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Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 2nd December 2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Dabney Carr
I believe those TIP estimates are for matches who...

I believe those TIP estimates are for matches who share the same surname.
Forum: Family Finder Basics 24th November 2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Dabney Carr
Do you know who is your biological mother? Has...

Do you know who is your biological mother? Has she tested?

What about your match? Can she determine which side of her family you are on based on the matches "in common with" feature?

Likewise...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 23rd November 2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Dabney Carr
559 shared cM is too much to be a 2nd cousin. I...

559 shared cM is too much to be a 2nd cousin. I agree with Prarielad, the relationship is either 1st cousins once removed or half first cousins.
Forum: X-DNA Basics 31st July 2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Dabney Carr
... or someone who matches your grandfather...

... or someone who matches your grandfather matches your grandmother.

I have a 2nd cousin once removed match here on FTDNA. She descends from two males on my mother's paternal side yet she shows...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 30th July 2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Dabney Carr
Is it so hard to believe that someone who matches...

Is it so hard to believe that someone who matches your father might also match your mother?
Forum: DNA Success Stories 26th April 2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dabney Carr
I guess that is why they call it Family Finder. :)

I guess that is why they call it Family Finder. :)
Forum: Adoptees Forum 24th April 2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Dabney Carr
The closer you are estimated as a relationship...

The closer you are estimated as a relationship the more likely it is a common ancestor IMHO. I mean if you are estimated as like a 3rd cousin then that MCRA seems more plausibly closely related to...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 20th April 2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dabney Carr
It's definitely worth a shot. So yes you should...

It's definitely worth a shot. So yes you should have your brother take the Y-DNA test, and take advantage of the DNA day sale currently going on and get a big discount.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 15th April 2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Dabney Carr
I would think because you matched that Posey with...

I would think because you matched that Posey with Family Finder, then you probably share a common ancestor within the past 300 years. If he had tested up to 37 markers on his Y-Dna test, I would...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 14th April 2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Dabney Carr
What level is your Posey match (12, 25, 37) and...

What level is your Posey match (12, 25, 37) and at what generational distance (0,1, 2, 3.. etc)?
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 13th April 2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Dabney Carr
I don't think you can assume anything for certain...

I don't think you can assume anything for certain although you have reasons to suspect there may have been a non-paternal event somewhere on your paternal line.

Are you able to determine where the...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 9th April 2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By Dabney Carr
You are probably not going to get any more...

You are probably not going to get any more matches at 67 than what you have at 25. It is possible that your match at 25 might not match at 37 but could match at 67, but then again 25 with a genetic...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 30th March 2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,363
Posted By Dabney Carr
I was not really impressed by it. It just said...

I was not really impressed by it. It just said that my family had a 60% chance of having roots in colonial America. I already know that the vast majority of my ancestors were early settlers in...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 30th March 2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By Dabney Carr
If you know his Y-Dna haplogroup, then there must...

If you know his Y-Dna haplogroup, then there must have been a direct male descendant who has tested. Did that person do a Y-DNA test here at FTDNA?
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 29th March 2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Dabney Carr
That's what is strange. The people in question...

That's what is strange. The people in question have tested at Ancestry. Ancestry says they are not a match, but they are 2nd cousins once removed which is confirmed by paper trails and them both...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 28th March 2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Dabney Carr
Ancestry's Chip - Quantity over Quality?

Apparently Ancestry's latest chip for processing DNA compares much fewer markers than that of its previous version. This allows Ancestry to process more kits at one time. However what is the...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 28th March 2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dabney Carr
There will be sales during the days leading up to...

There will be sales during the days leading up to DNA Day next month (April 25).

You can also get a $20 discount anytime on a Y-DNA test if you order it through a project page, and there just...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 26th March 2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dabney Carr
I have a similar situation with a 2nd cousin once...

I have a similar situation with a 2nd cousin once removed. I X-match her even though I don't X-match her father who is my 2nd cousin. Her relation to me also passes through two males in succession...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 26th March 2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By Dabney Carr
Congratulations on finding your birth father's...

Congratulations on finding your birth father's family!:)
Forum: Adoptees Forum 25th March 2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Dabney Carr
Your Y-Dna and Autosomal tests do seem to confirm...

Your Y-Dna and Autosomal tests do seem to confirm that your father was a Maxted. Are you able to check the existence of any Maxteds who might have been living in the area where you were born or...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 24th March 2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dabney Carr
I think she means that they want two names: That...

I think she means that they want two names: That of the test taker and also the earliest known paternal ancestor of the test taker.

The name of the earliest paternal ancestor is not required and...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 24th March 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By Dabney Carr
Not necessarily. They very well could match you...

Not necessarily. They very well could match you at 67 where a genetic distance of 6 is still considered a match.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 22nd March 2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Dabney Carr
You should have either your presumed Aunt or...

You should have either your presumed Aunt or Uncle take the Family Finder test. You would also take the Family Finder test and when you get your results, you would see if you match closely with them.
Forum: X-DNA Basics 20th March 2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dabney Carr
This is a very close match. The person is...

This is a very close match. The person is probably your father's first cousin once or twice removed or his second cousin. Have you tried sending a private message to this person? If you do, they...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 20th March 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dabney Carr
Does your mother have any brothers who would be...

Does your mother have any brothers who would be willing to take an autosomal test? Because your mother's brothers (your uncles) will have got their X chromosome from your grandmother. You could...
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