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My Living DNA results

Hello there,

After 3 (very) long months my Living DNA results came in 7 March 2017. Quite a few surprise’s in the results. Will need to (hopefully) get my parents to do the test, so to compare the results to mine.

Regional results

Living DNA - Regional

Europe 86.8%
– Great Britain and Ireland 70.3%
– Europe (South) 13.4%
– Europe (unassigned) 3%

Asia (South) 11.9%
– Indian subcontinent 6.9%
– Sindhi 5%

Asia (East) 1.3%
– South China 1.3%

Sub Region results

Living DNA - Sub Regions

Great Britain and Ireland 70.3%
– South East England 23.4%
– Central England 18.1%
– Devon 9.6%
– Cumbria 9.1% ….. Approx, Cumbria, Dumfries & Galloway
– South Central England 2.5%
– Cornwall 1.6%

Wales 4.8%
– South Wales Border 2.2%
– South Wales 1.5%
– North Wales 1.1%

Scotland .. (need to look quite closely)
– Orkney 1.1%

Europe (South) 13.4%
– Tuscany 11.1%
– Basque 2.3% … Is actually in France not Spain as on the image (going by google)


Central England
Approx – Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Bedfordshire, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire

South Central England
Approx – Somerset, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire

South East England
Approx – London/Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Sussex & Hertfordshire


Was VERY surprised in not having any Hampshire or Dorset in the results. Don’t really know why, something to look into.

Not discovered any ancestors from Cumbria, Wales & Scotland so far.

Central England, South Central England & South East England is a mix from both my parents

Guessing Cornwall is one of my paternal 3rd Great Grandmother’s (Charlotte Moyes/Moise) line

Guessing  Tuscany is my paternal Grandmother’s  father’s (Joseph Peter Tognoli) line

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!


Worldwide Ancestry Regions (Living DNA)

My DNA: Living DNA Results

Living DNA – a new genetic ancestry test

My Living DNA result has arrived


Blog update, Jan 2017

Hello there,

A few really cool things have happened since just before & since Xmas.

– A few days before Xmas, I got a letter (well a sort letter) from the Bridesmaid of my Maternal Grandparents. Which gave me a little more info on my Maternal Grandmother’s Aunts & Uncles.

– Got a nice big Bookcase, which is in my bedroom. This also let me re-arrange my living room. Have re-arranged the living room a few times since!.

– Made contact with a Paternal Cousin (Paternal Grandmother’s side)

– Started a Pharos Course on ONS, which is quite interesting.

– A Maternal Cousin (Maternal Grandmother’s side) made contact with me (though 23&Me, a DNA site)

– Got some really great family history related books over the last few months.

Some of these I really need to blog about & will do eventually.

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Blog Downtime

Hello there,

Is going to be light on the blogging this week, doing the “New Year” thing, should be back to more regular posting from Mon 5th Jan 2015

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!


Well hello there,

I though I would blog about the adventures* I have as I explore my family tree.

I got into Family History from watching (or re-watching) the ‘Who do you think you are’ YouTube videos. I’ve not been doing Family History for all that long, only really been doing it for about 6 to 8 months. So I am still very new to this, it’s all rather exciting and very addictive!

Since then, I’ve created an account on Ancestry , got a nice little Family History library, which includes 100s of Magazines ha-ha. Ebay is a great place to find stuff.

I’ve started and re-started my family tree on Ancestry so many times I’ve lost count.

Have signed up to a number of other Family History sites, such as ‘Familysearch’, ‘Find my Past’ the ‘Guild of One-Name Studies’ etc

Also slowly been finding relations I never know I had, as well as uncovering interesting things.

Have occasionally helped people with something they’re stuck on from time to time.  Have also been helping a chap with his family tree, which is good fun.

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

PS – When I say ‘adventures’ I pretty much mean online adventures, since I don’t really have the means to properly explore, but I’m sure there’ll still be lots of things and relations to find.

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