Wednesday, October 11, 2017

DNATribes SNP Analysis for Mum (Will Do AncestryDNA Test In A Month or Two!)

Mum's DNA Tribes Results: 

Re: I am considering a ranking of 100-120 as the threshhold for significance. It's likely that scores in the 200s and 300s are also significant. But because I don't know much about that, I think it's best to curb expectations below a reasonable number.

That threshhold is consistent with DNA research that I have already done (Surprisingly very good research and guesswork on my end. Pretty good for a hobby geneticist. But we'll have to compare with AncestryDNA, as well).

Continental Core Mixture: 

Your Regional Cluster Mixture:

Your Population Mixture:


Middle East:


Africa (Continued):

East Asia:

Oceania - Nothing particularly significant about these results (Assuming further distance means less similarity and again going by that <= 100 rank threshhold).

North Asia:

South Asia:

Native American:

Diasporic Populations:

Caucasus Mountains:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hello World....Again (Update, Nov 11 2016)

Yoo hoo.

Hello world.

This is a very informal post to say that yes I am still around. For the last year I have contracted the services of Roger Kammerer; a genealogist based in North Carolina. He has helped me expand my mother's side of the tree (both maternal and paternal). As of today, me and my mum are taking steps to verify the information on her mother's side.

If we can verify it, I will have some very interesting news to report. We will also be able to move back in time without need to question the veracity of the information.

I'll save my excitement for when we verify the info.
If we have the wrong info, i'll take comfort in the fact that we will have eliminated at least 4 lines with similar names in the same county of South Carolina (Saluda or Edgefield); where Benjamin Franklin Griffin and Dora Ethel Middleton lived.

I will be redoing this site soon. The layout and the wording can be better. And as I would like this to be a professional genealogy blog with the narrative to match, wording is everything.

I'll have to combine my narrative voice and my "this is how you too can search for your family history" voice better.

Stay tuned

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

James PonyBill Carmon's Grave

Just found my great grandpa's grave site online:


JAMES “PONY BILL” CARMON b. June 14, 1916 d. May 12, 1989 Age 73

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pitt County, the basics

History Lesson:



So i've been M.I.A for a while. I started a new job months ago. I actually have 2, now 3 jobs right now. Two of which are based from home. So I am very busy....

However, family history is always on my mind. Even more so after watching 3 episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? this past week. Ron Bergeron's French-Canadian roots and Zooey Deshanel's family ties to the Abolitionist (anti-slavery) movement and the Underground Railroad have inspired me to return to my genealogical search.

I need to start from the beginning
Pitt County, North Carolina (which includes Winterville and Greenville, family locations) was founded in 1760. 

There are quite a few historical societies based on Pitt Co. I will need to revisit them

Sunday, February 1, 2015

So apparently 23andMe updated matches sometime today. Some of my family's newest matches come from:

Thailand, via Mom (Our first match from this country but not our first Asian match)
Cape Verde