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The (genetic) force is strong in this one ~ Ann Philp of Fife

Back in March I got to hear several presentations from genetic genealogist Angie Bush, and I loved the way she presented DNA matches in charts using Lucidchart.

So, I thought it might be interesting to try it out on one of my father’s family lines where he has quite a few matches – his Scottish line, the Philps of Fife. His great grandmother Ann was born (according to census records) in Ceres, Fife, though I can find no record of her baptism.

Ann PHILP 1840-1895

Ann Philp, born in Ceres, Fife around 1840, and died in Burnham, Canterbury, NZ on 13 March 1895

Ann migrated to New Zealand in 1863 with her husband Martin Burke and their baby daughter Mary, establishing the New Zealand branch of the family. Ann and Martin had two more children after they settled, daughter Annie and son Thomas.

  • Mary married Patrick Riordan
  • Annie married Francis Burton
  • Thomas married Norah Burton

Yes, Francis and Norah Burton were siblings, so their descendants, including my father, are double cousins. You can see this quite clearly in the amount of centiMorgans these cousins share, compared to their Riordan cousins, descendants of Mary. (View a larger version of the chart.)

Chart showing DNA matches and centimorgans shared of the descendants of the Philp family of Fife

I’m amazed at how many matches my father has on this one line, and there are certainly more, but those matches have no trees visible so I can’t identify where they connect.

It helps that the Scottish records are profuse, so you can take the paper trail quite far back. However the Philps seem to be two a penny in Fife, and I’ve reached a bit of an impasse for now going back, so maybe I’ll concentrate on going forwards instead!

Thanks to Angie Bush for the inspiration, and to Blaine Bettinger for his helpful webinar on LucidChart and Other Tools for Genetic Genealogy.

The Arrival of my Ancestors ~ Waitangi Day

Today is Waitangi Day in New Zealand. It commemorates the date the Treaty of Waitangi was formally agreed between the Māori tribes of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Queen of England way back in 1840. For all the Treaty’s faults, it helped pave the way for my ancestors to emigrate and settle in New Zealand. So,…

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My Heritage Pie ~ SNGF

Every Saturday night Randy Seaver sends out a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge at Genea-Musings.  Usually I miss out because of the time difference, but this week I thought I’d just post a day late! Our mission was to list our 16 great great grandparents, along with their birth, marriage and death dates. Then, determine…

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

I always knew I had Irish ancestors, but was never quite sure who they were and exactly where they were from. In the 1990s I spent several years living in Ireland. Oh, when I think of all the research I could have done! But, I was busy studying and working and having fun. Back then,…

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