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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Yet another mispelling
« on: Friday 11 August 17 14:00 BST (UK)  »
This is the information I have received.

Baptisms, Sunderland District
Record Number: 739731.0
Location: Sunderland
Church: Robinson's Lane Meeting House
Denomination: Presbyterian (Scotch)
21 Sep 1815 Ralph Taylor Anderson, born 12-Sep 1815, third son of Andrew Anderson (mariner, native of Larwick, North Britain) & Mary Taylor (native of Sunderland)

Baptisms, Sunderland District - Record Number: 739221.0
Location: Sunderland
Church: Robinson's Lane Meeting House
Denomination: Presbyterian (Scotch)
24 Oct 1802 Andrew Peter Anderson, born 4-Oct 1802, second son of Peter Anderson (native of Lowick, Orkneys) & Margaret Taylor (native of Sunderland)

I'm assuming Mary/Margaret are the same and that Andrew/Peter have been mixed up too

Clutching at straws but think I'm on the right track

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Yet another mispelling
« on: Friday 11 August 17 13:37 BST (UK)  »
I don't have the physical copies ,only interpreted information paid and sent from Durham Records


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Family History Beginners Board / Yet another mispelling
« on: Friday 11 August 17 11:56 BST (UK)  »
Last week I posted a query about someone being listed as native of "Larwick, North Britain"

This time, on another record, he is native of "Lorwick, Orkneys"

Can I be absolutely certain they are talking about LERWICK, SHETLAND? And that's where he was born?

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Shetland / Re: Shetlanders with "dark hair and swarthy skin"?!
« on: Friday 11 August 17 00:11 BST (UK)  »
Something that people often forget is that the Romans often commented on the 'Britons' being 'dark' in hair eyes and skin (also that the women were attractive and the men liked beards) - and the Spanish roots for the 'black Irish' thing has been shown, genetically, to be a myth, I think about 4 out of 500 survived one armada wreck so those 4 men would have had to have been rather prolific...  ;D

Exactly

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Shetland / Re: Shetlanders with "dark hair and swarthy skin"?!
« on: Thursday 10 August 17 13:18 BST (UK)  »
Chris, I read somewhere though that the genes which result in the classic features of various races can" lie dormant" for want of a better  description, and can appear in later generations.
If true , can you imagine the puzzlement of people in earlier times who would not understand
why a baby seemed to be of a different race. Especially if they had no knowledge of there being a different race in an earlier generation. Try explaining that,what stigma would attach to it when people were so prejudiced. How sad.
As usual I am willing to be corrected.Viktoria.

I think what you are describing is rare. Someone taking DNA from a random ancestor or inheriting a bygone genetic disease... It's one in a million. 

I am talking about how generation after generation the swarthy look has survived. My profile picture of my great great grandad.... I look exactly like him. 

The only explanation is that British women carry the DNA also.

For example, white people don't have Afro-hair genetics, so Afro hair would be quite easily "bred out" in just a few generations.

That's my thinking on it, I could be wrong  :)

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Shetland / Re: Shetlanders with "dark hair and swarthy skin"?!
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 23:50 BST (UK)  »
Interesting stuff but I'm not sure I believe it, let me explain why

A spaniard breeding with a native scot and hundreds of years later his features are still around? Even when a black african mixes with a white, in just a few generations the "blackness" is almost completely gone. They might have a little puffy hair but in general the later generations just look white. Now, in my case, my family has had the swarthy look for hundreds of years. I think this implies that BOTH sets parents carry the DNA. I think it's that good old fashioned Britannia DNA (my theory) Before the celts, before the saxons etc and for this reason the swarthy look has never been "bred out".

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Writing on the back of a portrait
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 22:32 BST (UK)  »
I don't need to as I know who they are and when it was taken, and I am afraid to dismantle the frame as I fear the photo may be stuck behind it and don't want to risk damaging it.
Carol

Fair enough, I was apprehensive also but luckily I have put it back together as good as new

Chris

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Shetland / Re: Shetlanders with "dark hair and swarthy skin"?!
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 22:06 BST (UK)  »
Surely DNA tests specifically amongst these Shetlanders and Iberia have to be the answer? Wider DNA tests of the British population would be helpful to answer the wider questions.

Agreed. Check out my profile pic

Looks more like Michael Corelone to me than a Scot Shetlander but there you go

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Family History Beginners Board / Finding out a persons parents before 1793
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 21:41 BST (UK)  »
His marriage certificate doesn't state his fathers name

Is there any other way? Or is this the end of the road  :(

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