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Forum: Family Finder Basics 14th May 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By keigh
Actually, on Ancestry, I have had a number of 4th...

Actually, on Ancestry, I have had a number of 4th and farther out cousins that I've been able to connect with do to seeing just a familiar name on their tree. The names have been familiar to my...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 14th May 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By keigh
Several years ago, I was on another site and this...

Several years ago, I was on another site and this question of what to tell a half sibling was being discussed. I explained how my siblings and I had reached an agreement as to what should be shared...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 13th May 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By keigh
When FTDNA had a free transfer awhile back I...

When FTDNA had a free transfer awhile back I added my Ancestry DNA to FTDNA, and for the first twenty matches which were show as free, I had the same people showing on my new Ancestry DNA based...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 13th May 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By keigh
I thought I might extend a further explanation of...

I thought I might extend a further explanation of my previous comment on family ties. When talking to my brothers and sisters about the possibility of a unexpected relative showing up due to DNA...
Forum: Recreation Room 11th May 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By keigh
Don't commit a crime and leave your DNA behind. ...

Don't commit a crime and leave your DNA behind. If someone related to you does do something awful, would it be such a crime if your DNA lead the authorities to him or her?
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 7th May 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By keigh
I've found that YDNA testing is rather like...

I've found that YDNA testing is rather like fishing. When I first had my brother's Y test run I did it to 12 and got tons of matches at zero steps, 1,2,3 steps and on up. Only one shared a common...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 5th May 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By keigh
Knowing that a possible "surprise" could occur...

Knowing that a possible "surprise" could occur through DNA testing, I've already talked to my siblings about the "What to do if a half sibling shows up?" Basically their response was give the person...
Forum: DNA Success Stories 5th May 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,098
Posted By keigh
So far with just about 4,700 matches here at...

So far with just about 4,700 matches here at FTDNA and 69,500 at Ancestry, I have found any number of 2nd cousins that I didn't know about, but they weren't really surprises as in my being shocked by...
Forum: Recreation Room 29th April 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,569
Posted By keigh
Well, I don't have to worry now about 666 turning...

Well, I don't have to worry now about 666 turning up in my dreams about Ancestry matches. I'm now up to 68,785 and that number doesn't mean anything to me.

But my most recent dream was about...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 24th April 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By keigh
If you haven't a DNA test at Ancestry.com, I...

If you haven't a DNA test at Ancestry.com, I recommend doing it. They have a very large data base compared to FTDNA. FTDNA shows about 4,000 matches for me and Ancestry has about 67,900. The more...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 16th April 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By keigh
My brother and I have tested and the results are...

My brother and I have tested and the results are that he has a total match number of 5,058 of which 2,841 don't match with me. My total match number is 4,607 of which 2,391 don't match my brother. ...
Forum: Recreation Room 16th April 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,569
Posted By keigh
I had another DNA nightmare. After counting my...

I had another DNA nightmare. After counting my cousin matches at Ancestry, the number 66,652 came up. Something about 666 struck me, and guess who popped up in my dream claiming to be a match! ...
Forum: Recreation Room 5th March 2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,589
Posted By keigh
The list of surnames is added by the person who...

The list of surnames is added by the person who has tested or by the person in control of the test. It is a long and laborious process to manually enter each family name along with the location, so...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 23rd January 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By keigh
Hi: Here's a site that can help you understand...

Hi: Here's a site that can help you understand better your connections through the amount of cM's you share. https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_statistics

Remember that after sharing amounts...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 13th December 2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By keigh
Mitochondrial DNA is only good for testing down a...

Mitochondrial DNA is only good for testing down a mother's mother's line. It will give you the haplogroup of her mother's mother's mother's mother's line on down. No information is gained on any...
Forum: Recreation Room 13th December 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,487
Posted By keigh
For sheer size of a data base on strictly the...

For sheer size of a data base on strictly the Autosomal testing, Ancestry has the largest base. Over there, I have almost 50,000 cousin matches while here I have almost 4,000. I find that the number...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 26th November 2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By keigh
Always remember too, that while the number of...

Always remember too, that while the number of people who do DNA testing at some point is increasing fairly rapidly, not all families are interested in genealogy and they don't test. It can be a long...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 26th November 2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By keigh
I'm another individual that questions the...

I'm another individual that questions the accuracy of the generations called for the FMS. I'm H10c1 with 11 matches shown for the FMS with 8 at a zero step, and 1 each at 1,2,and 3 steps. Looking...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 29th September 2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By keigh
mtDNA is is useful in proving suspected...

mtDNA is is useful in proving suspected relationship down your direct maternal lines, but it can be very limited in being useful for finding unknown recent genealogical relatives. You can get lucky,...
Forum: mtDNA - Advanced Topics 15th September 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,106
Posted By keigh
So your father is showing a match through mtDNA...

So your father is showing a match through mtDNA to a haplogroup that isn't his mother's haplogroup. Is this what you are looking at. Or did you do your mtDNA group which would be from your mother? ...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 8th August 2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By keigh
Personally, I preferred the old login page. But...

Personally, I preferred the old login page. But since the smiling faces have nothing to do with me, I just tend to ignore them. But I can understand people being irritated by all those grinning...
Forum: X-DNA Advanced 17th July 2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,060
Posted By keigh
You got only part of your X chromosome DNA...

You got only part of your X chromosome DNA through your father, and he got his solely through his mother. A man doesn't inherit X chromosome DNA from his father. A woman inherits X chromosome from...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 13th July 2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,286
Posted By keigh
The problem with trying to use mtDNA to develop...

The problem with trying to use mtDNA to develop current genealogy is that the most common ancestor you may share with an exact or 0 step match can be several hundred to thousands of years ago.

I...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 12th July 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By keigh
Hi Again, I know the feeling, I was fishing for...

Hi Again, I know the feeling, I was fishing for information on my Great Grandmother. I know when she was born, her husband's name and what he gave as her maiden name on a death certificate. ...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 10th July 2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By keigh
Hi Carole, MtDNA is the least useful DNA test...

Hi Carole, MtDNA is the least useful DNA test for current genealogy. It looks like you have done the mtDNA to the limit and have 9 matches. Do any of those 9 matches show that they have also done...
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