• How come so many American people are descended from British monarchs?

    I have just found out that Meghan Markle has ancestry that includes a King Robert I of Scotland and King Edward III of England. How come there are so many royal descendants who are just from ordinary backgrounds?
    I have just found out that Meghan Markle has ancestry that includes a King Robert I of Scotland and King Edward III of England. How come there are so many royal descendants who are just from ordinary backgrounds?
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is my grandmothers ethnic descent?

    What is my grandmothers ethnic descent?

    my fathers side of the family always wondered what descent our grandma was since she was adopted. what would you all think?
    my fathers side of the family always wondered what descent our grandma was since she was adopted. what would you all think?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Best most accurate ancestry company?

    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • How can we find out about my friend's ancestry ?

    When my friend Sam's father married his mother, she had two teenage daughters, Sharon and Lily . Sharon and Lily have bad memories of Sam's father . Sam's father claimed to be half Cherokee . I know somebody once called Sam's father a "half -- breed" . Sam trusted his father, so he... show more
    When my friend Sam's father married his mother, she had two teenage daughters, Sharon and Lily . Sharon and Lily have bad memories of Sam's father . Sam's father claimed to be half Cherokee . I know somebody once called Sam's father a "half -- breed" . Sam trusted his father, so he believed him about being half Cherokee . Sharon doesn't believe Sam's father was half Cherokee . She "doesn't think" he was registered with the Cherokee tribe . Sharon says Sam should take a DNA test from Ancestry.com, and Sam refuses . Sam and Sharon had a bad argument about it the other night . Can we find out the truth about Sam's father without a DNA test ? How would we have found out the truth about Sam's father fifty years ago ? Thank you in advance for your answers .
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • From where originates the surname of "Breezy"? is this maybe a pseudonym?

    Best answer: I checked FamilySearch.org (free site) and didn't look all of them. A few born outside the U.S., 2 were born in Germany and one born in Austria. Now it is very likely the name with through a spelling change for people after arriving in the US.
    Best answer: I checked FamilySearch.org (free site) and didn't look all of them. A few born outside the U.S., 2 were born in Germany and one born in Austria. Now it is very likely the name with through a spelling change for people after arriving in the US.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Does Ancestry.com test for Native American (specifically Chickasaw) DNA?

    I’m adopted, but I’ve always a fair amount of contact with my biological family, partly because I was older when I was adopted (almost 9). When I was a child, my paternal grandmother told me that my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother had been a Cherokee woman who traveled west on the Trail of... show more
    I’m adopted, but I’ve always a fair amount of contact with my biological family, partly because I was older when I was adopted (almost 9). When I was a child, my paternal grandmother told me that my great-great-great-great-great-great-grea... had been a Cherokee woman who traveled west on the Trail of Tears. That’s a pretty long way back, so when I took the Ancestry DNA test, I was expecting to see little or no Native American DNA. I wasn’t particularly surprised when I got my results back and Native American wasn’t even listed. I figured it was too far removed or possibly my grandma was misinformed. But then I started doing research into my family history, particularly on my birthfather’s side, and found out that my great great grandmother was born in the Chickasaw nation. I tried to do some research and couldn’t get a definitive answer, so, to anyone who might know—if I had Chickasaw DNA, would the Ancestry DNA test show it? Thanks!
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to find and contact the family members of a deceased friend?

    i have a close personal friend who died recently. the police have not contacted the living relative (father) of the deceased. I am in New Orleans and the family is supposedly from north Louisianan Wondering what websites or government offices are trustworthy and helpful to use in order to find a name number and... show more
    i have a close personal friend who died recently. the police have not contacted the living relative (father) of the deceased. I am in New Orleans and the family is supposedly from north Louisianan Wondering what websites or government offices are trustworthy and helpful to use in order to find a name number and address of my friend thank you
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • What's the cheapest alternative to Ancestry.com?

    Best answer: Uh... "Family Tree" DNA is slightly cheaper... but these things are more beneficial the more mainstream they are... i.e. more people submitting samples and being transparent about ancestry to add to the database. I've done Ancestry.com, 23andme and familytree... since I never knew my dad. 23andme... show more
    Best answer: Uh... "Family Tree" DNA is slightly cheaper... but these things are more beneficial the more mainstream they are... i.e. more people submitting samples and being transparent about ancestry to add to the database.

    I've done Ancestry.com, 23andme and familytree... since I never knew my dad.

    23andme has provided the most info. I think the colorful logo lures more people.

    I found an uncle and a 1st cousin, but they don't want to talk... so that part of it no website admins have control over. :-(
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Where can I get a DNA ancestry test done in Australia?

