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Re: DNA ethnicity logic check / Unexpected result
« Reply #108 on: Sunday 19 June 22 08:43 BST (UK) »
That's s great example Annie and of course even when you have known siblings there's always the chance of another conceived prior to marriage ,adopted and going by a different name
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Re: DNA ethnicity logic check / Unexpected result
« Reply #109 on: Monday 20 June 22 00:38 BST (UK) »
# sorry duplicate post
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Re: DNA ethnicity logic check / Unexpected result
« Reply #110 on: Monday 20 June 22 03:52 BST (UK) »
That's s great example Annie and of course even when you have known siblings there's always the chance of another conceived prior to marriage ,adopted and going by a different name
Brigid,

Of course I'd considered other factors when looking at the DNA amounts etc.
There's more 'circumstantial' evidence other than what I posted.
The family emigrated 40 yrs prior to the birth of my match when the 'biological' father was a child (the youngest) & his mother was a widow already in her mid 50s.
There's no sign of any illegitimate children born prior to the marriage (1888) on any census' prior to emigration nor on passenger lists, later census', MIs, Obituaries etc.

I think the 'circumstantial' evidence is quite weighty as a possible illegitimate child prior to the marriage would have been at least in his late 60s - early 70s (although not impossible).

However, the 'biological' father was also known in circles to the family of my match (including my match) which almost spells it out.

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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: DNA ethnicity logic check / Unexpected result
« Reply #111 on: Monday 20 June 22 08:18 BST (UK) »
I think circumstantial may be the answer to person I'm helping
Combined with DNA evidence

The bio father would have been 17 years older than his bio mother and not at all the name she told  her child .


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