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    I have 71% less Neanderthal markers than the average 23andMe customer. Together we are almost average.


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    Oh, and I forgot, it said I had 58% more Neanderthal markers that the average 23 and me customer!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    I have 71% less Neanderthal markers than the average 23andMe customer. Together we are almost average.
    There are more Neanderthal jokes going around this house than you can imagine!
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    are your sons........"brother cousins?"

    OFF TOPIC (but I am in the off topic category, so what the heck)
    my cat TOBEY
    his mother and father were brother and sister.

    so that being incredibly creepy and just wrong has made for some interesting issues with this cat.


    so, robin....... have any unknown cousins contacted you or you contacting them?

    pegmeister...........are you related to the neanderthal in the geico commercial?

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    I love this!

    The kids did 23andme a few years ago and then convinced us to do it. 23andme recently up dated my ancestry-99.8% Ashkenazi, .1% Manchurian & Mongolian and .1% Sudanese which is inline with Ancestry DNA of 100% Ashkenazi which I did last year.

    The biggest surprise was that Stu and I came up as distant cousins! Both of us are Ashkenazi(basically meaning Eastern European Jews). There were a lot of small towns called shtetls and families generally stayed in the same area. There was a lot of intermarriages-siblings or cousins of one family marrying siblings or cousins of another family, etc. Because of this, we end up with a lot of DNA relatives-I have 1109 on 23andme and about 10x that on Ancestry. Our mom's sides come from the same areas of Lithuania and Belarus(one side from the same city 60 or 80 years apart) and our dad's sides are both from southern Poland. We believe we are related at least 5 great grandparents back, on both of our mom's sides. Anyway, on 23andme(he did not do Ancestry DNA) he is relative 1104 sharing .22% of DNA with me however; he thinks it is funny to tell people I am his "cousin wife".

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    Ha Ha Ha!!! Andrea, I wouldn’t dare tell Tom that one! He’ll torment me forever.
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    Good afternoon everyone,

    I have often wondered what the appeal of these ancestry kits is.

    To those satisfying a healthy curiosity, have fun. It may the natural skepticism that I have but I do have this feeling that a small number of those who use these kits are looking for the genealogical jackpot. You know, related to lords and ladies, complete with castles and oodles of cash.

    As I said earlier, have fun with it but keep an open mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Good afternoon everyone,

    I have often wondered what the appeal of these ancestry kits is.

    To those satisfying a healthy curiosity, have fun. It may the natural skepticism that I have but I do have this feeling that a small number of those who use these kits are looking for the genealogical jackpot. You know, related to lords and ladies, complete with castles and oodles of cash.

    As I said earlier, have fun with it but keep an open mind.

    Glenn
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    I just thought it would be interesting. It was fun to see if the results would match what I always knew about my background. We also did the health portion to see if we were predisposed for any diseases, things like Alzheimer’s etc. Never crossed my mind to look for Royal connections.
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    hahaha royal connections.

    I already know

    however I do know that Jackie Gleason was a 2nd cousin to my grandmother

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    Andrea, I like 'brother cousins"

    I have been working on genealogy stuff for a few years and I have found mostly 3rd and greater cousins through research. However, some of those names(and 2nd cousins) have popped up in the 23andme and Ancestry DNA and we have shared what we know. There are others who come up as close cousins that have no relationship I can find. I found a cousin on my dad's side through research and at the same week she appeared on 23andme. Her great-grandfather and my grandfather were brothers. Her mom and her uncle survived the Holocaust but did not know any body else did(all from the same town). My dad and uncles had their family listed in the town's memorial book as perished. It was nice to find her, but sad to know our parent's generation did not know their cousins had survived. I seem to get contacted in spurts. I could go weeks without someone contacting me then I'll get three in a week.

    The strangest one was a guy born in the mid 80's who comes up as a 2nd to 4th cousin. He was a "sperm donor baby" and was looking for his father. He wanted me to send him a list of all the males in my family who are now between the ages of 50 and 75 who were in the Philadelphia area in the early 80s. I wouldn't do that for so many reasons.

    Glen: I did it for several reason: 1) fun 2) since my dad was a Holocaust survivor, I was hoping maybe someone lived that our family did not know about and I would find a long lost relative.

    No royal connections , but we both have some family who are or were(or married to) well know or made significant contributions in their fields.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    predisposed for any diseases, things like Alzheimer’s etc.
    I forgot about that...…!
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    My DNA is uninteresting, I think i’m related to Otzi the iceman. My wife on other hand is Aruban, so our kids are from scattered parts of the planet. I always wanted to send out a sample, but mostly for physiological and health reasons (fast twitch fiber composition, cardiovascular etc), but I’m still reluctant to give away my DNA


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