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Old 02-22-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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i did my dna to 111 markers on the y test, and match with hundreds, close to thousand of people with a common surname in scotland, out of all those matches, about 75 are 100% match 111 out of 111 markers.

well the deal is, the surname is not mine, not even close, but my surname can't be found in scotland. also every one i found in united states with my surname can be trace back to one guy in 1640
It sounds like you are dealing with a non-paternal event. I think your paternal line is really Scottish!

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Old 02-22-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Found out my great grandmother's maiden name and her hometown. Found a couple of immigration documents too, one of them documented her as a 4'6 man. Quite a typo I must say...

Her husband's origin has my interest lately. I looked up his surname on EllisIsland.org and all of the others with his surname are from Russia, yet he was from Poland. Also found his draft card that he signed around 1940, kind of strange because he was about 55 at the time though maybe the rules were different for immigrants that spoke German...
Throughout many years in Poland's history, it didn't exist as an independent nation, and can be very confusing in genealogical research. On census forms, many of my ancestors are listed as being from Germany-Poland, Austria-Poland, or Russia-Poland, depending on which area of Poland they were from, and who was ruling it at the time.

The rules for the WWII draft included everybody, no matter which language they spoke! The draft that your g-grandfather had to sign up for was called "the old man's draft" -- all men from ages 45-64 had to register! I have no idea if/how many of them were called up.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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The rules for the WWII draft included everybody, no matter which language they spoke! The draft that your g-grandfather had to sign up for was called "the old man's draft" -- all men from ages 45-64 had to register! I have no idea if/how many of them were called up.
"The Old Man's Draft" | Newberry

"The Fourth Registration, or Old Manís Registration, was held on April 27, 1942. The purpose of this registration was to collect information on the industrial capacity and skills of men who were born between April 27, 1877 and February 16, 1897 (ages 45 to 64). It was not intended that these men be drafted into military service but to determine if their labor skills could be used in the war effort. The registration would provide a complete inventory of manpower resources in the United States."
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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"The Old Man's Draft" | Newberry

"The Fourth Registration, or Old Manís Registration, was held on April 27, 1942. The purpose of this registration was to collect information on the industrial capacity and skills of men who were born between April 27, 1877 and February 16, 1897 (ages 45 to 64). It was not intended that these men be drafted into military service but to determine if their labor skills could be used in the war effort. The registration would provide a complete inventory of manpower resources in the United States."
Now it makes sense -- thanks for the info!
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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playing around with gedmatch, another dna match site, i downloaded my ancestry.com raw data to the site and it pulled up my great aunt, grandson, that lives in a town my dad grew up in. This is a person I never met
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:19 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Did you DNA to 111 markers, where? GEDmatch? Have a web site link for others to do the same?
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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i was unhappy with ancestry.com dna. so I had another done with ftdna. its the one i did 11 markers. The ancestry though is bringing up others in my tree, the ftdna is bringing up matches before 1600
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Just found a load of Orphans Court records of my ancestors, mostly property disputes I think.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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Found this on our room that has many many things ...

It's dated all the way back to the 10th century

I can clearly see about a dozen different handwritings in this.

Along with this I found many other neat documents of land, titles, etc of the century XIII

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: On the Group W bench
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Found this on our room that has many many things ...

It's dated all the way back to the 10th century

I can clearly see about a dozen different handwritings in this.

Along with this I found many other neat documents of land, titles, etc of the century XIII
That wins the prize for awesomest thing on this thread.
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