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Forum: British Isles DNA Project 16th August 2018, 07:22 PM
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Posted By georgian1950
Of course the patrilineal and matrilineal lines...

Of course the patrilineal and matrilineal lines are each one out of many possible lines (go back 10 generations and you have more than a thousand possible lines). Sometimes you can trace those really...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 15th August 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By georgian1950
How many markers did you test? With only Y-25, a...

How many markers did you test? With only Y-25, a GD of 1 or 2 is not necessarily close, Y-37 maybe, Y-67 yes.


Jack
Forum: Recreation Room 3rd August 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By georgian1950
A few days ago, I ran a GEDmatch 'X one-to-many'...

A few days ago, I ran a GEDmatch 'X one-to-many' to select some kits for comparison. I was looking at kits for males who tested with Family Finder. Though a male only has a single X-chromosome,...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 2nd August 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By georgian1950
An AncestryDNA kit has a lot fewer SNP's and some...

An AncestryDNA kit has a lot fewer SNP's and some different ones than FF. On the Family Finder database, an AncestryDNA transfer other than the original AncestryDNA version, only picks up the closer...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 2nd August 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By georgian1950
Spend a few bucks more and get a better test...

Spend a few bucks more and get a better test (i.e. an actual Family Finder).

I assume you are taking advantage of the FTDNA sale for the other tests, but you can also get a sale price now on FF.
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Forum: Recreation Room 2nd August 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By georgian1950
I sort of like the archaic flags. I find it...

I sort of like the archaic flags. I find it educational trying to find their history.

Jack
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th July 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By georgian1950
This might be more like what you are looking for:...

This might be more like what you are looking for:


https://segmentology.org/2018/05/02/confusion-about-base-pairs/

Jack
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By georgian1950
Caution is in order, but the right circumstances...

Caution is in order, but the right circumstances can yield results. With Family Finder, I have discovered:

- A great grandfather of a third great grandmother.


- that a second great...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By georgian1950
Do not have her upload the AncestryDNA kit to...

Do not have her upload the AncestryDNA kit to Family Finder. Looking for a relationship that far back, she needs to take the Family Finder test itself because it includes a lot more SNP's than the...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By georgian1950
Hi keyhook, I assume the analyses are from Family...

Hi keyhook, I assume the analyses are from Family Finder. Are your kits on GEDmatch? What about the cousin?

What relationship levels are predicted with the cousin?

Jack
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 22nd July 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By georgian1950
Congratulations! I thought a GD of (111,3) was...

Congratulations! I thought a GD of (111,3) was pretty damn close.

Jack
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 20th July 2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By georgian1950
I would say it fits. Those time estimates have...

I would say it fits. Those time estimates have great variability.

Jack
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th July 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By georgian1950
Kyle, I am not a big fan of AncestryDNA, but it...

Kyle, I am not a big fan of AncestryDNA, but it does have the largest database and will pick up recent matches reliably. You should have her test with Ancestry as quickly as you can (that test...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 17th July 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By georgian1950
Try GEDmatch and you likely will have even more...

Try GEDmatch and you likely will have even more DNA matches.

Not credible, is it?

Jack
Forum: X-DNA Advanced 17th July 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By georgian1950
GEDmatch? Family Finder? What is the...

GEDmatch? Family Finder?

What is the predicted relationship or generations to MRCA?


I would think that the size of the match on X would mean a common ancestor within a few generations. What...
Forum: DNA Success Stories 14th July 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By georgian1950
Looks like his children did their part, too. ...

Looks like his children did their part, too.

Jack
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 11th July 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By georgian1950
Robert Estes has a new blog entry which might be...

Robert Estes has a new blog entry which might be relevant to this discussion:

https://dna-explained.com/2018/07/11/ancestors-what-constitutes-proof/

Jack
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 11th July 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By georgian1950
Probably a lot. I find in the field that people...

Probably a lot. I find in the field that people see what they want to see (all the way from novice to expert/professional). The methodology is loose enough that they can get away with it.

Jack
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 10th July 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By georgian1950
Yes, probably so. Maybe just a guess on my part,...

Yes, probably so. Maybe just a guess on my part, but at one time I estimated that about one out of a thousand USA males did Y-DNA testing, but for the rest of the world it was more like one out of...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 10th July 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By georgian1950
That really is curious. I wonder if any of his...

That really is curious. I wonder if any of his recent patrilineal ancestors experienced conditions which could have bump up the mutation rate?

Jack
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 8th July 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By georgian1950
I am (37,2) with a guy who shares a patrilineal...

I am (37,2) with a guy who shares a patrilineal 5th great grandfather with me.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over your example.

Jack
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 7th July 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By georgian1950
If I recall, in the old days FTDNA would tolerate...

If I recall, in the old days FTDNA would tolerate only a couple of a percent and most kits had less than a half percent.


Jack
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 3rd July 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By georgian1950
new project for I-Z382+ YDNA Subclade

A new project has been formed for Z382 with John Francis as the administrator. I hope everyone here who is tested I-Z382+ will join:

https://www.familytreedna.com/groups...subclade/about

I...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 28th June 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By georgian1950
I'd say, but hasn't FTDNA been bundling Y-500...

I'd say, but hasn't FTDNA been bundling Y-500 with Big-Y which is where you might want to eventually go?

Have you joined the project for R-M269? If not, I would do that next. When you get grouped,...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th June 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By georgian1950
Here is the best explanation that I have seen: ...

Here is the best explanation that I have seen:


https://segmentology.org/2018/05/02/confusion-about-base-pairs/

Jack
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