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kaholatingtong

Trad climber
The fake McCoy from nevernever land.
Aug 7, 2018 - 08:39pm PT
Unsure as to what it actually means, but, I have been recently more interested
In simply the history of recent generations... specifically the things they did earlier in life that were perhaps not talked about a whole lot within the family. Perhapd you could call this more of the “nurture” side of the whole question of how we become who we are.
I recently found my family geneaology mapped out hundreds of years back, but its the much more recent details which seem more interesting or insightful to me.



Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Aug 7, 2018 - 09:13pm PT
I suppose that's true, but then again even if you never get tested, you'll prob be "correlated" by your relatives who do.

That was the point of my post, mate. If you have a serial killer relative your test will be correlated and law enforcement will match to their perp - ie Golden State Killer.

DMT
ground chuck

Ice climber
Olympia
Aug 8, 2018 - 12:29am PT
just got my results back, Adam and Eve at the top of the heap.

Z Rehman

Gym climber
New York City
Oct 17, 2018 - 09:33pm PT
It's due to how mDNA and Y-DNA are passed down. It's not a fault of the testing, it's a result of biology and inheritance. Both of those are non-recombining DNA with their own known mutation rates. The lack of recombination makes them useful for tracking specific lineages and looking for common ancestors and they're both also useful for dating divergences as the mutation rate for each is relatively well known. Regards, Toshiba support
Aeriq

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Oct 18, 2018 - 06:02am PT
All English, Scottish, Irish and just enough Scandinavian to know someone was raped by a Viking- pure redneck stock.


Thanks for the good laugh, Contractor!
couchmaster

climber
Oct 18, 2018 - 10:18am PT
Thank you for that info Jan, you seem super sharp on this, was that your career?

For myself and brothers, we look so unalike that we have a Larry, Curly, Moe routine down where when asked about our late dad we each in turn say "Milkman, Postman, Garbageman". LOL. If our laughter gives us away, my little brother invariably points to me and states "Seriously, he was adopted". Then he proceeds to pick apart every flaw and difference between us that I have. LOL

My mom is getting ready to check out and is working on putting genealogy things together that she knows. My kid makes a comment that there is a facebook group with our last name, you should check it out dad. I finally did, some stranger asked me "Who's your dad's dad (grandfather). I pitched it out there and he comes back with a list of fathers fathers that stretches back to the 1300's ending with a mercenary who fought with the
White Company.

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/medieval/mercenaries-hundred-years-war.html.

I found it interesting for about 20 min. But it doesn't change any essential facts of my life.

This seems right on the money, Jan noted:
"....It also turns out that that many east coast Indians had already mixed with shipwrecked Spaniards, Portuguese, Moors and Englishmen before the Pilgrims ever arrived. Even many traditional Indians had mixed DNA by 1600.

For details, check out Where have all the Indians Gone?

http://www.dnaexplain.com/Publications/PDFs/WhereHaveAlltheIndiansGone8-30-09JoggV3.2.pdf"
jogill

climber
Colorado
Oct 18, 2018 - 04:07pm PT
"In October 2018, [Elizabeth] Warren released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis . . . which "strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor in [her] pedigree, likely in the range of 6–10 generations ago".[53][54] Journalists reporting on the results stated that 6–10 generations ago would represent between 1/64 and 1/1,024 of Warren's ancestry." (Wiki)


Not sure this was a good move on her part, but quite an accomplished lady.
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Oct 18, 2018 - 04:16pm PT
On one hand DNA test results are generally interesting. On the other, it's an egotistical delusion.

I forget exact details, but if you go back LESS Than TWO thousand years, then literally everyone is related to everyone else. For Europeans as a group, the figure is one thousand years or about ten very long lifespans.

I know, for example, certain people are impressed about being descended from Mayflower passengers, a hundred or so of whom survived the first year.

Typically these people don't realize that according to credible estimates, there are at the moment more than 35 million people related to Mayflower passengers.

