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Ancestry.com Ethnicity Update 2018 – A more precise Viking

Today (6th June 2018) I received an update to the Ethnicity Estimates created from my DNA at Ancestry.com. I thought it was worth reviewing the updates to see what value, if any, they add to my genealogical research. As a … Continue reading

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The Lamberts in Yorkshire

Most of my ancestors had sensible surnames, like Sturdy, Armstrong and Atkinson, so I ‘ve always been a little intrigued by my grandmother’s surname, Lambert. It had a distinctly European flavour and has always left me wondering how my Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Ethnicity Estimates and Britishness – 2017 Edition

Lets face it, “Ethnicity Estimates”, i.e. analysing your DNA to break down your ancestry into different regional world populations, are fun. In certain circumstances it can be useful for a genealogist, for example researching an unknown recent ancestor. At a more … Continue reading

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Finding Sarah Ann Stewart – a DNA success story

I’ve written in the past that my Stewart ancestors (my Mother’s Mother’s family) are a bit of an enigma. Their Stewart line are sons of Kings, as confirmed by my Stewart cousin who has tested his yDNA, but by the … Continue reading

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Finding Home, the Ulster roots of John & Jane Stewart

John and Jane Stewart are my Great-Great-Grandparents, they are some of my closest and most enigmatic GG-grandparents. Close, in as much as my Grandma was a Stewart, and I carry the name Stewart as one of my middle names. Enigmatic, … Continue reading

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ancestry.com kills Family Tree Maker – 4 reasons I’m annoyed

Yesterday ancestry.com, the makers of the popular Family Tree Maker software, announced that as from the end of December 2015 they would stop selling their PC and Mac-based genealogy software. Further they announced that support for the product will end on … Continue reading

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“Ethnicity” Estimates from DNA testing

IMPORTANT: This article was written in 2015. If you would like to read a more up-to-date version of this article please visit my post: Ethnicity Estimates and Britishness – 2017 Edition Last week I received my DNA results from ancestry.com. … Continue reading

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