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Forum: X-DNA Basics 12th April 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By mabrams
I agree with Moberly Drake that X matches should...

I agree with Moberly Drake that X matches should not be shown unless 15 cM. I might be slightly more tolerant. 9 or even 7. But all those 1 to 4 cM X matches are just wrong to show.

I have...
Forum: X-DNA Advanced 12th April 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By mabrams
Mary and Nancy should share about 12.5% and 840...

Mary and Nancy should share about 12.5% and 840 cM. There is a range above and below. So between 600 and 1200cM would definitely be consistent with half-niece. And it could be higher or lower...
Forum: Recreation Room 12th April 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By mabrams
I did the test in Jan and got results back in...

I did the test in Jan and got results back in Mar.

98% English. Sounds very high to me, since my paper trail is 32% German. I realize that German and English markers overlap, but still seems...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 2nd February 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By mabrams
At one point, about two years ago, I had 11 X...

At one point, about two years ago, I had 11 X matches to my father. I suppose there are more now.

Of the 11, I found 3 of them on GedMatch, where I can do a better X analysis. X One to One, 1cM...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 15th December 2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By mabrams
I second Moberly. You are very likely Jim...

I second Moberly. You are very likely Jim Possiblyme (genetically).

You should test your half-uncles (autosomally) so you can compare against them. The fact your father does not look much...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 15th December 2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By mabrams
You may have to get a new kit.....although FTDNA...

You may have to get a new kit.....although FTDNA did the labwork on your MyHeritage sample, so your kit is likely in the building. I just don't know if FTDNA has an agreement with MH to use the...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 15th December 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By mabrams
I am glad my previous message was of some help to...

I am glad my previous message was of some help to you.

I think you are right that 111 matches can be a good indicator of your genetic surname over the last several generations. But a GD of 7 is...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 15th December 2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By mabrams
Rather than get a SNP Pack, and your...

Rather than get a SNP Pack, and your budget/interests allow

Get the Big Y on sale , which right now also includes a FREE upgrade to 111, which for you is a $168 value (I think).

Big Y is...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 14th December 2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,729
Posted By mabrams
If you order a Big Y for $475, you will get a...

If you order a Big Y for $475, you will get a FREE upgrade to 111. Thats a great deal.

I am not sure about the date. I thought it was Dec 31st but you should check on that.

They will use...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 14th December 2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By mabrams
Hello Dagian Some observations. I am...

Hello Dagian

Some observations.

I am not sure if this is a point of confusion for you, but GD = 7 for 111 YDNA has nothing to do with your GD of 4.6 at GedMatch. In fact, GedMatch never...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th December 2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By mabrams
DrB, That more or less explains it. Most...

DrB,

That more or less explains it. Most of your potential Y cousins are likely still back in France or Germany.

My wife is Alsatian/Lorraine (half) and Bavarian (half). She has very...
Forum: mtDNA - Advanced Topics 9th December 2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,516
Posted By mabrams
a blog on heteroplasmy ...

a blog on heteroplasmy

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/2017/11/26/the-myth-of-the-gd0/
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th December 2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By mabrams
1.9 is ideally the number of generations to your...

1.9 is ideally the number of generations to your common ancestor.

1 is your parents
2 is their parents

So 1.9 or 2 sounds like you have grandparents in common, thus you are first cousins.
...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th December 2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By mabrams
No, as you noted, its a separate test. It will...

No, as you noted, its a separate test. It will have no effect on your Ancestry Compostion at Family Finder.

The mtDNA does contain an Ancestry Origins section. But its user entered.

I will...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th December 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By mabrams
Are you from a Y line that is recent immigrant to...

Are you from a Y line that is recent immigrant to North America? By recent, I mean after 1850.

e.g. if you were of German Y descent and most/all of your Y cousins are still back in Germany,...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th December 2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By mabrams
Are you from a Y line that is recent immigrant to...

Are you from a Y line that is recent immigrant to North America? By recent, I mean after 1850.

e.g. if you were of Italian Y descent and most/all of your Y cousins are still back in Italy, then...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th December 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By mabrams
My mother has a perfect mtDNA match to a third...

My mother has a perfect mtDNA match to a third cousin. GD=0.

She shares 65 cM autosomally.

And we have an excellent tree on both sides with lots of records.

But we struck out on the X...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th December 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By mabrams
The amount of cM can be used to predict...

The amount of cM can be used to predict relationships, although there is often more than one possible relationship.

210 2nd cousin
275
420 1st once removed or 1/2 first cousin.

So 275 could...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 10th October 2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By mabrams
Segment cMs FTDNA vs GedMatch not close

The cM are not as close as I would like....

FTDNA
18 605394 3053538 6.38 800
18 3899336 10020541 16.93 2370
18 22547282 45372217 22.13 6000
20 2366352 ...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 5th October 2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By mabrams
mtDNA matches can go back thousands of years. ...

mtDNA matches can go back thousands of years.
Family Finder matches go back hundreds of years.

So to be honest, very few of your mtDNA matches will be FF matches as well. Probably zero, unless...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 1st October 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By mabrams
Thank you PrairieLad "Number of SNPs...

Thank you PrairieLad

"Number of SNPs utilized by GEDmatch template = 523145"

Okay, so definitely V4


But why 2007 matches at Family Finder on a 23andMe V4 transfer, when her five other V4...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 30th September 2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By mabrams
23andMe v4 transfer match numbers

A person I am working with transferred herself and several family members to FTDNA Family Finder from 23andMe, all V4, Nov 2015 through 2016.


She got 2007 matches upon transfer.
Her child got...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 29th September 2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,454
Posted By mabrams
The absence of an X match means very little. ...

The absence of an X match means very little. Although your paternal matches do not have X matches, the same thing applies to the majority of your maternal matches.

(And I actually have paternal...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 24th September 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,705
Posted By mabrams
Failed AncestryDNA transfer

My known third cousin tried to transfer her AncestryDNA to FTDNA.

Error message of
"The specified file of 2017-09-21.zip could not be uploaded. The file is unsupported or corrupt/malformed...
Forum: X-DNA Advanced 28th August 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,610
Posted By mabrams
As an example of X non-matching.... My...

As an example of X non-matching....

My mother has a third cousin, so they share a gg gm, born in 1813. So we have detailed trees and plenty of census and other records.

My mother shares 61...
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