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by darkerhorse
15 Oct 2021, 16:45
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Find Death Records of Bride and Groom
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Find Death Records of Bride and Groom

Did you search the marriage allegati?
by darkerhorse
15 Oct 2021, 00:35
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Percentage Sicilian
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: Percentage Sicilian

How about a mention without a specific percentage?
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 18:10
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

Some immigration records may record eye color too.
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 17:50
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

Since looks can be deceiving, I'd focus on genetics.

Are you in touch with the families of your paternal grandparent's siblings? They might have photos or information for comparison.
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 04:31
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

FYI https://thosegraces.com/olive-skin-tone-ethnicity/ Note the list of ethnic groups/countries with olive skin. Odds are your father had one or more ancestors from one or more of these places. I wonder how recent it would have had to be? Asian Indians are included but not North American Indians who...
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 04:19
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

Looks like you're right about melanin and olive skin. I guess melanin is involved in both skin color and undertones. It's confusing. "One of the advantages of having an olive skin tone is that it is not as sensitive to the sun as fairer types of complexion. The reason is that olive skin contain...
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 04:08
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

Eye color might be recorded for males on some military records.

You can choose unknown in the eye color calculator.
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 01:41
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

Melanin in the iris affects eye color, but again my understanding is that olive skin is not melanin but an undertone.
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 01:39
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

I was thinking that you might be able to infer something from the eye color of your father, his parents, and his grandparents - whether they were his biological parents - but I just read that the single gene theory is old genetics. Today, it's believed that eye color comes from multiple genes, and i...
by darkerhorse
14 Oct 2021, 00:14
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

What was your father's eye color?
by darkerhorse
13 Oct 2021, 04:55
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

This part sounded of interest.

"Have you ever wondered how you inherited your unique skin tone? An AncestryDNA® test can tell you more about your genes and your skin pigmentation."
by darkerhorse
13 Oct 2021, 03:03
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

I don't recall the Native American family lore but I suppose that could account for it.

Would any of your paternal relatives spring for the Ancestry skin pigment analysis?

Pantone identifies 110 skin tones!
by darkerhorse
12 Oct 2021, 19:54
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

If there was some such intrigue in your family you'd think there'd be something suggestive that you'd have already come across in the family tree, documents, family lore, DNA matching, etc.

FYI
https://www.ancestry.com/lp/traits/skin-pigmentation
by darkerhorse
12 Oct 2021, 16:15
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

I think that's at least as plausible as some of the scenarios you suggested. Anyway, how extensive are your photos of his direct ancestors and his extended family? I suppose odds are that olive skin should also being showing up somewhere else in his (biological) family tree. If you did find a myster...
by darkerhorse
12 Oct 2021, 16:09
Forum: Genetic genealogy
Topic: Ethnicity vs. skin tone
Replies: 172
Views: 19430

Re: Ethnicity vs. skin tone

Or, it could be a wild goose chase.

His skin complexion could very well have come from ancestors already identified. Just the result of natural genetics.