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Re: This week's RT DNA article
« Reply #9 on: Friday 30 November 18 18:16 GMT (UK) »
Its a pretty straightforward Q & A about DNA tests. I'd say its mainly for absolute beginners. It mentions a few of the main research sites but there's nothing there that the vast majority of Rootschatters won't already know.

Its really to 'promote' a new 15 part series on Channel 4 called My Family Secrets Revealed which 'helps connect members of the British public with their past.'

Its on Mon-Fri next week at 1.05pm (each episode lasts 1 hr 5mins). As an e.g. the blurb for the first one reads ' ..beginning with a man finding out if his estranged father really was a WW2 hero'.

Might be worth tuning into to see if its worth sticking with?!
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Re: This week's RT DNA article
« Reply #10 on: Friday 30 November 18 18:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for adding some detail Jill, familydar you could have added some detail to your topic  ???

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Re: This week's RT DNA article
« Reply #11 on: Friday 30 November 18 20:12 GMT (UK) »
Title of the article is "Are you related to royalty?" Author is Sarah Williams, editor of "Who Do You Think You Are?" magazine.
The Q & A isn't just about DNA. Other questions are cost of researching family history and how to find out about a family member's WW1 service. As Jill said, it's for beginners and to promote a new series, understandably, since it's in "Radio Times". I'll pass it on to someone who's starting out.

I buy "Radio Times" every week. (Articles are interesting and I listen to a lot of radio so other TV guides are of limited use to me.) However, I didn't realise that "RT" in thread title referred to "Radio Times" - I assumed R was for Roots something.

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Re: This week's RT DNA article
« Reply #12 on: Friday 30 November 18 20:35 GMT (UK) »
I'll consider my knuckles rapped and try to be less obtuse in the future.

It seems I'm in the minority here.  Whilst I agree it's aimed at beginners I find it a bit exasperating that the article suggests DNA tests are good for ethnicity and if you don't want to be troubled by all those pesky cousins just don't make your results public (is it really that easy?  Then why do I have so many matches who have no interest in FH?).  And the caption beneath the photo of a crowned Danny Dyer saying he's descended from royalty.  Didn't that episode of WDYTYA say one of his distant rellies was related to someone who married someone who was related to royalty?  Not quite the same thing.  Or was I the only person who picked up on that?

I'll get down off my soap box now.

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