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    As am working diligently on my genealogy, I have nearly 14,000 people on my website, although NOT all of these are related to me. However, I did do the DNA test, when they had a sale on it, & am now waiting for my results. IF I am correct in my figuring, I am mainly English, Scot, Irish, & a few other nationalities, which I do not know. I had an optometrist tell me a while ago, during my nursing school attendance, that he thought I would have come from around the Mediterranean, as I HAD dark hair & eyes. IF he could see me now!!!??!! Will report here, when I get the chart, or what-ever it is. All of us will now hold our breath.....Joan

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    Re: Waiting for DNA results from ANCESTRY.com

    I got my DNA test from Family Tree DNA. However I received very extensive genealogy on my line from John Henderson who believes I'm actually a McMillan from Argyll although for some time he thought I was actually a Boyd. It turned out to be a real detective story.

    You can see my genealogy at http://www.electricscotland.net/genealogy.htm

    The DNA showed more matches from England that from anywhere else.

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    I noticed that your Dad was living in Plant Street when he got married. This was just around the corner from where my parents moved to when I was 2 in 1947. I'm sitting here trying to remember the name of the street.....I know it was number 6 but the name escapes me at the moment. I drove past there about 10 years ago when I was over there just out of curiosity but it's all gone. They were very nice tenements with tiled closes, stained glass windows on the stairs and lovely wooden bannisters. I particularly remember that our door had an oval stained glass window depicting a boy fishing. I was about 9 when we moved from there. Just remembered the name, Craigmore Street. It was the eastern edge of Dennistoun. Parkhead Cross was within walking distance.

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    My folks took me to see their home in Glasgow and it was a semi-detached house and I do remember stained Glass window in the door.

    My father came from the Hoginfield area of Glasgow and my mother from Yoker. I mind there was a huge rhubarb field up from Hoginfield Loch.

    That's about all I remember.

    Alastair

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    I remember the rhubarb field too. It's long gone of course. Houses were built there years ago.

    Elda

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    It can be quite a shock when you go back after many years only to find big changes. I mind when I was at school at Dollar Academy we used to go to a special area for picnic teas where the river was deep enough for swimming. When I went back years later it had been converted to a reservoir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FriedaKateM View Post
    As am working diligently on my genealogy, I have nearly 14,000 people on my website, although NOT all of these are related to me. However, I did do the DNA test, when they had a sale on it, & am now waiting for my results. IF I am correct in my figuring, I am mainly English, Scot, Irish, & a few other nationalities, which I do not know. I had an optometrist tell me a while ago, during my nursing school attendance, that he thought I would have come from around the Mediterranean, as I HAD dark hair & eyes. IF he could see me now!!!??!! Will report here, when I get the chart, or what-ever it is. All of us will now hold our breath.....Joan
    As of the past few days...I finally did receive my DNA results!!!

    Feel that it is a tad bit more general for me than had thought, but here goes.....Region is Europe- 100%, IRELAND - 39%, EUROPE WEST 30%, SCANDINAVIA- 24%,

    IBERIAN PENINSULA -4%, GREAT BRITAIN - 2%, ITALY/GREECE - <1% And that's it. I have had many folks in my genealogy who appear to be IRISH, but I believe that the Europe West might include Scotland myself. According to my genealogy there's a lot of Scots! My kids are disappointed in our Native American lack.

    So, this was it. I did go on Ancestry in order to check my DNA against matches, & I appear to have some close "cousins", while also some 4th & 5th ones as well.

    So that's the ending of my DNA research. Take care to all. Joan PS: on my genealogy I have over 20,000 folks, although not each one is related, but might be a link between.

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    Re: Waiting for DNA results from ANCESTRY.com

    I don't think Europe west includes Scotland. It's more likely that the Great Britain percentage includes Scotland. That was 13% in mine but Europe west was only 1%. I know that my grandmother on my fathers side was a McLardy, a sept of the Macdonalds so this probably accounts for my 13% Great Britain. Wish they'd broken that up into Scotland, England & Wales.............maybe even Picts, Anglo Saxon etc.

    Elda

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    Well, Elda...My maternal grandparents did emigrate to the USA in 1907. He was from Sussex, around Brighton, and she was from Chelsea in London. So, I was able to hear their English accents. My grand-dad died when I was 17. My grandmother died in about 1962, but obviously (after knowledge gained) she died of Alzheimer's. So did my uncle, their youngest child. I am pleased with my DNA as I have already been in touch with a 3rd cousin in England. It's quite fun to see the percentages. Take care, Joan

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