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Can ‘junk DNA’ be tested to arrive at genealogy insights?

I’m intrigued as to how much ‘junk DNA’ differs between relatives and wonder which DNA testing companies offer such tests?
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Looking for roots of the Kobi family of Romanshorn and Winterthur, Switzerland

Elisabeth (Kobi) Conaway, daughter of Ernst Kobi and Klara Merz, immigrated to the U.S. The family has no further information.
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What is this military related building in New York City area?

I have three photos of what appear to be the same building, taken in consecutive succession on the same roll of film around June 1958. I see military folks in the photos. The photos are taken near ...
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Question on 1/2 sibling versus 1st cousin

A lady showed up in my DNA I think they are the same person. The first one showed up as 1,942 centimorgans shared across 72 DNA segments. The 2nd one says 936 centimorgans shared across 36 DNA ...
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People who give their children the same first name as themselves [closed]

I've come across people who give their children the same first names as themselves, and just call the child "junior" while the parent is referred to as "senior". For example, the Nobel laureate John ...
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Seeking information on Noble Hutchinson Fleming of Cork, Ireland [closed]

Noble Hutchinson Fleming was born in Cork in 1827 and later emigrated to London. I would like to know more about the family.
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Do insurance companies pay for ancestral DNA testing? [closed]

Do insurance companies pay for ancestral DNA testing? I tried to look it up but could find nothing, so I went on a online and a man said not to trust the census records.
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How do we know the relationship between the Royal Baby and these celebrity children? [closed]

The findmypast.com blog recently posted an article which shares how the Royal Baby is related to the children of some celebrities. This includes: Children of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Daughter ...
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Identifying birth family of Heinrich Ernst Walter in Markendorf, Hannover, Germany?

Heinrich Ernst (or Ernst Heinrich) Walter was born March 15, 1867 in Markendorf, Hannover (now in Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony), Germany. He had sisters Lena, Clara, and Etta and brothers Fred and ...
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Ancestry Ethnicity says I'm 100% Irish and Scottish?

Can you explain how I can be 100% Ireland and Scotland in my Ethnicity estimate on Ancestry? Why not 99% Ireland and 1% Scotland, how can it be 100% both?
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What is the meaning and origins of the family name, Majersdorf?

What is the meaning of my family name, Majersdorf. (Also spelled Maiersdorf, Meierdorf, Meyersdorf, Myersdorf.)
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How to find biography (dates of birth/death, etc) of prominent 18th Century English person?

Hugh Clark is the author of "An Introduction to Heraldry", but I could not find anything about his biography and even his dates of birth and death. How can I learn more about an 18th century author ...
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With an Ancestry.com account do I have access to other sites they own? [closed]

From this article I understand Ancestry.com owns other sites like Genealogy.com, Fold3.com, Rootsweb.com, Footnote.com and (recently) Archives.com. Given that I'm a paying customer of Ancestry.com, ...
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Does 5.1% Ashkenazi Jew from DNA count as Jewish ethnically? [duplicate]

If I'm 5.1% Jewish, how far away are my Jewish ancestors and do I count as a person of the Jewish race ?
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Locating information on grandparents? [closed]

I have the birthday, death date, burial place, spouses, children, and even military records, but I still can not locate any information on my grandpa or grandmas past information. I don't know where ...
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Determining the origin of a coat of arms sketch?

Here's sketch of my family's coat of arms – those are some warriors and lions and oak leaves. I read it's supposed to be the copy of some coat of arms from Notre Dame in Paris. We also got this coat ...
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Looking for anyone with Chevtaikin Surname

My father was born 1923 in Penza region of Russia. His grandfather was Andreas, his father was Demetri and mother Tatania. His 3 brothers went to war (WWII) and his family home was taken over and papa ...
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DNA siblings or cousins

If my mother’s sister and my fathers brother have a have a daughter, how close will her DNA be to mine? Would we be as close as half siblings?
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DNA result notification lost

I sent in the tube with my DNA /fluid on the 14th of June and had a computer crash losing everything before having received notification of my test results from ancestry.com regarding my DNA results. ...
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Belonging to Scottish Clan MacGregor?

If my great great grandmother was part of Clan MacGregor can I belong to the Clan aswell even though it's so far back? Not officially belong to the Clan but can I call myself a MacGregor?
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Jensen vs Jorgensen: Last Name for Danish [closed]

I am using FamilySearch, and have found a marriage where there are two husbands. I am questioning if these are duplicates. They have the same first name (Anders), but different last names. These last ...
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DNA question on %.

My mom is 30% Spanish my dad doesn't have any Spanish. I'm 29% Spanish. ( (We all took the DNA test) how can I be just as Spanish as my mom if my dad wasn't at all? shouldn't I only be 15%?
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Did Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster, marry Elyas de Richmond?

Many people say that Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster married Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, which I believe could be true but I am yet to see a marriage record for the two. But I ...
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Finding death records for family members? [closed]

How can I look up death records WITHOUT paying for them or joining a site?
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Why was GEDCOM based around concept of nuclear family?

It seems to me to be a strange design decision for GEDCOM to make the structure based around the nuclear family. What was the officially stated reason or reasoning for choosing this design?
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Incestual representation in genealogy tree

I am far from an expert when it comes to genealogy but I just had a random thought. How do you deal with complex incestual relationships in genealogy when trying to represent a family tree. A father ...
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Just found out I may have a half sister [closed]

I recently found out that when my father was 16, he got a young lady pregnant. Being as that my dad didn't marry my mom until he was in his 30's, the young woman in question is obviously not my mom. ...
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Distinguishing 3rd cousin from half sibling?

Two sisters married two men, one gave birth to my mother. The other gave birth to the mother of Miss X We grew up believing we (miss x and I,) were distant cousins. A statement in an argument by my ...
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Relationship between Baldwin II and IV of the Crusades? [closed]

I'm trying to find out if and how Baldwin II and Baldwin IV, kings of Jerusalem, are related. Their wikipedia pages don't make it easy to determine this. So, my question is whether these ...
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If my great grandmother is Half Spanish what percent does that make me? [duplicate]

My Great Grandmother is Half spanish what percent would that make me?
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Why is surname Bender not on record?

I have been looking in many places on the internet. When I do search, they have nothing to do with my family ancestors or even the surname Bender. Why is that?
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Am I part Canadian? [duplicate]

If my dad and grandma were both born in Canada but my grandfather was born in the US, does that mean I am part Canadian? They are all US citizens and all my ancestors after my grandma came from ...
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Finding parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams?

Who were the parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams born in Grundy, Tennessee in 1808?
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Looking for Nesbitt family from England? [closed]

I am looking for information and research on the Nesbitt family that is from England. I am trying to find my own Nesbitt ancestors.
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Census 1905 address 89 Madison St. Brooklyn, New York [closed]

I would like to see 1905 census for 89 Madison St. Brooklyn, NY.
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What is the meaning and origin of the surname Lambert?

What is the meaning of this name? What was the history behind it? Which country does it originated firstly? What ethnicity people will have this name?
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Am i half mexican?

My mother has high yellow skin and light eyes and so does my grandmother. My aunt recently researched our family history and discovered that my great- grandfather was half Mexican. but that's not ...
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Is it possible for me to have been adopted without me knowing? [closed]

Now this is fairly far fetched question but if my parents changed their name to my birth parents names is there any way of me knowing I'm adopted? Technically the mothers birthday would be different ...
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How do IIIs/Jr names work? [closed]

My great-grandfather's name was T.J. My grandfather's name was T.J jr. My father (only child) was not named after his father. If I were named T.J, would the suffix be II or III or something else? ...

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