Compiled by Mark Connolly for ‘Margaret-Jane Heritage’
Thank you for appointing me as your trusted DNA manager on Ancestry.com. You can now remove my access to your DNA results and tree as your investigation has concluded. Deep Past includes a full family tree built by myorigins.co.uk and stored on Ancestry based on the initial information you provide. Your records were found in North America and Britain using my All Access Subscription on Ancestry and additional records obtained using my top tier subscriptions to MyHeritage and FindmyPast. I’ve also purchased and stored on your Ancestry tree multiple documents – not available on those sites – from official archives in Scotland and England.
I’m delighted to say I’ve had much success in tracing your ancestry far beyond what you knew on first contact. It certainly wasn’t an easy assignment but sharing your DNA results on Ancestry made all the difference. Your tree has grown from the dozen ancestors you provided to over 500. The earliest confirmed direct relatives are in the late 16th century; generally that’s about as much as you can hope for with DNA verification of ancestors. The details are in the report below.
Exploring your DNA can be a lengthy, frustrating and even disappointing business if you don’t know how to get the most from these complicated state-of-the-art services. I’ve used my professional skills to find everything you need to know so you don’t waste countless hours. My DNA discoveries compliment and go far beyond what is available on Ancestry. I have however made sure you receive maximum benefit from the services they do provide. I’ve done this by making it far easier for you to explore what they offer. Your DNA matches are now linked to individual ancestors in your tree and in groups based on shared direct ancestors.
In your DNA agreement you authorised the secure upload of your DNA to additional services you selected in order to provide far greater detail on your origins. As per your selected options in your DNA agreement, your uploaded DNA has been wiped from these additional services now that my investigation is complete. Okay, back to the fun bits!
Your Ancient History
Your earliest traceable DNA ancestors do not descend from the first settlers in Britain after the last ice age, but according to FamilyTreeDNA’s ancientOrigins they largely migrated from the same places in Europe – they just didn’t move over from the continent until thousands of years later, giving them a very different culture.
Your British DNA
Studies show that most British and Irish people with deep ancestry there are still living within the boundaries of the 6th century kingdoms of their ancestors. The evidence was first compiled by Oxford University’s People of the British Isles Project – the world’s first localised DNA study. LivingDNA uses their datasets to breaks your DNA down into 21 regions of Britain.
Jutes, Angles and Saxons
All the links below would be clickable in your real report and lead to shared DNA matches with known great grandparents DNA verified and matched by records added to your professionally built family tree
From Bavarian to ‘Volga Germans’
Your DNA in North America
Your Living DNA matches
That concludes the findings from your Deep Past report. I hope it provides answers and insights that are of use to you and your family. Thanks again for your trust, any questions let me know.