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15-09-2019, 18:19   #586
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I've recently had a DNA test using the ancestry co.uk test.It has identified I have 48%Irish/Scottish ethnicity,I'm under the impression this is usual as there is little difference between Ireland and Scotland as they have invaded each other over the centuries.Is this correct?I was unsure as my paternal line was from the Raphoe area of Donegal (Ulster plantation,possibly Scottish?)but I also have Irish ancestry,I have no Scottish history in my family tree as far back as I can trace (circa 1806)I wondered if anyone could give me any pointers on narrowing this down?
If you are at all interested in genealogy, work on your cousin matches. Ignore the ethnicity report, it's really not going to be a lot of help.
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15-09-2019, 19:13   #587
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I've recently had a DNA test using the ancestry co.uk test.It has identified I have 48%Irish/Scottish ethnicity,I'm under the impression this is usual as there is little difference between Ireland and Scotland as they have invaded each other over the centuries.Is this correct?I was unsure as my paternal line was from the Raphoe area of Donegal (Ulster plantation,possibly Scottish?)but I also have Irish ancestry,I have no Scottish history in my family tree as far back as I can trace (circa 1806)I wondered if anyone could give me any pointers on narrowing this down?
If you are at all interested in genealogy, work on your cousin matches. Ignore the ethnicity report, it's really not going to be a lot of help.
Should I try and read up on this,as I'm not sure what the significance of cousin matches is?-I've had a brief look through these on ancestry and have spoken to my nearest cousin by message,(he is my 3rd cousin)-any advice would be very welcome.
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15-09-2019, 19:26   #588
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Cousin matches are the best bit!

Some excellent videos on the Genetic Genealogy Ireland (both for beginners and more advanced)Youtube channel. Obviously focus on the autosomal stuff.

Upload a gedcom of at least your direct ancestors to Ancestry so your matches can see it - this way you can quickly see if there's an obvious match.
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