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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Surname Saturday

Last week's new "cousin matches" to my Ancestry DNA results have prompted me to add a few surnames to the list I've posted here several times in the past.  If you would like to determine the makeup of your own genetic DNA, and find some cousins, too, go to Ancestry.com and click on the DNA tab at the top of the page.  I submitted my DNA sample about a year ago, and got the results back about three weeks later.  What I found was this. My genetic ancestry is 67% Scandinavian, 7% Eastern European, and 26% British Isles. The test was easy and fast, and in less than a year, I already have over 100 "cousin matches. "


Atwood
Baskin
Baldridge
Branch
Coddington
Coggins
Fenner
Garrard
Gibson
Marble
Merriweather
Middleton
Motte
Neatherlin/Neatherland
Pettus
Porter
Ragland
Tighlman/Tilman/Tillman
Thornton
Tinsley
Trigleth
Williams



2 comments:

  1. Could you please explain "cousin matches"?

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    1. Cousin matches are familial genetic DNA matches. Depending on the similarity in DNA, you may get close cousin matches that theoretically could range from 1-2 cousins all the way up to 7-8th cousins. Most of mine have either been in the 3-4th, 5-6th, and 7-8th categories.

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