Big family. Not too significant as a discrete fact.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 18, 2018 - 06:44pm PT
My wife is adopted. This year at 63 she sent away a DNA sample to whoever. & today at 63 almost 64 she met her 84-year-old biological father.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 18, 2018 - 07:00pm PT
hey there say, FRUMY... oh my, :O


i hope it was a good meeting, too...

thanks for sharing...
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Oct 18, 2018 - 07:48pm PT
It's not right that Warren got in trouble just for passing on a family story.
She claimed to be Native American, a truly outrageous lie that her alleged DNA test (she hasn't released the raw data to anyone other her presumably cherry picked expert) confirms rather than refutes.
(As to her "family story," who knows if it's true or not, the DNA test doesn't prove or disprove it, but that's really a red herring.)

Got to hand it to Warren: it's not easy to come up with stunt like DNA test that earns the scorn of virtually everyone across the political, racial, and cultural spectrums.


From https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1996/10/22/survey-diversity-lacking-at-hls-pa/
Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 19, 2018 - 11:31am PT
I don't need the test because my sloping forehead and protruding brow ridges tell me that I'm a Neanderthal.
Mei

Trad climber
mxi2000.net
Oct 19, 2018 - 02:30pm PT
I apologize if this is not the right thread to post this information, but I really do not want to start a new OT thread.

If you are interested in knowing your genetic health traits and risks, you can get the Ancestry test from 23andme, download the RAW test result data, and upload it to other DNA analysis service sites to obtain the health analysis. That'll save you about $100. Such sites include Promethease.com ($12) and CodeGen.eu (free) .

One might ask what do you do with a genetic health report?

One example of using genetic test is to find out your EPOE status (article: EPOE and Alzheimer's).

If your report shows you have an elevated risk of a certain disease, it might be helpful for you to start monitoring related health markers.


FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 21, 2018 - 10:19pm PT
Neebe, it was good.
He didn't know about the pregnancy until after the adoption. He had told his wife that he had a child with his X girlfriend, but had not been told before she was given away. He had always wondered about her and was grateful to meet her. Now she has a new brother and two new sisters.
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:19am PT
Such a cool story about Julie, Frumy!

I got an e-mail out of the blue from the Borghoff family this week and I may have a half-brother in Pennsylvania that is four years older than me.

They have had a letter written and ready to send to me for years, but just pulled the trigger this week.

It turns out that my DNA may solve a 40-year-old mystery. He looked for years for his parents, but New York has sealed all adoption certificates - so he finally gave up.

His daughter has picked up the search, and with DNA had good success.

Should get a tube to spit into in the next couple of weeks - pretty heady stuff!

They said they have been keeping track of me for years through the climbing community (I think Supertopo!)

madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Jan 11, 2019 - 04:34pm PT
All English, Scottish, Irish and just enough Scandinavian to know someone was raped by a Viking- pure redneck stock.

I'm almost pure Viking stock (mostly Danish), so one of my ancestors probably did the raping. Hate to admit it.
ecdh

climber
the east
Jan 11, 2019 - 05:15pm PT
seems they depend on the amount of other input there is from the companies other donors.
my wife and i did ours, $100 each; mine came back very detailed about celtic migrations, east european tribes and of course vikings. my wifes simply said 'north asia' with a vague diagram that covered everything north of the himalaya between the pacific and the black sea...thanks, she could tell by looking in a mirror for free.

i deduce its a company thing because the japanese alone (and maybe other nations have done similar) have a very detailed study of the population from about 10 years ago when 30% of the population took part. so the datas there, just not all companies can access it.


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 11, 2019 - 06:26pm PT
hey there say, frumy...

wow, thanks for more of the share...

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:19pm PT
Neebe, it was good.
He didn't know about the pregnancy until after the adoption. He had told his wife that he had a child with his X girlfriend, but had not been told before she was given away. He had always wondered about her and was grateful to meet her. Now she has a new brother and two new sisters.


wow, and aeriq... very interesting story... saw some of your share, too,
on the ol' facebook... :)
E

Ice climber
mogollon rim
Jan 12, 2019 - 04:42am PT
39 generations of directly traceable ancestry all they way back to Sigurd Hring and Munro dynasty and further.
Sigurd snake in the eye was 39th grandfather with also viking kings of kiev
Including Vladimir whom was the founder of the varangian guard which were mercenary warriors from Scandinavia in service of the Holy Roman Empire
Ancestry and family records


Larry Nelson

Social climber
Jan 12, 2019 - 08:43am PT
Credit: Larry Nelson
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