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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Living DNA Problems
« on: Friday 18 September 20 16:21 BST (UK)  »
Uploaded my DNA profile and while slow the matches have appeared. The 2 closest are not on other DNA sites. However, there are many fewer matches than on other sites.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Connection
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 08:23 BST (UK)  »
I got a similar match, albeit without much of a tree. Looking at shared matches can help you narrow down the likely connections.  And considering the age of individuals can eliminate some of the relationship possibilities.

On this basis my unexpected 339 cM match can only be a half 1st cousin but people may not be aware of certain events in their family history.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: New ethnicity splits on Ancestry
« on: Friday 11 September 20 13:54 BST (UK)  »
I've now got 20% Scottish and 3% Welsh with the split. This is hard to reconcile with what I know of my ancestry over the past 500 years with no ancestor identified from North of Birmingham/Walsall!

In contrast myHeritage has me as 36.4% Scandanavian cf Ancestry's 3% Swedish



My wife has gone from 97% English and 3% Swedish to 82% and 10% with 8% Scottish appearing from nowhere

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: New ethnicity splits on Ancestry
« on: Wednesday 09 September 20 08:05 BST (UK)  »
I see it also splits out Welsh from English/Northern Europe

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Kent / Re: James SMITH (1850-1911) of Deptford- census locations 1891-1911?
« on: Thursday 03 September 20 20:04 BST (UK)  »
Thanks both. that's the right man, both father and grandfather (also James Smith) were builders and the executors of his will include his elder brother. For some reason Ancestry's probate search wasn't showing me the probate entry.

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Kent / Re: James SMITH (1850-1911) of Deptford- census locations 1891-1911?
« on: Thursday 03 September 20 16:14 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to fill incomplete data in the family and haven't tried ordering a death certificate, presumably the death registered in Greenwich in q4 1911, because it would be so easy to get the wrong certificate with such a common name.

The 1911 census entry, a dock labourer living in a Salvation Army hostel in Westminster seems unlikely since the family had been builders in Deptford for most of the 19th century and all appeared to stay in the area. His grandfather's 1895 will makes no mention of his grandson James.

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Kent / James SMITH (1850-1911) of Deptford- census locations 1891-1911?
« on: Thursday 03 September 20 14:20 BST (UK)  »
James Smith was a carpenter from Deptford, the son of James Smith and Sarah Carpenter who was living with his parents at least until the 1881 census. Although he was buried in the family tomb at Brockley Cemetery in November 1911 I cannot locate him after 1881. I have found no evidence for a marriage.

Any information would be appreciated

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: 2nd cousin
« on: Sunday 23 August 20 08:19 BST (UK)  »
Two of my closest matches, an uncle and niece, are 339 and 167 cM. These are only explicable as their being my half-1C and half-1C 1 removed.

Their father/grandfather's birth in 1915 was twice registered late, firstly in 1918 under the mother's name and then in 1950 under her husband's name.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA match
« on: Monday 17 August 20 15:33 BST (UK)  »
You can also use the notes facility. I've used this to indicate where connections may lie based on the shared matches that the system identifies.

Even then it is not always possible to identify the connection although respondents agree with the connection being via a specific set of ancestors

Unfortunately non-replies appear commonplace

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