Tim Urban wrote an entertaining blog post in 2014 on calculating a ballpark number of cousins based on your country’s average birth statistics. His formula breaks down the totals by degree of cousin i.e. 1st/2nd/3rd/4th and outward. Tim calculates numbers for USA, UK, Canada and a few other countries, but not Ireland – so I … Read more How many Irish cousins: according to Tim Urban – Part 1 in Series
The number of people submitting DNA samples is rising, with a corresponding rise in the number of people on forums reporting that they have been asked by the test company to submit another sample. AncestryDNA say in their FAQ that: During the testing process, each DNA sample is held to a quality standard of at … Read more How your DNA kit can fail to process
In Ireland, the “townland” is a small area of land supporting a number of households. The townland of Creeny (or Creeney) is in County Cavan. In 1901 there were six households in Creeny. This reduced to five in 1911. Two of the households have the surname of Gamble. Thomas and Mary Gamble sold their farm … Read more Your 5th cousin isn’t a DNA match? Don’t jump to conclusions!