    I once again embarassed myself infront of my family. Why am I crying so easily?? How to stop it?!? For my eighteenth birthday. They cut a cake. And after the most minor issues that they accused me of being whinges about. I sat down and was taking photos of possible noticable tears in my eyes. Then my aunt sat next... show more
    I once again embarassed myself infront of my family. Why am I crying so easily?? How to stop it?!? For my eighteenth birthday. They cut a cake. And after the most minor issues that they accused me of being whinges about. I sat down and was taking photos of possible noticable tears in my eyes. Then my aunt sat next to me and I told her about tears in my eyes hoping nothing dramatic would happen. Then after a few questions here and there I just started breaking down crying. And the more worried my family members were and circling around me. The more I cried. And I m still crying and can t stop. My nose is red and it s that kind of crying when Yu start sniffing/hic up breathing. I couldn t stop. It s so embarassing. I wish I had a time machine to go back and stop myself. Because I see these family members almost everyday. Worst 18th cake cutting ever... How to hold back tears? It s so EMBARASSING. Everyone is worried. I just wish I didn t start basically BREAKING DOWN. And I can t stop because tears are just raining. How to avoid crying? I m in a stage/phase where whenever im uncomfortable or something so minor is making me emotional I get slightly teary eyes. And it only ever happens around family. Never people outside. Over the most minor issues Advice?!!
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • Ancestry.com results?

    I’m using ancestry DNA to find out if my mother was actually Bulgarian but I’m aware that they don’t actually list ‘Bulgaria’ as a result. What country would Bulgaria come under in the Ancestry DNA results? Some say Balkan but others are saying that they don’t actually list Balkan’s in the results either?
    I’m using ancestry DNA to find out if my mother was actually Bulgarian but I’m aware that they don’t actually list ‘Bulgaria’ as a result. What country would Bulgaria come under in the Ancestry DNA results? Some say Balkan but others are saying that they don’t actually list Balkan’s in the results either?
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • If I'm northern Italian do I have at least a drop of Spain blood in me?

    Like even a percent?
    Like even a percent?
    16 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do full-blooded and half-blooded Native Americans probably look at quarter-blooded people as just being white or are they mixed race too?

    Best answer: Judging a person's ancestry by "looks" is not too smart. Probably a lot of so called "quarter blooded" people look "full blooded" and a lot of "half blooded" people look "white." I put those terms in quotes as we really aren't related by blood even... show more
    Best answer: Judging a person's ancestry by "looks" is not too smart. Probably a lot of so called
    "quarter blooded" people look "full blooded" and a lot of "half blooded" people look "white."

    I put those terms in quotes as we really aren't related by blood even though those terms are used. We are related by our DNA and genes. Our DNA contains our genes. Most of our DNA is Autosomal. 44 of your 46 chromosomes are Autosomal. That is what determines how you look. You got it 50-50 from both parents but you and your siblings got different chunks from your parents. There usually will be some bias in what you inherited from grandmother and grandfather on both sides of the family and how you inherited that bias will not be how your siblings inherited it. An exception can be if you have an identical twin. You can have an ancestry but not the DNA from that ancestry and your brother or sister can have the DNA.

    I have noticed some people get so involved in pigmentation as to who a person looks like, they completely ignored other features. It is like Prince Harry. Because he has red hair some people want to say he looks like a friend of Diana's. However look directly into his face on photos and he looks like Charles and Philip. There was a young lady who worked where I worked that had light brown hair, blue eyes and was fair. She married a fella of Syrian ancestry and when theit son was born, people were saying, "he looks just like his father" because of his pigmentation. They failed to notice he had his mother's facial features.

    Get right down to it nobody is 'white." I was born with a skin cancer type pigmentation. I freckle and burn. I don't tan. Anytime you see me "white," call the morgue.

    As far as "black" people, the only source I have ever heard of making a definition was the Louisiana state legislature. After the civil war, Louisiana like other southern states passed laws forbidding marriage between "black" and "white." The Catholic Church then said, "Okay, define a white person."
    At first it was going to be something like someone who is no more than 1/152 black. However one state legislator from Orleans Parish was 1/76 black and since white people had privileges and rights black people didn't have, he wanted to make sure he was a "white" man when they were through so they changed it to be only 1/76 black. See, the Louisiana legislature made him a "white" man. A lot of people from Louisiana apparently think it is genetic law and it was just something the Louisiana
    state legislature defined.

    In the long run the tribes state you are a Native American if you have a CDIB card, like Maxi stated.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why are DNA tests from ancestry.com so specific when it comes to Europe, but so generic when it comes to Mexico?

    I'm Mexican, and I was so surprised of how specific my results were: 25 percent Spanish 14 percent French 7 percent Italian 4 percent Caucasus 3 percent European Jewish But when it comes to Mexico, my results are very generic: 45 percent Native Mexican Why are DNA tests from ancestry.com so specific... show more
    I'm Mexican, and I was so surprised of how specific my results were: 25 percent Spanish 14 percent French 7 percent Italian 4 percent Caucasus 3 percent European Jewish But when it comes to Mexico, my results are very generic: 45 percent Native Mexican Why are DNA tests from ancestry.com so specific when it comes to Europe, but so generic when it comes to Mexico? I want to know whether I come from Aztecs, Mayans, or another group. But the DNA results from Mexico are just lumped in a generic category.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where are your ancestors from? Did you know your great grandmother and great grandfather?

    Best answer: Ireland, Scotland and Sweden. I did know and can remember one great grandmother and two great grandfathers
    Best answer: Ireland, Scotland and Sweden. I did know and can remember one great grandmother and two great grandfathers
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is the surname Wood a Indian name?

    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is Ancestry DNA test worth it?

    Is it actually accurate?
    Is it actually accurate?
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What are some surnames ending in ello?

    9 answers · 3 weeks ago