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His Arbman: Can I find the sailor Teodors unknown descendants?

I had begin to build a small family tree on a släktforskningssajt, but the dna test I had never thought of. What would a man with such a? The offer got me to dream myself back in time. Perhaps I would, perhaps, be able to follow how my ancestors wandered into Europe several thousand years ago?

I ordered a test to myself and to my wife for christmas.

in the mouth according to the instructions in the package and sent the test in the provided package to a lab in the united states.

Only then I came to think of my relative Teodor in the beginning of the 1800s, gave himself out as a sailor on the seven seas. He got a job at valfångsfartyg, visited the south pacific, and gave its last sign of life from him with a letter to his mother from New Bedford in the northeastern united states in 1859. The city was the center of the american whaling at the time.

it Can be unknown to the descendants of him somewhere on the other side of the planet?

at the same time, I started thinking about what it really is, this test will show. It is not at all of the order. I will get to see a whole new family tree? It will pop up relatives in other parts of the world?

it Will pop up relatives in other parts of the world?

dna-släktforskaren Peter Sjölund, I have now understood that it here to find my historical roots is not much to hope for. For other types of dna testing.

Read more: What you should consider when you are doing family research with dna

However, I can probably expect to see matches with more or less close relatives the world over. Probably several thousand, think Sjölund. It also has to be prepared that it can turn up unexpected surprises.

just over a week ago, I would have had the result, but it is delayed up to six weeks. Of course I am a bit tense at what it'll show. But I also understand that I may need to pay considerably more to take part of all the results.

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