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Forum: X-DNA Basics 8th November 2016, 08:06 PM
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Posted By mkdexter
At least you know half your tree, if not the DNA...

At least you know half your tree, if not the DNA tests. If you happen to have any 2nd cousins or closer in the FTDNA or Ancestry test - that might help you narrow down common ancestry on your...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 7th November 2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,345
Posted By mkdexter
I went back and re-read your post. For some...

I went back and re-read your post. For some reason I thought you found a match on your unknown father's side but now I see it was to your mother's side.

Yes this person is probably your aunt,...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 7th November 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,345
Posted By mkdexter
You have made it half way there then,...

You have made it half way there then, congratulations on finding your mother. I was in this same situation (father not known) until recently. I hope if she is able, that you tested her in Ancestry...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 26th October 2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,539
Posted By mkdexter
This person is probably a 3rd or 4th cousin match...

This person is probably a 3rd or 4th cousin match based on what you said about three segments. I'd have to see the chromosome map to tell you for sure, but I have found that FTDNA predicts too close...
Forum: DNA Success Stories 23rd October 2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,028
Posted By mkdexter
I just helped my half sister (same mother and me)...

I just helped my half sister (same mother and me) find her birth father. Now she has another half sister neither of them knew about until I reviewed the DNA results.

I also helped my cousin find...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 23rd October 2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,295
Posted By mkdexter
You didn't understand what I said. I was talking...

You didn't understand what I said. I was talking about comparing the BGA/MyOrigin reports of the grandparents. Those are not gene reports, they are SNP based reports.

The SNPs only come from...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 21st October 2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By mkdexter
Expanding on what DaveInGreece said, Family...

Expanding on what DaveInGreece said, Family Finder is a test of 22 pairs of chromosomes plus the X. One half of each chromosome pair is paternal and one half is maternal, thus 50% is 22 chromosomes...
Forum: Recreation Room 18th October 2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By mkdexter
I've been answering and posting here and failed...

I've been answering and posting here and failed to even answer your original post.

I have the book. I got it to review as I have done with all of the books. Until now, I had not even read the...
Forum: Recreation Room 18th October 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By mkdexter
I helped my friend confirm his birth father with...

I helped my friend confirm his birth father with DNA tests as well. We found a link via a 3rd cousin (autosomal), then with some leg work he found a possible first cousin so we tested him both...
Forum: Recreation Room 18th October 2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By mkdexter
Both were autosomal. Y DNA has not been...

Both were autosomal.

Y DNA has not been helpful for me. I found my birth father with autosomal as well. Because of the lack of good YDNA matches and no patterns or similar sounding names, I...
Forum: Recreation Room 17th October 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By mkdexter
My Deal ancestry brick wall. Johannes Hans Diehl...

My Deal ancestry brick wall. Johannes Hans Diehl 1645 - 1698.

also
Johannes Gohn 1718 - 1769.
Forum: DNA Success Stories 17th October 2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,875
Posted By mkdexter
Yes, any person found in a DISTANT COUSIN...

Yes, any person found in a DISTANT COUSIN category of Ancestry to another person won't be a shared match between multiple people, only one on one comparison. It is not that they don't share between...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 17th October 2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
Posted By mkdexter
Ancestry and Family Finder are the same type...

Ancestry and Family Finder are the same type tests. FTDNA has more tools, a chromosome browser for example, and the benefit of having your test in their database too. Ancestry and FTDNA are two...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 17th October 2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,731
Posted By mkdexter
congratulations!

congratulations!
Forum: Recreation Room 14th October 2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By mkdexter
Really? I've thought about it before, but I...

Really?

I've thought about it before, but I wanted to focus on finding my birth father first. Now I'm ready to make a book my next project.

Matt.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 11th October 2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By mkdexter
Could you email me about the double cousin tests...

Could you email me about the double cousin tests results as this may be something I want to use in a presentation (no names attached of course); and by that I mean the gedmatch map in particular vs....
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 11th October 2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,490
Posted By mkdexter
No. To really confirm Hale is a solid surname...

No. To really confirm Hale is a solid surname for the missing father, you would need to have a GD of 0 - 2 at 111 markers. These could very easily drop way back or drop off the chart at 67 or 111...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 6th October 2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By mkdexter
Yes it does if the 41.9cM is one big block shared...

Yes it does if the 41.9cM is one big block shared on the X chromosome. Otherwise it is still a cousin match, but whether by the man's maternal side or not would be harder to tell.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 5th October 2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,423
Posted By mkdexter
With even 2 markers not matching out of 111, the...

With even 2 markers not matching out of 111, the difference may well be over 8 generations back or it may be under 4. It is really too hard to tell. Some people have reported a father and son...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 5th October 2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By mkdexter
Only a Y chromosome as there is a different test...

Only a Y chromosome as there is a different test for that one. The other chromosomes 1 - 22 and an X are used in autosomal tests, meaning a test compares segments from each chromosome to the...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 3rd October 2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,731
Posted By mkdexter
you may want to check the drug store ahead of...

you may want to check the drug store ahead of time, not all of them sell those kits.

So it sounds like you have a common cousin matching both of you and you less than this man does. That means...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 3rd October 2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,295
Posted By mkdexter
I have five children, all tested, as are all of...

I have five children, all tested, as are all of their grandparents and my wife. In seeing how all of this flows and works by looking at many family member tests, I can say that I would not worry...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 3rd October 2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,510
Posted By mkdexter
I agree. FTDNA only shows a match on the X...

I agree. FTDNA only shows a match on the X chromosome if the autosomal matches first so yes this 6.64cM is small.

I would suggest looking at the gender of the two people in the comparison when...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 3rd October 2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,731
Posted By mkdexter
If you are going to meet this man, go to a drug...

If you are going to meet this man, go to a drug store and get a paternity test kit and test father and son. You will really appreciate the peace of mind in seeing a DNA match. It costs a little but...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 28th September 2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,620
Posted By mkdexter
You are probably looking at the list of Family...

You are probably looking at the list of Family Finder matches. The reason you see paternal and maternal columns is for comparison purposes. If you had a parent test in the system and you connected...
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