Anyone find something funny in their DNA test?

Page 4 of 5<12345>
January 8th, 2018 at 7:07:51 PM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 344
Posts: 12488
Quote: Pacomartin
I understand. Many of the earlier settlers of Pennsylvania, including some of my ancestors, came from the Palatinate region which is now considered Germany, but iwhose inhabitants cannot be distinguished from French.


Don't tell the French, but the dominant population in the region from late antiquity onward were Germanic tribes, namely the Franks, who largely displaced the native Gallic tribes (those that hadn't been displaced by Latin tribes when Rome conquered the area anyway).

The odd thing is they adopted Latin rather than impose their own language, so France wound up with a Romance language rather then a Germanic one.


Quote:
But Scandinavian is quite distinct ethnically from French/German.


Scandinavians got around, too, though later in recorded history. They just didn't settle as widely, and two of their famous settlements, Vinland and Greenland, eventually collapsed.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
January 8th, 2018 at 7:14:52 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 115
Posts: 13612
Quote: Nareed
Scandinavians got around, too, though later in recorded history. They just didn't settle as widely,


If you've ever been to Europe,
it's amazing how small it is
compared to the US. You have
all these countries with common
borders. Like Germany, France,
Spain, Italy, and so many more,
and they all speak an entirely
different language. This means
that for a very very long time
people didn't travel at all, they
lived in isolation long enough
to invent an entirely different
language for themselves. This
is incomprehensible to me, and
fascinating.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 8th, 2018 at 8:58:53 PM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
Threads: 53
Posts: 5743
Quote: Nareed
Scandinavians got around, too, though later in recorded history. They just didn't settle as widely, and two of their famous settlements, Vinland and Greenland, eventually collapsed.
They had impact though. Book of Common Praryer :Save us o Lord from the wrath of the Norsemen.
Viking construction techniques in Canada and Britanny.
January 11th, 2018 at 6:04:31 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 799
Posts: 9540


That's my grandfather on the right (1913-1981) and his brother on the left. That is their first cousin in the middle and the aunt.

You can see why I was surprised when my brother's DNA test showed up 10% Scandinavian.

The other branches are Spanish, Hungarian, and French/West German. The suspicion falls on the Arab side because their sisters had fair skin and light colored hair.


My grandfather told me that he was sometimes confused with Boris Karloff.
January 11th, 2018 at 6:17:56 AM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 106
Posts: 7754
Quote: Evenbob
People's egos love this
kind of stuff. I remember in the
70's my mothers 2nd husband paid
a couple thousand for research into
his geneology and most of it was just
ego stroking BS to try and get even
more money out of him. He lapped
it all up like starving dog, it was really
a sight to see.


You would be amazed how much research is now public in places like ancestry.com. People love doing this research. I can't tell you how much I have found in my job. Once I found an entire will transcribed from handwriting to typed. Saved me lots of guesswork. Another guy I could not find his will, reason was he died in a CSA POW camp. These were guys with some kind of prominence but they were not at all famous. And it all came from people searching public records.

If we were really teaching students how to "think" in college, we might teach some of this. It is how historians write the history.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
January 11th, 2018 at 11:10:27 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 115
Posts: 13612
Quote: AZDuffman
You would be amazed how much research is now public in places like ancestry.com. .


On an ep of Frasier, they thought they
had Russian royalty in the past and it
turned out their maternal great grandma
was a Russian whore. I have no interest
in geneology, it's always a disappointment.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 11th, 2018 at 11:12:05 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 115
Posts: 13612
Quote: Pacomartin
That is their first cousin in the middle


Their cousin was a mob boss? Isn't
that Guido Caropone?
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 11th, 2018 at 12:13:03 PM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 799
Posts: 9540
Quote: Evenbob
Their cousin was a mob boss? Isn't that Guido Caropone?


This family is Syrian, not Italian. Here are my great grandparents.


It is very difficult to imagine they are part Scandinavian even if they had some light skinned fair haired daughters.
January 11th, 2018 at 12:36:44 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 115
Posts: 13612
Quote: Pacomartin
This family is Syrian, not Italian.


He has mob boss hair. I think
I saw him on The Soprano's..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 11th, 2018 at 3:16:44 PM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 799
Posts: 9540
Quote: Evenbob
He has mob boss hair. I think
I saw him on The Soprano's..


I'm not saying my family didn't have connections, I'm just saying they weren't Italian.

Page 4 of 5<12345>