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I just got my ancestry DNA results back and it says that I have 2% African DNA. Does this mean that I have African ancestry?
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+Dan Edwards but the 2% would show up as a more recent within the last 10 generations,correct?

What are the range bars and what do they do?
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Mark Raimondi

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Great grandpa raimondi

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Susan Hitchens

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Karen Roberts

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Trying to find the identity of this woman. Early 1900's in Newman, IL. Possibly Eliza Sizemore Myers, wife of William E Myers.
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how do I do the DNA test
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go to ancestory.com and they will send you a swab and the things you find out are CRAZY!
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How did Americans celebrate Independence Day in Ireland during the Civil War? The new post looks at how those from the U.S. spent 4th July in Cork Harbour, back in 1862.
Just as Americans today celebrate 4th of July–their Independence Day– wherever they find themselves around the World, such was also the case in foreign climes during the American Civil War. Cork Ha…
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Tim Fratto

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He's Mr. Vice President to us. But he's also the proud descendant of Kitty Finnegan and Edward Francis Blewitt. No matter who we are today, we all come from a line of people and places that shaped us. Vice President Biden has a rich Irish heritage, and he's making his first official trip to the ...
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Brian G Foote

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I live in Phoenix, AZ.


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Family research often brings together funny family stories... Well none less than Fidel Castro features in ours... when he got on the wrong side of my mother!

http://www.writingsinrhyme.com/index.php/fidel-castro-meets-a-country-girl/

Never cross an Irish girl. Especially if she is from Longford! 
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I agree 
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Memije clan
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Erma Chambers

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My mother name was Luvenia Chambers my father name was Earnest Carter
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Haven't found Ernest Carter .. but do have some on the Chambers that I came up with a couple hours work ..... basics back 6 gen ....
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The story of my grandmother Lula Horn (1883-1986) who raised me from a young four year old girl to a pre-teen. Grandmother Lula made beautiful quilts from the clothes of her ancestors and other loved ones. I sat in my grandmother's front yard under the tall oak tree listening to the stories of these people as she sewed their clothes into my quilt of souls. All of my grandmother's blood relatives with the exception of her children and grandchildren were either sold into slavery (brothers) before she was born. Her only known sister Ella, was born at the tail end of slavery after Grandma Lula's mother thought she'd never have other children particularly, after spending years lamenting over her three sons that were sold away and never heard from again.. At the tender age of sixteen, Ella died a grueling death after being beaten by the hands of her parents ex-slave owner. Immediately after witnessing Ella's death, her father disappeared in the middle of the night running from his grief, her mother died that same night from a broken heart. Lula's lineage was lost forever. I've always prayed that one day, I would be able to find her ancestors, however, the bind was so severed, the possibilities of this happening I thought was probably nil. Grandma was born in Hattiesburg/Laurel Mississippi in 1886 on the Young Plantation. I recently found out from my 90 year old mother who is suffering from dementia and her sister Phyllis are the only living family members who have any information on my grandmother's lost family. They also knew that Grandmother Lula had another sister named Edna/Ellen/Ella House. This was supposedly Emma's daughter by another Slave Owner by the name of House. For years my mother and her sister have been very tight-lipped about events that were passed down from long ago, they would rather take this information to their grave. My Grandma Lula Young shows up in the 1900 Census Report at the age 14 and working as a nursemaid to the Williams family.

The 1910 Census reveals that she was married to her first husband Moses Faulkner who tragically died early in their marriage. But also in the household is Edna House. These stories are consistent with the stories that Grandma Lula passed on to me with the exception of Ella, Ellen or Edna House. She married my grandfather Edgar Horn in the mid 1920's and moved to Livingston, Alabama.

Grandma never discussed the House family probably for obvious reasons. I would love to connect the dots with grandma Lula's family. My mother obviously knows more but even with dementia, she shuts down. Who is Edna/Ella/Ellen House? When I first began this search, my mother told me that Ellen House was my grandmother's surrogate family. In talking to my mother over the last fifteen years trying to piece together the story of Grandma's lineage, I can sense the tension in her voice. I could see and feel her agony and uneasiness in discussing that part of her family history, particularly since my Mother was born in 1925; very close to the action. However, on Saturday, this was the first time in my life that she slipped up and began discussing Ellen or Edna/Ella House being the sister of my grandmother, of course you could have knocked me over with a straw. I heard her frustration in trying to keep these two issues separate, but why now after all these years? I have submitted my DNA which will open many possibilities. I mention the three names because in her mind, she intermingles all three of them which I find very curious.

I have shared my story in Genealogy groups and continue to receive amazing suggestions and overwhelming responses. I continue to hope that Hattiesburg, MS will provide the needed answers and/or maybe someone out there will recognize my story.
www.quiltofsouls.org
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This why personal family history make excellent history. Sharing is beautiful clues
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JaKobi Burton

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Great news everybody! Ancestry just released a new update where it will list on a member profile if that person in your DNA matches! There is also a link there to view the match. Ancestry listened another one of my ideas!!!
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JD
Well alrighty then. Now that we understand each other, and I do understand you, I'll rephrase the question. Why would you want to subscribe? You would pay your money and get "nothing".

BTW, where else do you troll?
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I have been having trouble accessing Ancestry.com all day. Are they having technical difficulty? I can access any other that I try. I'm using Windows 10.
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I can get logged in okay, but have other complaints. I don't know if maintenance is the problem, but I find Ancestry lately is not operating well. I get lots of "page temporarily unavailable" or "oops we're having trouble viewing that record." The hiccups don't last long, but they slow everything down and are annoying. Too many users that they can't handle? 
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Mark Rabideau

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ManyRoads' "Genealogy: Getting Started" page has been revised & updated. If you are looking to update/ upgrade your genealogy & research skills, for free, this page might help.
http://www.many-roads.com/tips-opinions-pointers/genealogy-getting-started/
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Mary Deerheim

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Praise the LORD AND GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU ALWAYS.
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The new post looks at the last letters of a man from another immigrant group, the Scots. Frank Stewart's Graham's poignant correspondence reveals his deep love for his wife and children, and for the cause which he served.
My work on the widows and dependent pension files of American Civil War soldiers has revealed many hundreds of letters relating to Irish emigrants in the Union military. During the course of my res…
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I have a relative who was King of Scotland
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June Higgins

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Is anyone else having trouble with syncing Ancestry and FamilyTreeMaker for Mac? A couple of weeks ago I had trouble because Ancestry kept telling me "Page Not Available." Then I discovered that my online tree had many duplicate people. Software MacKiev gave me the latest version, but that keeps crashing when I try to sync or merge duplicates. Now I'm trying to find duplicates in the list of persons in my online tree, but sometimes Ancestry has trouble merging the people. The hated "Page not available" shows up again. Does Ancestry just have too many subscribers to service us well?
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Yes! I was trying today to get on the message boards and couldn't. It's getting worse and worse.
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Hey question have grandad who was first territorial judge for Nebraska how do I look where for info on this wit at dead end
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 17 million Indiana genealogy records have been digitized through a partnership between state officials and Ancest…
http://wlfi.com/2016/06/02/ancestry-com-digitizes-17m-vital-records-under-indiana-deal/

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 17 million Indiana genealogy records have been digitized through a partnership between state officials and Ancestry.com.
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