces / Re: William Henry Carroll WW1 Gassed?
« on: Monday 27 November 17 23:16 GMT (UK)  »
Max - thanks for the info, seems unlikely that I'll get much further but at least I know a bit more.

BSB - glad to see Sinann was able to help you.

Armed Forces / William Henry Carroll WW1 Gassed?
« on: Thursday 23 November 17 01:28 GMT (UK)  »
Family lore has it that my partner's great grandfather William Henry Carroll was seriously disabled after being gassed in WW1, though it didn't stop him from fathering her granddad in 1919. He was born in London c1878, he's in the 1891 census living in Bethnal Green aged 13.

I haven't found any trace of him in the Ancestry military records, so presume his army record was lost in the WW2 bombing. I have found a record on Findmypast in the Silver War Badge Roll record set which looks like it could well be him. If this is him I'd like to find the number of his Company in the Army Service Corps so I can look at the War Diaries held by the National Archives. I'm not very well versed on military records so am wondering if anyone can think of anywhere else to look.

Shropshire / Re: Location of The Common, Madeley, Shropshire
« on: Monday 12 June 17 18:17 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the links chempat.

The maps are interesting in themselves but I can't find the common on them, maybe it had gone by then.

A number of cousins are having a family reunion in Madeley next weekend, I'll enquire locally.

Shropshire / Location of The Common, Madeley, Shropshire
« on: Friday 09 June 17 19:36 BST (UK)  »
My 5G grandad Peter Danks of Madeley was fined 1d & 3d in 1716 and 1717 for keeping sheep on the common.

I've looked at a couple of modern maps but the green spaces don't seem to be annotated. Does anyone know where the common was and if it's still there?

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