Mrs. Camel is a Viking!

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Mrs. Camel is a Viking!

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Well, a bit of a Viking.

And more of a Viking than I.

My good lady wife has always wanted to know more about her ancestry, so I took advantage of an offer from MyHeritage and had us both DNA tested. No real surprises for me but hers were interesting.

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Thats cool. Does she have any passed down family history?

Ages ago the story was that GGGG Grandpappy Ed died in a horrid accident in NYC. I grew up with this vague thing. Turns out that he did in fact break his neck in an accident in manhattan1.

So those old family stories often have a basis in truth, like folklore I suspect.

1. No, he was not hung for horse theft :x :x
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:32 pm Eastern European imples a dash or more than a dash of Mongol
Tatars, in my case ("Scratch any Russian just a little and you will discover a Tatar underneath.").
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ed wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:50 pm Thats cool. Does she have any passed down family history?
She has some, but tracking down Jamaican ancestors from Britland isn't too easy.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:32 pm Those percentages are probabilities not precise percentages of ancestry (which cannot be known by DNA).
This is shuffle and deal DNA, not the infinitely divisible racial blood our unenlightened ancestors believed in.

I'm surprised there's a distinct "Sierra Leonean" type considering the British set up Sierra Leone as a refuge for slaves freed from slave ships from all over west Africa. Or is there an identifiable indigenous Sierra Leonean genotype?

Missus Camel we have been told is from the West Indies, so a dash of Viking by way of the English is not at all unexpected.

Never had a DNA test myself, but Eastern European imples a dash or more than a dash of Mongol, and everyone knows (even if they don't admit it) that Southern Italians are somewhat -- how shall I put it -- (attempt at Sicilian phonetics) mulungnan.

Something I have in common with AC's wife:

Before James II (as the Duke of York) took Manhattan, it was under the authority of the Dutch West India Company.
So Manhattan Island is a West Indie and that makes me a West Indian too. :)
Oh, this certainly isn't an exact science. One anomaly is that MyHeritage has Welsh as an ethnicity yet tells me I have no Welsh ancestors. I know for certain that I do, for at least a thousand years and, amongst the thousands of possible relatives they list, are many traditional Welsh names. I don't know any of these people but Mrs. C. does know a couple of distant cousins who have taken the test, so it's not complete bullshit.

A fun way to waste a few quid during lockdown, anyway. :)
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Has Janet a battle axe? :shock:
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You're married to a Jamaican Viking and still alive? Surprised she hasn't trapped your spirit in a voodoo doll and sent your burning corpse out to sea a long time ago. :D
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What is the best dna testing service?

Why?
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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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Bullshit. If you have no notion of what the detail is how can you buy a specific test?
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I'm no expert. I chose MyHeritage becase they had a half-price offer on. What you get is an ethnicity estimate, a list of possible relatives and access to their family tree software. If you wish, you can pay more for a health report and access to census records etc.
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Too complicated. Cool Hand would have just bought me one weeks ago, before I even knew I wanted one. That was the kind of guy he was.

You lot give me lists and vague misdirection about cents off sales.
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Sheesh! It was a surprise treat for my wife, just a bit of fun. OK?

Fucking gods. They're never fucking happy. Bunch of cunts.
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It would come up blank. Obviously.

Wasn't there a story where they dna tested the purported blood of jesus and it contained everything?

Abdul, are you saying that it is BS? If so, why?
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thats phenothaline
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My keyboard is funky.
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I drank the blood of Jesus once


(I think it was really grape juice)
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Back when I was an angelic choirboy, we used to nick the blood of Jesus and get pissed-up after the Sunday service.

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You had the good kind of blood.
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A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
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Actual Bible quote
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Canon Bidell smiled when he caught Andy Johnson smuggling a bottle out under his cassock. :)
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