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Just a thought
« on: Thursday 14 February 19 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi all  :)

Not having a gripe, well ok I am...

Since having my DNA tested, at Xmas, at one of the major sites, it has renewed my interest in FH and my tree. Have been following just a paper trail, on and off since about 2003 since my Dad passed.

Well, I am amazed at the number of people who have payed to have DNA testing done but have no tree, to find a connection!  :o

Also those you message, have either not shown interest for months, years!! or do not reply at all!   >:(

I cannot say I am disappointed, more disgruntled.

Have any others found this is the norm?

Ok, got it off my chest, gripe over..  :-X

Cas

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Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 February 19 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Oh Yes! I have replied with information and asked questions at the end of the post to help further.
No reply from them.
Then maybe 8 months to 5 years later they reply.
I say "sorry but I dumped what I found as you didn't reply"
Then tell them the sites that will have to join to get their info.
Yes, it bugs me as to why they ask in the first place.
Maggsie

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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 February 19 16:38 GMT (UK) »
I thought the same as you at the beginning, Cas, but it has gradually got better and have had some really useful contacts and trees - mind you, some trees are pretty rubbishy so not worth it!

Have you uploaded your results to other sites? this will spread the number of 'cousins' that you might have matches with.

Also, have you checked some of the articles suggested on this board - for example https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=806378.0

Hope you can get some shared matches with trees and replies to messages soon  :)


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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 February 19 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget, thank you for link, DNA still a bit new FH territory for me.

Not uploaded DNA to any other site, as am on IPad, no comp, so don't think I can at mo.


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Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall

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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 February 19 17:09 GMT (UK) »
Any queries that you have, just give a shout and someone will try to help. I did mine about 9 months ago and am really enjoying the discoveries. Margaret, in particular, has been really helpful  :)

It really is best to have done a lot of traditional genealogical research before hand, as you have done. I see DNA as just anther resource, akin to BMDs, etc.

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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 February 19 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Oh Yes! I have replied with information and asked questions at the end of the post to help further.
No reply from them.
Then maybe 8 months to 5 years later they reply.
I say "sorry but I dumped what I found as you didn't reply"
Then tell them the sites that will have to join to get their info.
Yes, it bugs me as to why they ask in the first place





I totally agree, lots of info missed on their part, you can only try help!

Cas
Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall

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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 14 February 19 17:19 GMT (UK) »
Any queries that you have, just give a shout and someone will try to help. I did mine about 9 months ago and am really enjoying the discoveries. Margaret, in particular, has been really helpful  :)

It really is best to have done a lot of traditional genealogical research before hand, as you have done. I see DNA as just anther resource, akin to BMDs, etc.

Gadget

Thanks Gadget, will do.
Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall

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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 February 19 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget, thank you for link, DNA still a bit new FH territory for me.

Not uploaded DNA to any other site, as am on IPad, no comp, so don't think I can at mo.

Cas

I downloaded my raw DNA data to my tablet, it comes as a zip file, which you do not open, unless you are curious.

If you tested at ancestry, instructions are here -

https://thednageek.com/how-to-transfer-your-ancestrydna-test-to-other-databases/

If elsewhere, similar applies, I'll try to find a link for downloading from other sites as well.

As for replies, it does vary considerably, but it is often the other person who loses out, rather than yourself. There are 2 related close matches to me where I know from shared matches the line they are descended from. There is a decent sized private tree attached to their results, and as it is not too far back, I think I could find the connection. They share 57 and 61 cM with me, probably 3rd cousin type relationship, which fits in with paper trail. But manager will not engage after the first 2 messages.

Regards Margaret
STEER, mainly Surrey, Kent; PINNOCKS/HAINES, Gosport, Hants; BARKER, mainly Broadwater, Sussex; Gosport, Hampshire; LAVERSUCH, Micheldever, Hampshire; WESTALL, London, Reading, Berks; HYDE, Croydon, Surrey; BRIGDEN, Hadlow, Kent and London; TUTHILL/STEPHENS, London
WILKINSON, Leeds, Yorkshire and Liverpool; WILLIAMSON, Liverpool; BEARE, Yeovil, Somerset; ALLEN, Kent and London; GORST, Liverpool; HOYLE, mainly Leeds, Yorkshire

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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 February 19 06:01 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the info and links, lots to learn and take on board.

Appreciated

Cas
Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall