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Title: Family tree
Post by: chalkies shorts on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:18:58
Have any of you tried to trace your family tree. I've had a crack at my wife's and mine. No royalty thankfully but normal families can be quite interesting.
Did a DNA test and was 96% Irish 2% Welsh and 2% Scottish. The 2% Scottish is either my blood clots or my arsehole.
My wife's DNA is all over the place, she's a right mongrel.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:23:12
Yep. I'm 59% English/Welsh, 41% Irish/Scots with 0.2% viking in there. I'll pillage your village  :)
One grandfather was a Scot, and a great grandmother came over from Cork in Ireland in the late 19th century.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:25:34
On a side note chalkies, you could be a lucky talisman posting back on here.  :D


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:26:12
she's a right mongrel.

We prefer multinational.

I know I have English, Irish, German relatives at granparent level, and Danish somewhere not much further back. WATCCOE


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: chalkies shorts on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:31:43
Yep. I'm 59% English/Welsh, 41% Irish/Scots with 0.2% viking in there. I'll pillage your village  :)
One grandfather was a Scot, and a great grandmother came over from Cork in Ireland in the late 19th century.
My wife is 2% Norwegian so no pillaging of my village. She's mainly northern monkey, a fair bit of Irish, a bit less Scottish and Welsh then bits German, french and Norwegian.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: chalkies shorts on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:32:42
On a side note chalkies, you could be a lucky talisman posting back on here.  :D
Doubt it


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:41:56
Have any of you tried to trace your family tree. I've had a crack at my wife's and mine. No royalty thankfully but normal families can be quite interesting.
Did a DNA test and was 96% Irish 2% Welsh and 2% Scottish. The 2% Scottish is either my blood clots or my arsehole.
My wife's DNA is all over the place, she's a right mongrel.

My old man has got ours back to the 1500's and we are the most boring buggers ever, I imagine if I did a DNA test it would be limited to a breakdown of Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, not sure any of my relatives back in history wandered much beyond that.

One thing we did learn not long before she died was that it was pretty common suspicion in the village she was brought up in that my mum was the result of the squire having his way with my nan, not sure if that entitles me to anything, especially as my nan didn't like me very much (offspring of mums second marriage and in nans eyes I had the wrong father).

Are those DNA tests easy to do and cheap, might fancy a blast whilst I am not spending money on anything else!


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:48:47
Are those DNA tests easy to do and cheap, might fancy a blast whilst I am not spending money on anything else!
Yeah they arent too bad, got the wife one for Christmas for about £50 and had mine done a year ago for a little more, that was the 2nd test I had done.

The first by My Heritage, a US based one was utter shit, came back as 100% German from Nuremberg! yes I was more Aryan than Hitler! not 1% UK or other at all!

I complained and they said it was impossible to tell between countries, so I would say please do not use them, they are shit and the DNA results rubbish.

Myself and the wife had ours done by Ancestry, they often have deals on for less that advertised.

You spit in a bottle, send it to Ireland and they analyse it and give great results.

I will see if I can find mine and post up.

As for the Family tree yes we did ours on Ancestry which is great for resources etc, well worth it.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:07:13
Ausgezeichnet Herr Venkmann  :)


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:11:55
This was what the Ancestry results came back as.
Mine.
(https://i.postimg.cc/tTLTWWDq/j.png)

The wife.
(https://i.postimg.cc/wTRMqfq1/a.png)


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: tans on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:21:16
Have any of you tried to trace your family tree. I've had a crack at my wife's and mine. No royalty thankfully but normal families can be quite interesting.
Did a DNA test and was 96% Irish 2% Welsh and 2% Scottish. The 2% Scottish is either my blood clots or my arsehole.
My wife's DNA is all over the place, she's a right mongrel.

Are you the original chalkies shorts who posted on here before?


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:25:40
Myself and the wife had ours done by Ancestry, they often have deals on for less that advertised.


Its £79 plus postage at the moment so perhaps won't be doing it...  :D ;)


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:26:53
Its £79 plus postage at the moment so perhaps won't be doing it...  :D ;)
They do Christmas, Easter and other deals when its about half that price, keep an eye out for offers.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:35:47
Mine said i was a cunt...

I gave them 100% on Trustpilot.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: normy on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:37:15
I only traced back to the 1830's on the male line, because great- grandmother was from Germany and two generations did not marry, making it a bit of a jumble to sort out. Male side were hawkers and shopkeepers, very boring.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:40:20
I only traced back to the 1830's on the male line, because great- grandmother was from Germany and two generations did not marry, making it a bit of a jumble to sort out. Male side were hawkers and shopkeepers, very boring.

I think the one benefit of ancestry.com is that it allows you to link to all manner of other peoples research where your families overlap, I think that's the main way my old man got back so far, £70 for 6 months access is just a bit too much for me at the moment.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:44:55
Ancestry do a free 14 day trial. I did that and traced back both sides of my family to around 1600. Haven't done a DNA test though


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: chalkies shorts on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:53:01
Are you the original chalkies shorts who posted on here before?
Yep, who the fuck would want to pretend to be me?
I've traced my lot back to early / mid 1800's. Irish records are a bit patchy but genealogy.ie is a brilliant site. My dads side basically stayed in Meenganaire near Castleisland in Kerry. My mums lot either stayed in Gortglass near Castleisalnd or fucked off to America. They did like to all shag each other, its a miracle I haven't got 6 fingers. Its fair to say its a very Republican background 
I've got some of my wifes lot back to 1700s using parish records. She has a streak of scummery with some ancestors based in Cowley, Just found one of her great grandfathers x4 was deported to Australia for 15 years.
I've used Ancestry and whereas being able to view other people's trees can be good, some people just put any old shit down.
Its definitely keeping me occupied while I can do fuck all little else.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: tans on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:56:39
Good to see you back


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:00:39
I got back to the 1500s on the paternal side thanks to Ancestry, parish records and my family living in the same area for hundreds of years.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 13:02:20
I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, that's me. And I want to go back to the family tree.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 13:06:24
Anyway, my gran used to do this before she died and tracked down relatives in Canada, which was fairly intreseting (surname was 'Skull', which is pretty bad ass). My aunt has since picked up the mantle. I've always wanted to find out more but have never invested serious time, although the website below popped up when I was researching my paternal great-grandfather (Alan Gosnell, third down) for a bit about the Home Guard in WWII.

http://www.ocotilloroad.com/geneal/gosnell1.html

My maternal great-grandfather was a flautist in the IRA band, so that's something.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 15:04:00
Anyway, my gran used to do this before she died and tracked down relatives in Canada, which was fairly intreseting (surname was 'Skull', which is pretty bad ass).

My missus has some Skulls in her tree, not sure if they are the Irish side of her wider family or the lot from Wiltshire. 


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: donkey on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 15:06:51
Yep, who the fuck would want to pretend to be me?

Glad you're back, Chalkies.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 12, 2021, 12:23:45
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Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, December 10, 2021, 09:27:05
My old man has got ours back to the 1500's and we are the most boring buggers ever, I imagine if I did a DNA test it would be limited to a breakdown of Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, not sure any of my relatives back in history wandered much beyond that.


So me and the missus finally bought each other one of these for Christmas (when they were cheap on black Friday) and whilst I haven't had mine back my missus has and oh my god!

She is basically 50% England/North western Europe 28% Irish (which we already knew) but there is a big lump of Germanic in there and no Scandinavian which rather dispels the family myth that they were descended from Vikings.

As she is not well and off work at the moment she has gone a bit crazy on her tree of Ancestry, turns out the Yorkshire lass who has always accused me of being posh for being from down south, when you get into the 1600's has all manner of Lords and sodding Lady's popping up from various families in Lincolnshire (they do seem to love a bit of inbreeding which makes following it difficult) and is possibly distantly related to Walt Disney!


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:37:34
Ancestry keep updating their ethnicity formula as more people take the test and often it can change dramatically from where it currently appears.

About 2 months ago Ancestry updated all their ethrnicity databases and now I appear to be....

(https://i.postimg.cc/kXzjkM32/bob.png)


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Berniman on Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:42:57
So you like sheep 28% more now...  baaaad news..


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:51:20
So you like sheep 28% more now...  baaaad news..
I like mint sauce is that any good?


