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DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« on: Thursday 20 December 18 11:06 GMT (UK) »
How home DNA testing kits are revealing more than some people bargained for.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001m7c

It's actually more about non paternity events rather than ethnicity and it's quite traumatic in places.

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Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

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My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 December 18 13:12 GMT (UK) »

Just listening to it now... Fascinating!

DNA Testing in my family hasn't turned up any surprises like this, (so Far anyway:-)

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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 December 18 13:25 GMT (UK) »
I did have to laugh at the bit where he finds out that because his father wasn't who he thought it was, his entire family history research has been a waste of time. I'm quite glad I look very like my father did.

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Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull, Pirton, Durham & Hartlepool);
Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & Hartlepool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

I use GRAMPS v5.0 software. 

My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 December 18 13:28 GMT (UK) »
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Wilson, Warren, Dulston, Hooper, Duffin, Petty, Rees, Davies, Williams, Newman, Dyer, Hamilton, Edmeads, Pattenden.

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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 December 18 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Probably related:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46600325

Yes, this is connected. It mentions the suport group one of the women set up. It's now also got a sub-group for fathers who have discovered they aren't biological fathers of a child whom they previously believed was theirs.

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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 20 December 18 16:11 GMT (UK) »
I did have to laugh at the bit where he finds out that because his father wasn't who he thought it was, his entire family history research has been a waste of time. I'm quite glad I look very like my father did.

Martin

I thought it was sad.

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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 20 December 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
I laughed ironically.

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Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull, Pirton, Durham & Hartlepool);
Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & Hartlepool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

I use GRAMPS v5.0 software. 

My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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Re: DNA and ethnicity on BBC Radio 4
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 20 December 18 17:29 GMT (UK) »
I did have to laugh at the bit where he finds out that because his father wasn't who he thought it was, his entire family history research has been a waste of time. I'm quite glad I look very like my father did.

Martin
After listening I felt happy that I have three generations of family photos showing a clear resemblence in the make line.

It also has me wondering about a couple of brothers and sisters in my tree where there isn't a family resemblence. All long passed away and don't affect my own line.
Crabb from Laurencekirk / Fordoun and Scurry from mid Essex