Sunday, February 24, 2019

Who are you? Who... who? Who...who?

Michelangelo's Creation of David in the Sistine Chapel
The single touch


After spending/wasting a good part of the afternoon, the truth has emerged.  GENI© has wandered through the family line of my mother’s grandmother, Sarah Ann.  Twisting and turning, I followed only the male line for ease of surnames, there it was:

I am related to God Almighty!  God Almighty is my 93rd Great-Grandmother!

Sarah Ann introduced some great genes into the humble family line, as her husband Elish’s information dead ends when he was orphaned with his brother in Ohio. 

Her ancestors came from England = from Wales= from being the King of the Druids Wales = from Italy = from land of the Hebrews.  The researcher(s) made some phenomenal leaps to some conclusions that announced Adam had a daughter (!) who started the whole march of lineage.

While I could be rejoicing here, there are few things I know already.

I am a Child of God, the bloodline is Christ’s blood. And I also know that the jump from Sarah Ann involves some crazy speculation: God Almighty is not my 93rd grandmother.

I will take this part about brutal leaders because they are just plain cool:

Brân “Fendigaid” (the Blessed) ap Llur Lieddiarth, Saint, Brenin of Silures

Or, Cerwyd ap Crydon, King of the Druids and Cornwall

Or, Tros, King of Troy.

P.S. My mother always told me that “Grammy” Sarah Ann had been  "kidnapped" and raised by Gypsies and had the gift of second sight. Mom believed this, and I believe her.  

Actually there is some truth to this one. Her family came from Europe to Kentucky as part of the immigration of Romanians, also called Gypsies. People came to her to read tea leaves and receive natural herbal healing.  

I wonder what tracing through the matriarchal lines would show me?

  
This is a re-post from 2014 w hen I was researching my mother's side of the family. I left off from that to do other writing.  Recently I did the DNA tests, connected with cousins from my father's side.

Heck of a thing, DNA. It showed me that I have Viking blood. Makes sense.

38 comments:

  1. Just as was said about 'Gunga Din', You are a better person than I. I got lost after 160 years. I shoulda picked one side of the lineage to trace. Maybe one day........ nah...
    But, BUT I am impressed with the "Queen Elizabeth 1 is my second cousin 14 times removed!"
    But more sure of the ViKing Blood! Good one....
    Sherry & jack, we are supposed to see the sun in NC today!

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    1. Hallelujah! We have had 4 weeks of solid rain, and today the sun is out. Good to see.

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  2. Genealogy throws up some interesting facts!

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  3. My brother has Viking blood, I do not. He is 94% Irish, and along with Viking, he has a trace of Spanish. I am 98% Irish and 2% Jewish. Same parents, but we each inherited different genes. DNA is certainly interesting

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    1. The same is with my brother and myself. He has more Irish, I have more English.

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  4. I haven't done any of those Ancestry DNA tests because I don't trust those places. I've heard that some of them store your DNA and let the police use it to find familiar matches for suspects they're trying to find. I would hate to have my DNA used years from now to find a family member and find out later that they were innocent.

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    1. There are the positive and negative aspects of it all.

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  5. To paraphrase an old Irish saying, "We are what we come from". It is good to know about our ancestors.

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  6. God is your grandmother? We must be related lol.

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  7. I am pretty sure about my ancestry and hesitate taking one of the DNA tests. Sure would hate to have what I always believed proven wrong.

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  8. Viking blood is much more believable than God's, that's for sure. Although as you said, we are all descended from God.

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  9. I used to be curious about these DNA tests. But when that one ad got all excited for finding out they were "Eastern European", I said, "Heck, I can come closer than that my own self!"

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  10. I've always felt sorry for Adam. He got a tad shortchanged, so to speak.

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  11. Who knows where the genes can go. From God to Viking, maybe Odin.

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  12. Virtually everyone of English blood today came from William the Conqueror. His father's line founded a dynasty in Normandy that were Vikings who were made nobles so they'd stop causing havoc for France.

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  13. I haven't yet coughed up the cash for a DNA testing. What exactly do they test for? all ancestry? Specific ancestry? would I find out both parents ancestry or just one parent? I already know my mother's side is Swedish back to 1824, but know nothing of my father's side apart from his parents being German. I know I have no English blood, but my children would have some from their father's side, Scottish and German there too. they're kind of like the Heinz 57 brand of kids.

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  14. Susan:
    O admit to being somewhat curious, but like some of your readers said...I don't want to find out something I may not like.
    Plus, I already know I'm Pennsylvania Dutch and English (maybe Scotland?)...
    Maybe some day I'll check it out...just not today.

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    1. My family is predominantly Scottish (big time), English, Welsh, and Irish (also big). We know of different family members with those names.

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  15. I admit I'm curious, but I don't really want to do the research. My father and brother did the DNA thing, so I'm pretty much covered on that front. (Nothing surprising.)

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  16. Yes, I know what you mean. A murderer? A gunman? Who knows.

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  17. I'm working on a book about our family history. The most interesting thing I've discovered is that our great grandfather was committed to the insane asylum and lived there for 13 years till he died. No one had a clue.

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    1. It is like he was a man who never existed, and would still be invisible if not for the family history. Awesome.

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  18. When I did a DNA test they found out I come from a long line of famous boxers. Except one uncle who was a dalmatian.

    God bless.

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    1. Sooo, you are now spotted and absolutely huge!

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  19. Dear Susan, I laughed out loud at the comment before me by Victor S E Mubarak. What a play on words! As to the spiting DNA test, a friend gave me the gift of it for my birthday two years ago and I discovered that I was really as much Celtic as I'd thought I was--the rest was Viking. And as those Vikings came over to Scotland and the British Isles I'm thinking that's right!!!!!

    My, God is your grandmother. Well, the thing is, I believe that we are are sparks of Divinity. Together we all make up Oneness. So, your great grandmother may be God, but I suspect you are too! Peace.

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    1. I think of God as the grandfather, but it really doesn't matter!

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  20. these are some very interesting facts you shared my friend!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!