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Old 08-16-2017, 03:30 PM   #31
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Not bothering with a DNA test- Scottish, Irish, Acadien, English, German and God only knows what other ancestry. Therefor, I am officially a Yankee Mutt.
From another: English, French, German, Scots, Irish. Can't get on with anyone. Western European Mutt, all American.

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Old 08-16-2017, 06:27 PM   #32
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About one third Scottish, about one third Irish, and the rest is German and possibly English. My grandfather came over form Scotland and I have Scottish ancestors on my mom's side also -- both via Canada, where my mom was actually born. I suppose that means I'm Canadian-American.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:47 PM   #33
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My ancestry as far back as can be determined is Serbian. I was born in Belgrade, but my family came to Canada when I was one. Do I have Celtic ancestry? Who knows - supposedly there were Celts in modern-day Serbia once. At least that's what I've heard.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:49 AM   #34
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I'm what in my area is considered a latecomer; Canadian since 1820. My patronymic from Skye. The Jedburgh is a result of post '15 wanderings.

However, I consider the key to it all is here and now -- Glengarry County and its culture.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:21 AM   #35
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Hmmm... We all do... seem to inhabit... a very, very large... Woodpile... :)
And there are... apparently... many Celts in it! ... one way... or another! :)

My friends all know,
With what a brave carouse...

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Old 08-21-2017, 10:23 AM   #36
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My DNA test came back as 92% Ireland, 4% Western Europe, 2% Iberian Peninsula, 1% Great Britain and 1% Asia?
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:04 PM   #37
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98.4% chimp.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:59 PM   #38
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98.4% chimp.

I always enjoy seeing people's expressions when I tell them that our DNA is over 98% similar to chimps!
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:07 PM   #39
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Grandparents origins and back - Glasgow post great war; County Armagh, Ireland (Ulster Scots), Cape Breton via Kyle of Localsh, and Lowland Scots.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:35 PM   #40
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I read what showed up on my screen and it had nothing to do with DNA.

It did have as a starting-point the self-fulfilling assumption that there's such a thing as "Celtic feet".

We have to keep in mind that ancient Green and Roman writers used the terms "Germanic" and "Celtic" loosely, in many cases not corresponding to our notions.

For example, the words "deutsche" and "tuatha" appear to be cognates according to one book on Celtic languages I have.
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