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Re: My first DNA discovery - not who I thought I was.
So true - I'm certainly not who I thought I was! Despite the warnings that I might not like what I found, I wanted to break down a brick wall with DNA testing. Having identified a likely ancestor on paper who belonged to a well established tree with some exciting people on it (like a Cavalier supporter of King Charles II), I got a descendant from that tree and one of my own male cousins to test. And they weren't even in the same haplogroup. So, barring non-paternal events, it's back to the drawing board. On the other hand DNA proved my mother's surname must link to a well researched large tree of the same name, but I still can't find the paper trail to connect them. I had begun to think her ancestor must have been illegitimate, but now I think the illegitimacy might be on my father's side. So DNA has completely turned my ideas upside down, but it's better to know!
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