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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 02 June 19 10:28 BST (UK) »
Iím the one in the family who looks different - shorter, darker skinned, totally different temparament and intellectual level - and my sibs look like each other and like our father.

However, Iíve got plentiful good recent DNA matches on my fatherís side and far fewer on my motherís side!

What does that tell me? Nothing! Just anecdote! Like so many of these stories!
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 02 June 19 18:14 BST (UK) »
The context was genetic testing for inheritable diseases and ethical dilemmas facing medical staff. There have been suggestions that such testing be extended to include some common diseases and the speaker at the Hay Festival, was pointing out potential unintended consequences. I heard an interview with the speaker on "Today" on Radio 4.
The article (link in another post) contains 2 statistics:  4% and 1 in 10. Possibly careless editing.

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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #29 on: Monday 03 June 19 08:44 BST (UK) »
Annie maybe your siblings have more dna from 1 of fathers parents
And you from another .

Im sure my fathers red beard came from long distant viking ancestors
I only have 3% scandinavian ...my scottish aunt has 5%.
None of his uncles or aunts had red hair ..but my aunt & i  match both his paternal and maternal relatives Dna
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« Reply #30 on: Monday 03 June 19 09:15 BST (UK) »
I'm sure my father's red beard came from long distant viking ancestors. 

I never knew my grandfather (below) who spent his early working life at sea, but my father said that for a while he had black hair, red moustache and grey beard - due, he said, to differential shaving.  His mother was Irish so I suppose there might have been a trace of Viking somewhere ...
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« Reply #31 on: Monday 03 June 19 09:25 BST (UK) »
Strange how people assume red hair comes from Viking ancestry.
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« Reply #32 on: Monday 03 June 19 09:36 BST (UK) »
Strange how people assume red hair comes from Viking ancestry.

For 30 years we lived in Runcorn, just over the Mersey from Widnes, where my wife reported a noticeable proportion of red-haired children in her school.  It seemed to be a striking local feature - though her observation was made 40 years ago, so it may have become diluted.  I believe it was attributed to a Scottish source.  But I suppose that may have been Viking originally?
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« Reply #33 on: Monday 03 June 19 11:40 BST (UK) »
For 30 years we lived in Runcorn, just over the Mersey from Widnes, where my wife reported a noticeable proportion of red-haired children in her school.  It seemed to be a striking local feature - though her observation was made 40 years ago, so it may have become diluted.  I believe it was attributed to a Scottish source.  But I suppose that may have been Viking originally?

There was once a theory that there was a significant Viking settlement in the Wirral, but I don't know whether current research still supports the idea.
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Re: 1 in 10!
« Reply #34 on: Monday 03 June 19 21:28 BST (UK) »
Are you sure that 10! is not 10 factorial?

i.e. 10x9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1  which is a pretty large number.

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« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 11:05 BST (UK) »
When making a will solicitors will always advise you to name any children who will be beneficiaries rather than just say 'I leave £x to my son'

This is because someone may claim to be someone's child when they're not or someone may say that a certain child is not of that family etc.