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Old 10-13-2008, 11:41 AM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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One of my cousins on my mom's side got the test done and it turns out that line comes from Isle of Skye Scotland via Ulster County Ireland - aka Ulster Scots. We are related to several of the High Kings of early Ireland as well as some of the soliders at the Battle of Bannockburn under Robert the Bruce

Anyone else got the DNA test done?
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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damn i didnt even know you could do that..
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Where can I go get it done?
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:41 PM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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It cost a lot, so I'm glad a cousin did it out of his pocket

Genealogical DNA test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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High Kings, eh? Well, well.
Is this like when someone has the past life regression? It always seems like the result is that you were some sort of royalty, great warrior or somesuch. It always makes me wonder...don't the manure rakers or outhouse scrubbers ever reincarnate?
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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I know someone who had it done for free, through the Nat'l Geographic program. The only problem with it is it only traces the pure paternal or maternal lines, i.e. father's father's father's etc. and mother's mother's mother'e etc. So, it leaves out a lot of possible ancestry. By the time you go back 8 generations, it's only 1/8th of the total picture.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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Let's see.... my mom's side is from Algeria, then moved to Egypt during the french occupation somehow everyones names had a French influence but that's besides the point. One of my grandparents is Welsh making my mom half Algerian. My dad's side comes from the Campbell clan from Scotland and the Schnapp family of Germany. My dads family were all abolishionists in the Appallachians of Kentucky. Somewhere mixing in a little native american blood. I am Algerian, Egyptian, Welsh, Scottish, German, some Irish and Cherokee. I don't need a DNA test, unless it will tell me im related to Nefertiti, otherwise I don't care.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Boston
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john adams/ john quincy adams
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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a.p. hill (right hand man of robert e. lee) is someone i am directly blood related to. on his death bed, Stonewall Jackson deliriously called for A.P. Hill to "prepare for action"; some histories have recorded that Lee also called for Hill in his final moments ("Tell Hill he must come up.") that's all i got!

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Old 10-17-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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My sister-in-law and I have been wanting to do this but it's expensive. I think it would be very interesting. One of these days maybe......
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