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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:52 AM

According to 23&me, I'm related to Louis XVI. Anyone else have interesting results?

I was initially skeptical, but they were quite specific about the haplogroup.

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Reply According to 23&me, I'm related to Louis XVI. Anyone else have interesting results? (Original post)
bif Apr 2019 OP
DonaldsRump Apr 2019 #1
beachbum bob Apr 2019 #2
Aristus Apr 2019 #3
bif Apr 2019 #11
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #14
Aristus Apr 2019 #18
Siwsan Apr 2019 #4
hlthe2b Apr 2019 #7
Siwsan Apr 2019 #9
Historic NY Apr 2019 #12
hlthe2b Apr 2019 #5
Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #6
SWBTATTReg Apr 2019 #8
Name removed Apr 2019 #10
Fla Dem Apr 2019 #13
Skittles Apr 2019 #15
DFW Apr 2019 #16
912gdm Apr 2019 #17
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #19
bif Apr 2019 #20

Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:54 AM

1. Note that the results can change.

Mine did, quite dramatically in just a few months. They were extremely specific about my 6th great-grandparent in the beginning, but that's now gone.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:55 AM

2. between DNA and family tree research, direct descendent of

 

Benedict Arnold 1st ( the traitor's great grandfather). Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Mayflower settlers of 1620s, and bunch other notables. Spent 100's of hours researching and still nowhere done.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:58 AM

3. Well, don't lose your head over it...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:00 PM

11. Good one!

Now I'm just a royal pain in the ass...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:51 PM

14. I think that was Louis XIV...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:35 PM

18. Nope. The Roman numerals can make things confusing.

Louis 16th lost his head on the guillotine. Louis 14th died of natural causes.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:03 PM

4. The CBC's 'Market Place' show ran an episode on DNA companies

They used identical twins. They also had the results reviewed by some experts at Yale.

Some of those companies promise far more than they can deliver.

Here's the link, if you are interested:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna-ancestry-kits-twins-marketplace-1.4980976

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:11 PM

7. It depends on the volume of their comparative databases. Ancestry.com has been around longer

My sister and I submitted from different areas of the country with different last names and with absolutely no family tree information entered. We came out essentially identical and it identified us as likely first degree relatives, i.e., sisters. In the year that has intervened the results have gotten a bit more precise as they test more and more, but the original findings have merely tightened, not really changed. So, I find confidence in that.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:19 PM

9. I think the problem comes from the drilled down detail some services offer

It would also be interesting for someone to do a documentary on people who have been blind-sided by the information they received.

Admittedly, I'd never submit my DNA. I foresee too much possibility of exploitation. But, that's just me.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:20 PM

12. Mine has also narrowing localities ....

Ancestry's Beta has found common ancestors. I knew some existed but they been spitting out exacts. Big families with lots of siblings divided between two sets of parents is a challenge. I've hired one of their pros-to sort out places where w/o traveling there would be difficult. We will see what they come up with. I keep finding a common village in Italy when before it was only a province.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:07 PM

5. Since my Mother was adopted, is now deceeased and I have no information whatsoever,

I was sort of hoping for something TOTALLY unexpected with ancestry.com. Turns out she rounds out my Irish with a heavy dose of Scandinavian. I like to think she brought the Viking woman warrior into the mix. LOL

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:09 PM

6. Charlemagne is

My 39th Great Grandfather via a convoluted path, but I did that without the DNA thing.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:14 PM

8. Adam and Eve? (just kidding! nt

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:59 PM

13. Found before DNA was offered. Related to 2 sisters hung as witches in Salem Ma.

Last edited Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:18 AM - Edit history (1)

My 11th Great Grandmother, Joanna Blessing Towne and her husband, my 11th Great Grandfather William Towne had 8 children. Joanna, and 3 of her daughters, Rebecca, Mary and Sarah were all convicted of being witches. Rebecca Towne Norse and Mary Towne Etsy were hanged as witches.

The movie “Three Sovereigns for Sarah” was based on their story

But did have DNA done by Ancestry.com and 23&me. Results varied.

Ancestry
Italy.............28%
Great Britain..23%
Ireland.........23%
France..........17%
Total........91%

23 & me
Italy............................24%
British / Irish................32%
French/German...............6%
Northwestern European...19%
Southern European.........15%
Total.........................96%

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:09 PM

15. my brother found out he is 5% English

which is strange, because mum was born and raised in England

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:24 PM

16. I have a few colorful ancestors, not necessarily ones to be completely proud of!

On my mom's side, there were a few deadbeat Mississippi river boat gamblers who fled to New York City to escape their debts. On my dad's side was a well-known attorney born in what is now Slovakia. My daughter read about cases he was involved in while she was in law school, having no clue that she was directly descended from him. My paternal grandmother was Fiorello La Guardia's Labor Liason until he fired her for being too friendly with labor. She then took up fundraising for the Senate race of the mayor of Minneapolis, a guy named Humphrey.

My European ancestors were dirt poor nothings, and no records of them are left as far as we know. My paternal grandfather was the son of a poor tailor in South Carolina, went north and worked his way through Harvard as a janitor. Tuition was a different story in those days.....

My wife's family is a different story. She has a family genealogy book going back to some rural minor nobleman in northwestern Germany in the year 1473.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:34 PM

17. I have a ton of Neanderthal dna

its something like more dna then 80% of the rest of the database. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with that info other then learn to make fire with two sticks.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:27 AM

19. You might want to also post this in the Ancestry/Genealogy Group

There's a lot of discussion about ancestry results there!

Ancestry/Genealogy (Group)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1156

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 06:48 AM

20. Thanks. Will do!

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