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  • #76
    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Has anyone done NatGeo's DNA test? I sent mine out two weeks ago, and I'm curious as to how they deliver your results. I still have about 6-8 more weeks to go, of course.
    I got the Ancestry DNA kit for Christmas. So I still have a few weeks to wait.
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    • #77
      Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

      Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
      Made a huge find on Ancestry last night. Finally got a foothold for one branch of the family in Norway. First time I've found anything in Norway, since their records aren't nearly as good or just not as accessible as Sweden's. I have every branch of the Swedish sides of the family tracked back to the villages they came from in Sweden, but still missing a ton in Norway.
      I'm 100% Norwegian, though I haven't tested. Very frustrating, though, because my people appear have been among those who stayed back to clean fish while the others went to more desirable places to rape and pillage.
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      • #78
        Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

        Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
        Has anyone done NatGeo's DNA test? I sent mine out two weeks ago, and I'm curious as to how they deliver your results. I still have about 6-8 more weeks to go, of course.
        Is this the $150 one? My mother-in-law did this a few years ago, or maybe a pre-cursor. Is there any independent analysis about the degree to which it can claim accuracy? How well have we mapped the distribution of the relevant markers so that we can make assumptions about time periods and locations?
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        • #79
          Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

          Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
          We could be cousins!?!
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          • #80
            Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

            Originally posted by burd View Post
            I'm 100% Norwegian, though I haven't tested. Very frustrating, though, because my people appear have been among those who stayed back to clean fish while the others went to more desirable places to rape and pillage.
            So far, the ancestors I've found in Sweden and Norway are all farmers, except for one cobbler, and one carpenter. But, I don't think I've gone far enough back to get to the Iron Island Era.
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            • #81
              Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

              Originally posted by burd View Post
              I'm 100% Norwegian, though I haven't tested. Very frustrating, though, because my people appear have been among those who stayed back to clean fish while the others went to more desirable places to rape and pillage.
              well, if the rapers and pillagers came back you probably have a little something else mixed in.

              I have Bishops, soldiers and farmers on the Swedish side. Bishop as in big guy bishop. My Swedish cousin is still digging.

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              • #82
                Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                Is this the $150 one? My mother-in-law did this a few years ago, or maybe a pre-cursor. Is there any independent analysis about the degree to which it can claim accuracy? How well have we mapped the distribution of the relevant markers so that we can make assumptions about time periods and locations?
                That's the only one I found from Nat Geo. https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/...FR6ewAod_NQKJw
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                • #83
                  Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

                  Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
                  well, if the rapers and pillagers came back you probably have a little something else mixed in.
                  The rapers and pillagers didn't come back. Sven the Coward was told to hold the boat at the mooring. He spent his time looking at the stars and working out a rudimentary theory of astrophysics. Then one day he found an arrow with a note reading, "All dead. Kill yourself for honor." So he burned the note and rowed back home.

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                  • #84
                    Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    Is this the $150 one? My mother-in-law did this a few years ago, or maybe a pre-cursor. Is there any independent analysis about the degree to which it can claim accuracy? How well have we mapped the distribution of the relevant markers so that we can make assumptions about time periods and locations?
                    There are a couple that are in the $150 range - NatGeo Gen 2.0, and 23AndMe. I'm starting with NatGeo. From what I gather, their test is more about general human migration over time (all the way back to Mother Africa), than it is trying to peg you to a specific region or country. 23AndMe or FamilyTreeDNA are supposed to be better choices for the latter. I'll eventually do one of those two as well.

                    It's worth pointing out that 23AndMe and Ancestry make you sign away the right to sell your data to big pharma. I assume National Geographic/Helix also probably has a clause about it that I didn't read. So if you're squeamish about that sort of thing, it's probably best to avoid getting sequenced.

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                    • #85
                      Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      Is this the $150 one? My mother-in-law did this a few years ago, or maybe a pre-cursor. Is there any independent analysis about the degree to which it can claim accuracy? How well have we mapped the distribution of the relevant markers so that we can make assumptions about time periods and locations?
                      I did that with FT-DNA. That part of the test came back 100% Ashkenazi. It missed my slight (perhaps 3%) Sephardic.

                      I won't comment upon the worthlessness of the test for predicting the degree of relationship among Ashkenazim for anyone beyond a 3rd cousin.
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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                        There are a couple that are in the $150 range - NatGeo Gen 2.0, and 23AndMe. I'm starting with NatGeo. From what I gather, their test is more about general human migration over time (all the way back to Mother Africa), than it is trying to peg you to a specific region or country. 23AndMe or FamilyTreeDNA are supposed to be better choices for the latter. I'll eventually do one of those two as well.

                        It's worth pointing out that 23AndMe and Ancestry make you sign away the right to sell your data to big pharma. I assume National Geographic/Helix also probably has a clause about it that I didn't read. So if you're squeamish about that sort of thing, it's probably best to avoid getting sequenced.
                        Ancestry has an opt out.
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                        • #87
                          Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

                          Since, the 1950 Census hasn't been released yet I am in a pickle. Family Search has only the 1940 census of my family and Ancestry does not have anything it's like they don't exist anywhere online. Poof. What would you guys recommend I do? My mom has done the DNA Ancestry test but still nothing. For example, all her DNA relatives on that side of the family are second or third cousins. Ideas?
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                          • #88
                            Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

                            Originally posted by 4four4 View Post
                            Since, the 1950 Census hasn't been released yet I am in a pickle. Family Search has only the 1940 census of my family and Ancestry does not have anything it's like they don't exist anywhere online. Poof. What would you guys recommend I do? My mom has done the DNA Ancestry test but still nothing. For example, all her DNA relatives on that side of the family are second or third cousins. Ideas?
                            Death records for the people you do know. From there you look at Obits. Also post on Ancestry in a number of threads. . I found my Swedish cousins by accident answering a question about a distant relative.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
                              Death records for the people you do know. From there you look at Obits. Also post on Ancestry in a number of threads. . I found my Swedish cousins by accident answering a question about a distant relative.
                              Try find a grave.
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                              • #90
                                Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

                                Originally posted by joecct View Post
                                Try find a grave.
                                I never have luck with them I have had luck calling the historical society of the particular town. Didn't find me the person but did give me background I found useful in how I proceeded with my search.

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