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From: "stevie69p" <>
Subject: Re: Search to confirm Y-DNA link
Date: 17 Sep 2006 02:00:27 -0700
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To save the downloaded images from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk right
click on the download link and choose 'save target as' and save the
file to wherever you wish to. This is how I do it all the time. Hope
David J Grimshaw wrote:
> No Spam wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have recently been in touch with a person who like myself has had
> > his Y-DNA tested. We have exact matches on all 37 markers.
> > I understand that this indicates that statistically we have a 95%
> > probability that we have a common ancestor within 7 generations. The
> > fact that there is a common surname [Hamilton] involved and a common
> > location [Drumgath, Co Down] indicates I feel that the actual
> > probability is improved beyond 95% and/or the number of generations is
> > less.
> > I know that my ancestor David Hamilton was married in Drumgath on 2
> > April 1873 to Elizabeth Ringland, his fathers name was David and he
> > was probably born about 1852 or 3 [His age was given as 49 in the 1901
> > Scottish Census but his age at death in 1918 indicates that he was
> > born in 1853. This David would be 3 generations away from me being a
> > great-grandfather.
> > My Y-DNA match [who is currently 88 years old and 27 years older than
> > me] is able to go back 6 generations because he has had some research
> > done by the Ulster Historical Foundation. However he has no Davids in
> > his tree. This suggests that there might not be ant paper evidence of
> > a link if the professional search didn'e find a David.
> > What do you think the chances are of a professional researcher going
> > back 3 generations for my David Hamilton and finding out any more,
> > even if it doesn't establish a paper link to support the DNA evidence
> > or is it likely to be just a waste of cash?
> > David
> Hi David,
> Since you know when David Hamilton died I would recommend that you
> obtain his death record from Scotland's People if you have not done this
> The Scottish Death record will more than likely give you who David
> Married plus who his father and mother.
> You may need to pay six pounds for the 30 credits, however for the
> information you get it is worth it.
> You used to be able to get a down load a digital image, this appears to
> have been discontinued, how ever there are ways around that apart from
> printing and scanning the printed image.
> If you wish to have a digital image as good as that presented online I
> know of a way to get this.
> It is a simple process that I can describe to you off list.
> Hope this helps,