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Subject: [DNA-R1B1C7] Our list grows -my introduction
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 07:23:49 EDT
It is amazing to me that this list has grown so much in just the first few
days. I am pleased to find others that share an interest in this new Science.
When I consider that I have posted messages on GENFORUM.COM that have had no
responses in 26 months, I am of the opinion that I am the only one, of my
family, in the statistical universe of 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th cousins that is
infected with this "DNA curiosity" bug.
I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have been able to locate four
generations of my Mother's ancestors in County Antrim. They appear to have roots
in Scotland in 1600's.
My Kelley family came to America in 1851. During WWII my Father , American
born, was stationed in Belfast. After the war, we settled in Nebraska.
So, I guess I owe my Scots-Irish plus Irish combination to the activities
of Hitler [BG].
I have no Science background, other than reading on my own. I worked in
insurance administration, where I developed investigative skills, which helps a
lot in tracking down distant cousins.
In tracking my Kelley ancestors, I have hit a brick wall. I have not a clue
as to where they were in 1700's.
So, when I realized that Y-DNA could lead me back to a possible place of
origin, I tested. I have 67 markers which are in Y-search at 3VEJQ.
If/when I discover another 67 marker sequence that is associated with a
pedigree going back 300 years, I can infer that my Kelley ancestors were in same
area, and that some degree of consanguinity exists.
I am pleased to be here and look forward to learning more.
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