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23andMe, AncestryDNA etc

Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:20 am

I was reading about these ancestry test kits in the TV thread. Yesterday my boss received his result. When he logged into 23andMe's site he found something which unsettled him a bit.

His uncle was shown to be his half brother. Awkward :lol:

I can't quite get my head around the logistics of who may have slept with who yet. My boss looks very troubled right now.

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Post by sendô » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:42 am

Sounds like his granddad shagged his mum. :eh:

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Post by warp » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:44 am

your sister is your mother!
your father is your brother!
you all shag one another!
the kiddy family!

ta na na na! ta na na na!
ta na na na! ta na na na! ta na na na!

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Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:57 am

He is of Irish background. Does that have a bearing?? And by his own admission he and his uncle do share similarities in appearance. :lol:

Either these kits have some fundamental flaws. Or his family tree does.

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Post by Moxy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:04 pm

Maybe his mum fell pregnant at an early age and his nan raised him as her own?

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Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:17 pm

I think he is going to contact 23andMe and also make a phone call to his 'uncle' to see what he makes of it all.

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Post by sendô » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:38 pm

You mean his brother?

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Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:56 pm

sendô wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:38 pm
You mean his brother?
I don't know! :eh:

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Post by warp » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:26 pm

dude shags both mum and daughter, happens all the time, don't you guys watch porn??!?

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Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:33 pm

iLoveLasagne wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:57 am
He is of Irish background. Does that have a bearing?? And by his own admission he and his uncle do share similarities in appearance. :lol:

Either these kits have some fundamental flaws. Or his family tree does.
Yes - it does have a bearing. I'd say that it's true. Especially if he's from rural Ireland. Happened to my brother-in-law. His "aunt" turned out to be his sister. Why? Because his mother had a baby out of wedlock. It was a strict taboo back then and to cover it up they'd invent stories like this. Nothing to do with inbreeding, six thumbs or granddads shagging mums ... it's just a cover up for the shame of having a baby out of wedlock in a strictly catholic country.

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Post by Tenbury » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:36 pm

If this is too much of a tangent, mods pls delete, but I need a bit of advice /help/encouragement.

I'm researching my uncle (I'm the youngest child of a youngest child, so its all records based, everyone's long snuffed it).
He was a POW who didn't survive the Death Railway. I think I've found the grave in the Commonwealth War Graves (I've always had a photo of it) but I can't even find a birth certificate,and his army records are conflicting on his birthdate,and there seems to be no official birth certificate (my gran was a single mother of 7, who often sailed very close to the wind).
So,main question: Ancestry are pretty crap,IMO,has anyone tried 'Find my Past'? Any other alternatives?

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Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:08 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Yes - it does have a bearing. I'd say that it's true. Especially if he's from rural Ireland. Happened to my brother-in-law. His "aunt" turned out to be his sister. Why? Because his mother had a baby out of wedlock. It was a strict taboo back then and to cover it up they'd invent stories like this. Nothing to do with inbreeding, six thumbs or granddads shagging mums ... it's just a cover up for the shame of having a baby out of wedlock in a strictly catholic country.
Galway County. I think the child would have been conceived in the late 40s. I think this explanation is most plausible. I will let my boss jump to his own conclusions though and hopefully settle on whichever he finds the least distressing.

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iLoveLasagne wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Galway County. I think the child would have been conceived in the late 40s. I think this explanation is most plausible. I will let my boss jump to his own conclusions though and hopefully settle on whichever he finds the least distressing.
Galway would be rural in this context. It's a pretty tough thing to get over and it certainly took my brother in law a good while to get over. I don't think there's any shame in it, it's just the realisation that someone you once thought was someone isn't that person.

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Post by Coops » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:30 pm

warp wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:26 pm
dude shags both mum and daughter, happens all the time, don't you guys watch porn??!?
That's right, he probably came round to fix the washing machine.

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Post by Georgee Paris » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:21 pm

My Mrs loves the long lost family program. I try to avoid watching it because I end up balling my eyes out.

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Post by Tenbury » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:39 pm

peter49uk wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Tenbury have tried
https://www.cofepow.org.uk/index.html
Peter, thankyou......I've just spent half an hour on that site, and signed up to it....thanks again :thup:

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Post by peter49uk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:40 pm

iLoveLasagne wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:20 am
I was reading about these ancestry test kits in the TV thread. Yesterday my boss received his result. When he logged into 23andMe's site he found something which unsettled him a bit.

His uncle was shown to be his half brother. Awkward :lol:

I can't quite get my head around the logistics of who may have slept with who yet. My boss looks very troubled right now.
Has his uncle any brothers or sisters for they should show a connection, other than that depends what side it is of his family his father may have had a relationship with his mother in-law (bosses nan). Also needs to look at ages of those concerned.
But it may be a mess up with dna, having said that we have ours on ancestry and we have found they do work making connection.

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Post by peter49uk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Not a problem tenbury, I have findmypast so if you still don’t get anywhere and if you wanted I would look for you save your ££££
I also joined that site my cousin died while a POW with the Japanese.

Also try https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl it’s free

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Post by wolf359 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:01 pm

It is all a con, believe none of it, there are loads of examples of it being wrong.

Twins sending stuff off and getting different results for example.

Modern Snake Oil salesmen

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