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Old Jan 4th 2018, 5:22 pm
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There is a Kevin Spacey, Judy Dentch movie that i recently watched that was filmed in Nova Scotia. I'm sure most of the characters were Irish or Scottish descendants.
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Originally Posted by Floridablues View Post
There is a Kevin Spacey, Judy Dentch movie that i recently watched that was filmed in Nova Scotia. I'm sure most of the characters were Irish or Scottish descendants.
I suppose the clue is in the name: "New Scotland".

However, there is only one true representation of Nova Scotia and that is Sunnyvale Trailer Park
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My husband and I did 23andMe at the start of December and are waiting for our results. We should get them by mid to late January. My dads mum used to always go on about her having a Native American ancestor, but with my freckles, blue eyes and red tint to my hair, it sure doesn't look like any of it got to me if it is true.
From doing my family tree online I found that my ancestors were all over the place, so I am expecting Scottish (I was born in Edinburgh and both my parents are Scots), English, Irish, Scandinavian, French, Italian, and Danish. My husband's mothers family didn't seem to leave Northamptonshire and we got back to the 1700s doing her family tree and they were all still there! His dads family were mailing milling around England, Ireland, France and Italy.
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While I know I have no North American ancestry as I'm basically all Scottish, I'd still love to know why my genetic community was expanded to show Nova Scotia, unless that was just a common place for Scots to migrate to in the past.

Apparently it tells me I have a bunch of possible 3rd to 10th (or something) cousins floating around on the site as well, but I'm not sure just how related we all actually are.
I think Nova Scotia was a very common place for emigration from Scotland as I have heard there is a dialect of Gaelic called Canadian Gaelic .
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Originally Posted by morpeth View Post
I think Nova Scotia was a very common place for emigration from Scotland as I have heard there is a dialect of Gaelic called Canadian Gaelic .
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Here is a native american dna test that is interesting experts at the moment.
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
Agree about LDS baptism. (LSD baptism sounds like it could have unpredictable results.)

As for our ancestors - in 1800, there were probably approximately 300 people around who were my direct ancestors. (Well, maybe 600 or 1,000, since at any one time two or three generations are living?) The chance of at least one of them being a Native American, or having Native American ancestry is probably substantial.
I am just amazed that so many of them are on BE

Now my husband and two sisters were all married to Native Americans. His first wife was pure Lakota so his three children all have 1/2 Native DNA. His two sisters' children have less than 50% as their native fathers had European ancestors in their mix.

Me, none. My ancestors did not step foot in the Americas until 1880. And then they ventured no further than the Bronx to the south and Beacon, NY to the north.

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Looks like prices have come down a lot since I looked last.

$129 CAD for ancestry and 23 and me is $249 for ancestry and health.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
Looks like prices have come down a lot since I looked last.

$129 CAD for ancestry and 23 and me is $249 for ancestry and health.
Might be the tail end of a sale though.

Here in the US they are still offering 'buy 3, get the 4th free', albeit at a slightly higher price of $79.00, compared to I think $59.00 before Christmas.

We bought a bunch of them for presents this year. Have one waiting for my dad to take when he comes out in the summer.
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DNA doesn't care whose name is written in the father section of the birth certificate. My mum's friend found out that her dad wasn't her real dad after a blood test, but with both parents dead she has no idea what the circumstances were. Family tree says one thing, reality is often hushed up.
I had the opposite, sort of. My parents maintained my father was my actual father, but they were still married, albeit separated, to other people when I was born, and the claimed dates of separation on my mum's side were close enough to my likely conception date that I always suspected that her estranged husband was my actual birth father (my grandfather insisted that she register him as my father on my birth certificate).

My cousin on my dad's side also did the Ancestry DNA and it confirmed we were indeed first cousins and so my father was my birth father. He had to legally adopt me when I was about 5 or 6 though. I wonder if I could get Kew to change the original birth certificate now, but as my parents are both deceased now it's not really worth pursuing.
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Results are in and exactly what i'd hoped for! My partner who was adopted at birth in Minneapolis Minnesota is also very excited with her results as she's discovered she is a true Viking! Mine came back as i hoped being born and raised in England and not meeting my American father until a few years ago.
My DNA...51% Gt Britain..and pinpointed southern England where i was born.
24% West Europe...where one side of my fathers grandparents arrived from.
8% Ireland/Scotland/Wales..where his other 'folks' arrived from. The rest..i'm all mutt!!
My partner...46% Scandinavian...which she hoped. 19%..Ireland/Scotland/Wales..also makes her happy..18%..Gt Britain..err! and 7%. Europe West.
Amazed i was pinpointed to southern England and in particular East Anglia!
Worth the money for us.
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The tests aren't very accurate - if you use different services, you get different results.

In a similar vein to Englishmum's post, this is sinister stuff.
When you provide them with your DNA sample, you're also giving these companies the rights to your DNA. And they can sell your personal data.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...he-fda-thinks/

https://www.wcpo.com/news/national/h...cestry-23andme

Just throwing this in for Sultan; In conspiracy circles, there's a theory the intelligence agencies are working in partnership with these companies to mine this information.
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Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
Just throwing this in for Sultan; In conspiracy circles, there's a theory the intelligence agencies are working in partnership with these companies to mine this information.
Thanks. I guess ...

But what do the Ancient Astronaut Theorists say? I bet they say yes, they always do
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Thanks. I guess ...

But what do the Ancient Astronaut Theorists say? I bet they say yes, they always do
Just think about it, though. When a person willingly provides their data to these companies, these companies are going to sell it to insurance companies and they're going to say, "Oh, we're not insuring you because you are likely to get X disease. Or you're going to have to pay $$$$$$$ because you're higher risk."

It's bad news, people. I would stop using these services until there are ethical guidelines drawn up.
I hate to be a Debbie Downer but it sounds like the toothpaste is out of the cat for some of you.
I'm passionate about this because of the police DNA database in Britain which is completely ****ed up in my libertarian opinion.

Sultan, if you read Zecharia Sitchin's Twelfth Planet books, or The Gods of Eden by William Bramley, you'll realize that it's somewhat (not very) likely that the Annunaki (principally, Enki and Anki - or was it Enlil?) tinkered with caveman DNA to produce the modern homo sapien sapien. They're the original DNA tweakers.

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Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
Just think about it, though. When a person willingly provides their data to these companies, these companies are going to sell it to insurance companies and they're going to say, "Oh, we're not insuring you because you are likely to get X disease. Or you're going to have to pay $$$$$$$ because you're higher risk."
I'm in a group plan, fam, makes no odds to me.

But yeah, I'm not sure 'they' are going to do jack shit with my tiny vial of goz, whoever 'they' are. I shall remain cynical as always, because I'll be dead in 40 years anyway so WGAF.

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It's bad news, people. I would stop using these services until there are ethical guidelines drawn up. I'm passionate about this because of the police DNA database in Britain which is completely ****ed up in my libertarian opinion.
I'm in the Illuminati anyway, I'm fine. Source: had Taco Bell for dinner last week.

Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
Sultan, if you read Zecharia Sitchin's Twelfth Planet books, or The Gods of Eden by William Bramley, you'll realize that it's somewhat (not very) likely that the Annunaki (principally, Enki and Anki - or was it Enlil?) tinkered with caveman DNA to produce the modern homo sapien sapien. They're the original DNA tweakers.
Ancient Aliens is the shit as far as entertaining TV goes, but while I fully believe there is intelligent alien life somewhere in the Universe, I am not convinced that the scale (not just of space, but of time) involved would lead me to believe they have managed to visit the Earth, even as a pure coincidence.

Interesting as it may be, just doesn't hold water for me.
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