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1 in 10!
« on: Saturday 01 June 19 14:42 BST (UK) »
Article in today's paper reckons one person in ten don't have the father they think....maybe our family histories are not as accurate as we would like to think.

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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 June 19 14:48 BST (UK) »
As the old saying goes:  Mummy's baby.  Daddy's .....  maybe.
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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 June 19 14:50 BST (UK) »
One in ten  :o that's hard to believe.  Maybe some 0's were missed off the 10.  Hope so. 
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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 June 19 14:50 BST (UK) »
Even if it's only one in a hundred, there's a good chance that your tree has gone off track at some point.  But that's only really a problem if you think of family history as a question of genetics.
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Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 June 19 15:07 BST (UK) »
What scientific study has shown this?  It’s a “statistic” often bandied around but I have never seen the supposed evidence in support.
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Hants: Stares (Wickham)
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Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 June 19 15:23 BST (UK) »
What scientific study has shown this?  It’s a “statistic” often bandied around but I have never seen the supposed evidence in support.

Exactly. It seems to be an off the cuff remark made by Ian Cumming, head of Health Education England. It says 220,000 tests are made in the NHS each year. But exactly how many of those are also tested with a father? And did those people give permission for their DNA to be compared to other relatives? So many questions! The mind boggles!

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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 June 19 15:28 BST (UK) »
So 90%  have the father they they think they have. 

PS - Like others I would like to see the research that this is based on.
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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 June 19 15:48 BST (UK) »
surprising how many families have a member who seems unlike the  rest of the family.....

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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 01 June 19 15:49 BST (UK) »
surprising how many families have a member who seems unlike the  rest of the family.....

I haven’t ever thought that about any family I know.  And even if I (or you) had, anecdata is not science.  So where is the science?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)