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: chalkies shorts on Friday, December 10, 2021, 11:19:53
Before they updated their DNA I was 96% Irish, 2% Scottish and 2% Welsh. Now I'm 100% bogwog.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:19:39
Best we could manage was Emily Marks (grand daughter of Marks of Marks and Spencers fame); village of Walkington in Yorkshire is named after family on mum's side; Hartley's jam founder; and Harland of Harland and Wolff fame. Oh, and some tenuous link to the Duke of Northumberland!


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 10:16:08
The results are in and fuck I am apparently 27% Scottish which is interesting as I am not aware of any Scottish ancestry on either side of the family.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 10:40:47
Quote from: Peter Venkman
I like mint sauce is that any good?

you should probably stick to ky jelly


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 10:49:30
Don't you mean redcurrant jelly?  :)


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 10:50:05
Don't you mean redcurrant jelly?  :)
Kinky.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 12:44:00
I saw a tweet this morning which made me chuckle..  somebody tweeted, I just paid £75 to find out this..  and posted a picture of their result - which showed 100% European, 100% English/Irish.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: AMayesIng on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:16:29
Tempted by this, but strongly suspect I'd find multiple generations of West Country Peasants.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:01:04
I saw a tweet this morning which made me chuckle..  somebody tweeted, I just paid £75 to find out this..  and posted a picture of their result - which showed 100% European, 100% English/Irish.
I had that with my first DNA test, but I was 100% German! with Ancestry I have 0% German ethnicity.

That was with MyHeritage DNA testing, I complained and never got my money back as they said there was too broad a database for european so the results would be broadly similar! sounds like bullshit, I would suggest that people avoid that one based on mine and a friends DNA test which came back similar.

Ancestry seem to have the broadest DNA database.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:11:15
Tempted by this, but strongly suspect I'd find multiple generations of West Country Peasants.

I was expecting that and my 66%+ British north European seems to be centred (As expected) on Berks/Wilts/Glos/Oxon, but there is some unexpected Cornwall there.

As noted earlier the shocker is the 27% Scottish as no idea where that comes from and no welsh which surprised me as our surname does possibly have welsh origins (albeit it also has Oxfordshire origins so perhaps we are that wing!)

Also have links to settlers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania!


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 16:21:08
Ancestry do a free 14 day trial. I did that and traced back both sides of my family to around 1600. Haven't done a DNA test though

Did this too, it was really good.

With the DNA test things it's worth looking at the details of the companies that are offering the analysis; some use much more specific individual tracing than others. I've not had one but would be really interested.

Anyone feel a little uneasy about a private company gaining some detailed scientific information on you from one of these tests? Many write into their smallprint that they will never use it for anything else or sell it on. Others don't mention that.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 16:38:52
Your roots in Wiltshire Goaty?  ;)


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:03:52
Its interesting, but has anyone managed to back up the results with good old fashioned research?

I don't know if they are accurate or DNA horoscope


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:06:48
Did this too, it was really good.

With the DNA test things it's worth looking at the details of the companies that are offering the analysis; some use much more specific individual tracing than others. I've not had one but would be really interested.

Anyone feel a little uneasy about a private company gaining some detailed scientific information on you from one of these tests? Many write into their smallprint that they will never use it for anything else or sell it on. Others don't mention that.

Anyone feel a little uneasy about a private company gaining some detailed scientific information on you from one of these tests? Many write into their smallprint that they will never use it for anything else or sell it on. Others don't mention that.

Hell yeah. I donít trust anyone. FFS even the government cannot keep a 100% lid on its IT systems, commercial enterprises are fucking worse.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: chalkies shorts on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:15:20
Its interesting, but has anyone managed to back up the results with good old fashioned research?

I don't know if they are accurate or DNA horoscope
I have batch and theyre absolutely spot on. I've been contacted by relatives based on the DNA results and contacted others. I've gone through the DNA results and they have been brilliant in building my tree.
No skeletons although there is a 2nd cousin we don't quite understand in New York. I'm working with another cousin in Illinois to work it out.
I was very sceptical but as usual was wrong.
I'm going to plough through my wife's DNA results soon but they look pretty spot on also


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:56:42
Pretty sure the whole family tree thing rather than DNA testing has been done previously on here, I will look for the thread and merge them.


Title: Re: Family tree
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:57:23
cheers Chalkies