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I'm a Scot! Omigod!

Discussion in 'Genealogy and Personal History' started by Evangelicalhumanist, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Hey, @Revoltingest , I though you should be the first to know. Ancestry DNA has just updated my genealogical background, and it turns out that I am now exactly 50% Scot, 37% English, 5% each Ireland and Wales, and 3% Norwegian in terms of my genetic makeup.

    After having discovered family for the first time in life at the ripe old age of 70, I've now managed to build up my genealogical tree to well over 200 individuals, going back to 1760. Not bad for an orphan who always thought he had some native blood in him.

    Hell, I've been meeting new relations through this thing for 2 1/2 years now, and think it'll never stop! Pandora's Box be damned!
     
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  2. Jaiket

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    Ah, another one of the chosen I see. Well you best start getting used to deep fried confectionary and sporting failure if you're going to be one of us. ;)
     
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  3. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I already meet (perhaps exceed) the sporting failure criterion.
     
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    I got Scottish DNA, too. I also have mormons in my family, so they traced my roots back 400 years. I have a coat of arms, a family crest, and I can trace my roots all the way back to Glasgow. Geneology is a bit of a passion of mine. :D

    I did my test with Living DNA. My roots are 66.4% Brittish (17.6% Scottish), 23.5 Germanic (Northern Germany/Sweden), and 10% Tuscan.

    I'm sure those numbers will change once their population base grows. It's already changed once. I might do Ancestry DNA, since they are the best and most accurate, but meh... I'm a little wary of them and their business practices.

    Edit: I do like how they can connect you with distant family, though... Ancestry DNA has some cool features!
     
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    Here's a gift of a thistle for you:

     
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    As will my son...looks as if he will be starting uni at St Andrew's next year if the exams go to plan. Many years ago my brothers and I did once see deep fried pizza on the menu, in a chippie in Helensburgh. :D
     
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    All good...except the Scot part...means you're related the Revolting One, before the family tree started to branch out again...:cool:o_O:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:
     
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    How do I eat from this forbidden tree and become part of it?
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    There's a lot of us about. I'm only 25% Scots but that's enough for me to enjoy fried haggis
     
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    Congratulations to your son!
     
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    I should be in Scotland now, but COVID restrictions are preventing the journey.
    Love the place.
     
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    You're a natural Scot by the sounds of it!

    So the other criteria are hating the Tories and fanatically supporting whoever England are playing at football. Also 'football' is the game where you use your 'feet' to kick a 'ball'.

    I think that covers it.
     
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    Most people have some Scottish. I'm not sure how it happened.
     
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    Probably due to two things:

    - We've a significant diaspora - there are more Americans who identify as Scottish than there are people in Scotland.

    - We were partners in one of the most successful and widespread of all looting cruises i.e. the British Empire.
     
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  16. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Just order a kit. You spit in a little vial and send it off to Ireland, and within just a couple of weeks, you'll have results. I actually got an email message from my niece, who I had never even heard of, BEFORE I got my results. Ancestry has a huge database, and they will notify you if they find anyone in it to within about 5th-6th cousin or so. (In my case, my own half-sister came back as 1st cousin, because we share a father, but not mother.)

    You can order the kit online at ancestry.com
     
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    Tough. We can't ALL be Han.
     
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    In spite of our best efforts...:rolleyes:
     
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    I can be a Ham though!
     
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    Yeah the wheel comes full circle. I was born in Edinburgh and spent my childhood holidays on the Firth of Clyde, but lived in London (and overseas) most of my life, and now he goes back to study. I had a grandfather who was a prof at Glasgow long ago. So it will be nice to renew the connection. If the exams go to plan, in the year of Covid........
     
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