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Dad’s Family Dilemma

When DNA solves a family mystery and confirms family rumours, that’s great. But what do you do with that information? Who was my paternal grandfather? Although my dad was fairly sure who his father was, he wasn’t listed on his birth certificate and dad never met him. I’m not going to use the man’s full …

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Family Surnames & Places

When I started to become interested in my family tree, I spoke to family members and was assured that my ancestors came from Wales and Ireland. Whilst that turned out to be true, it wasn’t the whole story as many of my ancestors also came from England. Ancestry DNA’s ethnicity chart (which I know is …

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