This is my first post in a long while, and I’m hoping this year there’s going to be lots more of them.
For the last month, i’ve been work through my parents autosmal DNA connections, and from doing so i’ve stumbled upon new lines, broken down walls, confirmed illegitimate links and discovered a very rich heritage of ancestry. Not just from the people I descend, but more importantly the blood that has survived the ages and has passed through to my parents.
Firstly, we don’t inherit DNA from all of our ancestors, there are just too many of them, and very often their blood is diluted as it comes down the line and for many it disappears from our gene’s entirely.
This is my favourite aspect of autosmal DNA testing, you can clearly see who we inherit our DNA from and from those we do not.
I have so far found three very important DNA links that my parents carry, and these links match at different generations as you move further into my tree.
One such link, took me by surprise, a shared DNA link with the famous Boleyn Family of Hever Castle, Kent.
Below is a pedigree showcasing my family descent from Thomas Boleyn (1477 – 1539)
14th great-grandfather (shared DNA Match)
son of Thomas “1st Earl of Wiltshire” BOLEYN
son of George “Dean of Litchfield” BOLEYN
son of William ‘of Cattistock’ BOLLYN
son of William ‘of Cattistock’ BOLLEN
son of Walter ‘Waller’ ‘of Cattistock’ BOLLEN
daughter of Phinehas BOLLEN
daughter of Rebeckah BOLLEN
daughter of Rebeckah BAILEY
son of Rebecca GILHAM
daughter of Charles GILHAM
daughter of Sarah Ann GILHAM
son of Caroline Eliza MYHILL
son of Thomas Walter Frank BEAN
daughter of William Llewellyn BEAN
You are the son of Christine Angela Deborah BEAN