The Bob Cesca Podcast: Dixville Notch

FFL (GOP Delenda Est)2/12/2020 8:30:45 am PST

re: #341 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Originally, if you had a parent tested at 23andMe also, the estimates they provided were pretty good. Just recently I think they stopped “phasing” one’s genotype with the parent, but I am not sure of that.

23andMe was useful to my family history work early on as it became clear that there were secrets hidden in the family. Now, not everyone likes family secrets to be revealed, but for me they were important.

The results for my brother were not very surprising since an uncle did some genealogy research on my father’s side back in the 1970s. And a direct ancestor was part of a study done in the late 1960s that produced a thick book on the results. Plus a friend of my brother does genealogy studies and did one of his family for free of which I got a copy of the results.* We knew that the family tree was going to be very heavily Germans with some Irish as well.

* - The surprise of that study was that a family name on my mother’s side that we thought was Scot (Rose) was actually a German name (Roos) that had been anglicized at some point in the mid- to late- 1800s.