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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoebe Watts View Post
    Perhaps I can add a subsidiary question? Does anyone score a Welsh community based on Welsh ggg grandparents or further? I know it will be difficult to generalise.

    All my closest matches have a Welsh GC, including some 3C2Rs whose ancestors emigrated in the 1850s. My first match without a Welsh community is Wendy, a 4C1R. Two of her 2G grandparents emigrated in the 1850s from the same part of west Wales, they met on the journey and married in America.
    I don't. When it comes to my y-chromosome line, I'm Welsh, but when it comes to my overall autosomal ancestry I'm British and Irish that was thrown into an American blender and recombined according to the regional history of North America.

    Here's my Ancestry Ethnicity Estimate, which I think is pretty accurate.

    Ethnicity Estimate_Ancestry DNA_local stuff_8 June 2019.jpg

    That's why I don't do Living DNA, because I don't think it would do much good. My ancestors came from Britain and Ireland (and the Netherlands, France, and Switzerland) a long time ago, so in terms of autosomal dna I'm not going to track to one or two particular regions in the Isles, except maybe generally western.

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