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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:39:27 -0500
From: "Bob Mclaren" <bobmclaren(a)earthlink.net>
Subject: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Re: DNA test guidance
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For person A, you have a number of options. The company with the largest database is Ancestry.com but the only test they offer is an autosomal DNA test. This looks at all her ancestral lines, but if reliable only back about five generations. The company that offers all the tests: Y-DNA which looks at the paternal line which means only men can test; mtDNA which looks at the maternal line and men and women can take this test; and autosomal DNA test (called Family Finder). I find it best to use the same company (Family Tree DNA) for all tests since you can use all different tests together (which you cannot do with Ancestry). Their website is http://www.familytreedna.com. Right now, ending on 22 November at 11:30 pm Central Time (US>), Family Tree DNA is having a sale with all their tests.
The autosomal DNA test is $49; the Y-DNA 67-marker test is $179; and the mtDNA test (full molecule, FMS) is $139.
From: Andjen07 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:52 PM
Subject: [SOUTH-AFRICA] DNA test guidance
With the end of year specials starting to appear we are looking into getting a couple of DNA test kits.
As there are many options of companies and tests offered, I am looking for guidance on which would have the most appropriate & comprehensive data for our research - our origins and possible links to other testers. Probably need different companies as it seems they have different geographic/language popularity.
Person A (female) - Looking into SA (back to 1820's) and UK (mostly southern England area).
Person B (male) - Looking into western Europe especially Belgium, France, Germany & the Netherlands. For this one would also like to know which test/company would provide the best options to confirm a paternal line and what family/relatives could be used. (Living cousins are all female but have male second cousins from deceased male & female cousins). Maybe a separate test would be needed for this.
Hope this makes sense!
I am stuck – looking for
JAMES ALEXANDER JAMIESON and his wife HELENA nee HUMPHRIES
have found her brother Vivian Dudley Humphries and also their son GIDEON HUMPHREY who died in France in WW1 but can find nothing in relation to the parents.
Grahamstown is where they lived and unfortunately no dates to get cracking on.
I am hunting up and down this and that so would appreciate any ideas from your brain boxes please
With the end of year specials starting to appear we are looking into getting
a couple of DNA test kits.
As there are many options of companies and tests offered, I am looking for
guidance on which would have the most appropriate & comprehensive data for
our research - our origins and possible links to other testers. Probably
need different companies as it seems they have different geographic/language
Person A (female) - Looking into SA (back to 1820's) and UK (mostly southern
Person B (male) - Looking into western Europe especially Belgium, France,
Germany & the Netherlands. For this one would also like to know which
test/company would provide the best options to confirm a paternal line and
what family/relatives could be used. (Living cousins are all female but have
male second cousins from deceased male & female cousins). Maybe a separate
test would be needed for this.
Hope this makes sense!
From my great-grandmother’s estate I have a list of distribution her assets
I’m trying to find more info on her children Please!
At the time of her death 1928
Anna Maria LOOTS born before 1875 married MARITZ
Cecilia Johanna Elizabeth LOOTS born 8 June 1875 Vosburg married PRETT
Johannes Erasmus Petrus LOOTS born 15 Nov 1893 Vosburg
I’ve been trying to find marriage and baptisms for Vosburg. At the time Vosberg fell under Victoria West district.
But I don’t find anything on FamilySearch under Victoria West.
They may have gone with the rest of the family to Cullinan – again I don’t find anything on Family Search.
I’m especially keen to find info on their marriages.
Thanks all in anticipation
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My Great Uncle was an Australian Soldier who went to the Boer War he came back to Australia to see his parents in Streaky Bay, South Australia.
He then travelled back to to South Africa and married to a possible bride Bretha VOS.
I think from the family gossip they had triplets. Two boys and one girl.
I have a copy of the newspaper that was sent home to his parents called the PRETORIA FRIEND, Vol 1, No 1.
some of the family have looked for them before.
Death of Robert at Springs as far as I know.
information of the triplets is highly desired but any information, I would be grateful
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