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  • sookie23
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    My husbands nan (Doris) was never married but claimed Gerald Carroll was the father of her daughter. Gerald was married twice once in 1939 and then again in 1946. Doris had a girl in 1944 she was born a Remfry and her name wasn't changed on the birth records until 1959 to Carroll. Doris went by the name Mrs Carroll but was never married to him.

    To me being that he was of an Irish parent/grandparent there would have been more than the 2% Irish connection.

    So now I'm hoping that the DNA results will either find Gerald is the father of Doris daughter via cousins or if not find a cousin that can point me in a direction to find out who was. Who knows if this will ever happen.

    I've uploaded the DNA to LDNA still waiting for the results can take a while by the look of it.
    MH has given me 3rd cousins onwards
    FTDNA I will have a look at now.

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  • PhotoFamily
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    Originally posted by sookie23 View Post
    I've put the DNA on GEDmatch and also My Heritage, my heritage are wanting £35 for me to see the ethnics of the DNA and to use their tools, still undecided if I should pay this or not.
    I think you can upload to FamilyTreeDNA and LivingDNA for free. IMO, at this point you're looking for matches over ethnicity, and both sites are only going to give you matches unless you pay for more. ftDNA is unlikely to give you anything, but for free, why not look? LDNA is trying to build a database, so again unlikely to get anything.

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  • kylejustin
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    I think she means the gerald carroll that elizabeth condon claims to have been married to is not the biological father of her child.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    I am a little confused too, do you mean that Geralds child/children are not his, but you know he brought them up as his? So he would be the "adoptive/assumed" father, so still important to find his family, it just can't be confirmed by descendants DNA.

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  • vera2013
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    Hello Sookie. Bit disappointing with the responses

    Yes DNA a bit of a minefield. A little bit of googling does reveal however that if your going back a few generations links can be low but what do I know?

    When you say husband's grandfather is Gerald Carroll where did you get that info from ? a child's bc or mc?

    Will keep thinking

    Vera



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  • sookie23
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    Hi Vera their records only went up to 1901 so nothing there. The birth records i was told would stay as it was recorded as there wasn't any notes added to it, therefore it would have had to have been Gerald to add his father at a later date, which he wouldn't have done as living in the UK. Then we get to the story of Elizabeth marring a Gerald Carroll whilst living in America and him dying so her and baby Gerald coming back. But as we see on the immigration she was a Condon on her return.

    Never requested army records, form what I understand they take about a year to come through, due to the covid backlog.

    DNA I have no idea about have watched a few videos of it on youtube but must admit it so far it has all gone over my head.

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  • vera2013
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    I'm a bit confused. I need to read a bit more into this but have no knowledge of DNA. I do hope that the Elizabeth and Gerald previously identified are your husband's kin Sookie.

    Sookie did you contact the Laying in Hospital at Boston for any possible records of the birth found.?

    Did you ever request Army records?

    Vera

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  • cbcarolyn
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    hopefully the family found is correct, even if not biological, would be the family that everyone thought was right.

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  • sookie23
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    It seems a bit of a let down after all the hunting we all did to find Gerald, but never mind, theses things happen.

    DNA is a subject id like to read about as all the terminology is lost on me.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    I must admit I have very few hits from my Dads line, my husband side has many many matches all over, not sure why. There are lots on here that work with DNA and they will give advice.

    Annoying though, guess with DNA there is always the possibility of fathers not being fathers :(

    there also lots of people that never reply on ancestry.
    Last edited by cbcarolyn; 30-05-21, 21:31.

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  • sookie23
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    So far I've messaged 4 people 2 have replied one is on the father in laws side the other on the nans side, still waiting for the other two to reply, still hoping for a hit on the grandads side, but not holding out much hope. I'm certain that Gerald is not the biological grandfather.

    I've put the DNA on GEDmatch and also My Heritage, my heritage are wanting £35 for me to see the ethnics of the DNA and to use their tools, still undecided if I should pay this or not. I did do a search function with the matched using the names Carroll, Condon, Golden but nothing came up.

    On Ancestry there are no throughlines in any member of the grandads side of the family. I would have thought there would have at least been one, seeing we did get a fair way with the family.

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  • sookie23
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    Will post in DNA thread

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by sookie23 View Post
    Well husbands DNA results came in today only saying 2% Irish in the ethnic reading. This gets me thinking that if Gerald who was of an Irish parent his DNA would have shown a higher level of Irish, am I correct in thinking this
    Are you going to put on Ancestry? in a day or 2 you will get some matches hopefully, not sure how reliable the ethnicity is, others will comment, my son and brother are my only ones and it seems reasonable, but had been revised several times over the years! 2% does seem low if his mother was irish, but her family could have moved to ireland.

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  • vera2013
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    Sookie. Can't comment on DNA but 2% seems V low. Other members hopefully will pick up your query or maybe separate thread but then that would need a reference to this one.

    Vera

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  • sookie23
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    Well husbands DNA results came in today only saying 2% Irish in the ethnic reading. This gets me thinking that if Gerald who was of an Irish parent his DNA would have shown a higher level of Irish, am I correct in thinking this

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  • sookie23
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    I will have a good look tomorrow.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    for Hannah I just have the 1920 census that was posted on here as Nurse Girl. Nothing to say 100% certain. i didn't find anything obvious for her.

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  • sookie23
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    I've been looking at my hints on Ancestry and one of them leads to a tree that has Patrick Condon having a child with another woman in 1881. Martin Hanley, don't think I can take another person on that side of the family

    Ellen is a nightmare, its either Nellie or Ellen.

    Did we find out if Hanna ever got married?

    I can't believe how many Condons there are, I thought the Kinsella and Carrolls were bad enough.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    I think Annie and Thomas were easy to find - including the obit in the paper that needs a sub.

    but failed on Ellen in the end after 1920, although there was the death that may have been her.

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  • sookie23
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    That was going to be my next question. Wondering if its part of his application for citizenship?

    I've also found 2 census with an Annie and Thomas with a few children on now just trying to work out if its them.

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