Letter Q challenge


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This one is easy especially with me having just had DNA tests done on myself and my parents.

Q will be for questions of which I will have many once the results come through.

But to help me answer these questions I have joined a Facebook group on DNA genealogy in Australia and New Zealand. They have lots of links of other places to go to get help. Naturally I also have Mr Google to turn to.

UPDATE UPDATE – Just found the admin of the Facebook group has a list of resources on her blog – they are fantastic.

But firstly, it is recommended to upload the DNA results file to GEDMATCH where you are given a number code so you can see who else you might be matched to with DNA.

Personally, I feel this is going to be extremely interesting and I hope to find out more on my father’s side. I have spent a lot of today on Ancestry and Trove trying to find out about his great grandparents on his mother’s maternal side – SOMERS and O’KEEFE around Georges Bay, Tasmania.

Readers: Have you had your DNA tested? What have you learnt since getting the results?

11 thoughts on “Letter Q challenge

  1. I have found 2nd & 3rd cousins I never knew of til I had my DNA done and soon travelling to Tasmania to meet one of them. Descendants of Haas

  2. One of the first words I think of is Qantas, as my daughter worked for them for over 20 years which enabled our family to travel to catch up on a regular basis. It also is Australian, and I’m proud to be Australian, and glad my ancestors travelled here in the 1850s.

  3. Through DNA testing I managed to break down a brick wall as I found a relative who shared the same 3xgrandparents. As the name HUNT is very popular in Suffolk, UK, I had no clue which family belonged to me.

  4. The letter Q….One commences their genealogy as a Quiz-master, wading through the quagmire of quantifiable information, forever chasing the quarry….Never be a quitter….There are quaint and quirky questions to be answered….We are a quorum of one…We experience qualms which make us quake and quaver….We break down quartzite (brick walls) sometimes quarrelling over quality of information..Sometimes we take a quantum leap, but all seeking qualification……This Q is long enough…Bye !!!!!

  5. Hi

    I have been doing genealogy for about a year and got my DNA done for Christmas last year which confirmed what I knew about being 80% English and 25% Irish but since I didn’t know much about it I really hardly looked at it much. I confirmed details with someone who contacted me but not much else. I am reluctant to rely too much on something I don’t fully grasp so been meaning to get to it for eg http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2007/04/25/is-genetic-genealogy-a-scam/.

    I also have focused my efforts (between UTAS courses) on just looking at my direct line but recently came across details of Aunties and Uncles (in the Assignment for my oral history interview actually) and immediately got an email from my gf sisters granddaughter (my 2nd cousin I think that is) and over xmas just got an email from my 5th cousin.

    So its exciting but means nothing without the documentary work to show the connections.



  6. Q is for QUICK

    William Luke Quick was the husband of my husband’s great aunt, Fanny Scobie who he married in 1888. He was born in 1860 in Creswick, Victoria during the time of the gold rush.

    However whilst married to Fanny, he fathered a child to her youngest sister, Barbara Georgina when she was just 16. He and Fanny brought up that child, Herbert Leslie Scobie Quick as their own, alongside their other eight children.

  7. Q is for Queenborough , in the 19th Century the Parish of Queenborough in the County of Buckingham, Van Diemen’s Land, extended from the Sandy Bay Rivulet to Browns River at Kingston. Between 1807-1813 a number of Norfolk Islanders were given Land Grants in this area.

  8. Hi, I received my Ancestry DNA back today. When I downloaded Raw Data it has a heap of numbers……do I just upload that data to Gedmatch?
    I have My Heritage one to upload also but it completely bamboozled me when I tried to do it.
    Do I just use the kit number or is there another number I can use, please?
    Thanks Sue.

    PS. My Ancestry DNA has found my half sister who my brother and I have been wondering about since mid 90’s.

    • Hi Sheryl,
      When I uploaded my DNA to Gedmatch, I just downloaded the raw data file from Ancestry, saved straight away to my computer then, without opening the file, uploaded to Gedmatch. I also uploaded to MyHeritage and FTDNA. When you go to Gedmatch and sign in, there is a section on the right about uploading from different websites. Choose the generic upload.

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