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Bob Donahue
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Scientist, Web Developer, Software Engineer, self-described Data Addict
Scientist, Web Developer, Software Engineer, self-described Data Addict

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DNA Results #2 - confirmation of... the same unexpected result?
As I mentioned before, I went and splurged on a 23andMe DNA test to correlate with the Ancestry one.   I did this because my DNA breakdown from Ancestry didn't match my expectations: 75% British/Irish (the Donahue and Hall lines, plus Bradish) 25% French Bu...
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Where things are now...
I've (finally) finished the first- and second-generation Acadiens. Whew! This was a lot of work, because most of my typical work flow had to be adjusted: the LaFrance doesn't have the Acadian records (since they only map Québec parishes).   Ancestry has som...
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Genomic Collapse is a Bitch
Sometimes distant cousins marry. Sometimes not-so-distant cousins marry. And then there's Jamie and Cersei Lannister, but that's another story. In any case when this happens, the existence of shared ancestors begins to shrink down the number of people in th...
Genomic Collapse is a Bitch
Genomic Collapse is a Bitch
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I think I know how to find Célina Boulé
It occurred to me last night as I was falling asleep that I might be able to use the DNA results to identify Célina Boulé's parents. It's something of a long-shot, but given this tree: starting with my grandmother, what we're trying to find is the set of 3r...
I think I know how to find Célina Boulé
I think I know how to find Célina Boulé
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Estimating variance based on family DNA
So I'm still curious about the DNA results... I'm thinking that the lack for French ethnicity might be due to a weird roll of the dice in terms of the DNA makeup I inherited from my father and mother.   Part of this comes from comparison to a first cousin: ...
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DNA results - part 2 - distant cousins
So one of the OTHER "features" of the DNA testing is that it's supposed to help you identify potential distant cousins based on likely common ancestors. From the Ancestry.com side of things, this is something of a bust too.   At least for me. I've got 55,00...
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DNA Result are in... What the hell?
So I get my Ancestry DNA results. 59% Ireland/Scotland/Wales  32% Great Britain 8% Other I expected: 50% English (based on the Bradish/Murphy and the Hall/Murphy lines, but see below) 25% Irish (Donahue line) 25% Frence (Guimond line) Where's the French? No...
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Hey! Wait a minute...
So I'm knee-deep in Acadians.   The records are tricky because once the English invaded and started forcibly removing them, they moved around.   A lot. Many escaped to Québec, others ended up back to France.   Some settled elsewhere in the Saint-Lawrence Ri...
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Phase 1 1/2: The Acadiens
So, I've got about 25-30 Acadien familes (from generations 8 to 15) to do. Not sure how successful this will be because there isn't quite the comprehensive indexing that there is for the Québec familes: some of them are in the PRDH, but typically not in Laf...
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