Thursday, June 21, 2012

Genetic genealogy journey - FamilyTreeDNA Family Finder - Part 1

Expect the unexpected! My FamilyTreeDNA Family Finder Population Finder Results

(see also Part 2)

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  1. No you've piqued our interest we need more details..... Please

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    1. :) I am intrigued too!! I am working on several theories:
      (a) My speculative family story of a Spanish ancestor c1800 really is true but her genetics were more Middle Eastern than Southern European.
      (b) My vague theory that I may have had Jewish ancestry might be true - which branch of the family? My Chambers branch? (I found a baptism record possibly related to my ancestor Thomas Chambers with a mothers name Ann Goulding) or my Pickis branch? They originate in the east of London where there were lots of Jewish settlers.
      Absolutely fascinating though for someone who thought she was 100% British Isles!!

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  2. My Dad shows a small % middle eastern as well, which I suspect may be to do with a Portuguese ancestor.

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    1. Thanks Shelley. I think the Middle Eastern in my percentages probably comes from my Dad's branch of the family. I took up a special price offer from FamilyTreeDNA a few weeks ago and ordered the FamilyFinder test for Dad, which I am now glad I did given my own interesting results! Now to wait patiently until the end of July for the results :)

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  3. Wait there is more! Have you downloaded your raw data yet? If not, you will need to download a compression software for zipped files (I used Pea zip). Use firefox and not Internet Explorer as it works better.

    Then upload your zipped raw data file to Gedmatch (www.gedmatch.com) and let the admixture tests begin. You will find amazing things.

    If you have already downloaded raw data and gone to Gedmatch, how did you like it? Find anything interesting?

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    1. Thanks Heather. One of the FamilyFinder matches I contacted mentioned Gedmatch, which I hadn't heard much about so did a bit of searching and found your blog where you mentioned your experiments with the admixture tools there. I have now downloaded the raw data and will be spending some time exploring the Gedmatch site. I think another blog post will be coming soon!

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  4. Do keep us all in the loop Aillin. I'm just thinking about taking the DNA route so all advice gratefully received. I listened to Kerry Farmer's talk the other day at UTP Expo in Brisbane which was helpful but I think it will need some reinforcing to be clear in my mind.

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    1. Thanks Pauleen. I will keep you all in the loop! I am finding it all rather fascinating and probably wont be able to help blogging about it :)

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