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Old 13-10-23, 13:12
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I’ve been looking into my cousins husband tree. He’s a Jones and I haven’t touched that side. Done his mum and his paternal grandmother.
They aren’t sure where his paternal grandfather was born. They thought it might be Wales. Marriage cert he’s in the army so no clues there except he’s in a Devon regiment in 1924.

Their son shows up in my DNA matches and looking at his ethnicity he has only 3% Welsh. Surely if his great grandfather was Welsh then it should be more than 3%. Am I correct?

I’ve asked them to ask him to check his matches to see if there are any clues.
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If his great grandfather simply bore the surname Jones, even if he was legitimate, it doesn't mean that all the ancestors on both sides were Welsh. My great grandmother Riley certainly seems to have withheld all her Irish roots from me.
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Being born in Wales isn't necessarily the same thing as having Welsh ancestors.
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I've been working on a friends tree - his grandmother was born in Italy but his estimate puts his Italian DNA at only 10%. I think grandma was born in Italy but to a mixed European background - French, Germanic, Swiss, maybe Austrian?
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