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Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 14th July 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By MoberlyDrake
No, not unless Fred is a close relative and...

No, not unless Fred is a close relative and shares the same patrilineal line with you. Family Finder covers recent generations and a Y-DNA match can back many many generations, even if it's a match...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 13th July 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I don't know that they'll ever be able to do...

I don't know that they'll ever be able to do better with Western Europe. Too much mixing of peoples, too little variation in DNA. They should have had just two categories for Western Europe: North of...
Forum: Recreation Room 12th July 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By MoberlyDrake
We don't always know how the ancestor would have...

We don't always know how the ancestor would have felt about the flag either. The village in France where my great-grandfather was born had been annexed by Germany and he fled the country to avoid...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 12th July 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I don't think anyone should have their main...

I don't think anyone should have their main research on an online tree. You should have it in a genealogy program on your computer. RootsMagic has a free version you can download and try to see if...
Forum: Recreation Room 12th July 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Why bother using them at all? I never came across...

Why bother using them at all? I never came across that practice in any genealogy seminar or book. If you don't use them, you don't have to worry about which flag was used in which region at what date.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 10th July 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By MoberlyDrake
My grandfather immigrated from Cappella sul Tavo,...

My grandfather immigrated from Cappella sul Tavo, Abruzzo, Italy. I suspect that few Italians from that area have tested.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 10th July 2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By MoberlyDrake
My father doesn't have a single match, even at 12...

My father doesn't have a single match, even at 12 markers.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 9th July 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By MoberlyDrake
My first cousin is a GD of 2 with his 3rd cousin...

My first cousin is a GD of 2 with his 3rd cousin once removed. My 3rd great-grandfather had 2 sons and it appears that there was one mutation in each line. This gives my 1st cousin and his 3rd cousin...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 7th July 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I don't think I would. I think mtDNA matches...

I don't think I would. I think mtDNA matches would be even less likely to show up in your Family Finder results. The reason is that the common ancestress you share with an mtDNA match may have lived...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 4th July 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By MoberlyDrake
The big thing is your list of matches. If they...

The big thing is your list of matches. If they verify your tree, you're fine. If you find very close matches who are share a common ancestor, but who seem to be unconnected with anyone in your tree,...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 4th July 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I don't bother about ethnicity results. My mother...

I don't bother about ethnicity results. My mother is at least 75% French and German, but MyOrigins gives her only 17% West and Central Europe. But This tells you a lot about MyOrigins:

My father...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 30th June 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I see two of my ancestors on the Huguenot...

I see two of my ancestors on the Huguenot ancestors list - Vincent Runyon and Poncet Stelle. I've seen OLD genealogies claiming they were French Huguenots and even claiming that Poncet Stelle was a...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th June 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Each chromosome is made of two strands of DNA, a...

Each chromosome is made of two strands of DNA, a double helix connected by base pairs. You might want to get a copy of "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" by Blaine T....
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th June 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Actually you have two of each Chromosome, one...

Actually you have two of each Chromosome, one from each parent.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th June 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By MoberlyDrake
It would also be good to test your cousin at...

It would also be good to test your cousin at Ancestry and at 23andMe also if you can afford it. If one of her father's close matches has done a DNA test, there's no way of guessing which company he...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 24th June 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By MoberlyDrake
What DNA tests have you done? In addition to the...

What DNA tests have you done? In addition to the Family Finder test here, I recommend that you do the Ancestry DNA test, and 23andMe also, if you can afford it. You are looking for really close...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 24th June 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I tested my Italian father in 2012. He is J-M172...

I tested my Italian father in 2012. He is J-M172 and he has zero matches at any level.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 21st June 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By MoberlyDrake
No they don't test all the markers and then wait...

No they don't test all the markers and then wait for you to pay to unlock the ones you want to see. When you order an upgrade they take some of your stored DNA and run a test for the additional...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 19th June 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Since most people who do DNA testing do it...

Since most people who do DNA testing do it without any previous exposure, what is needed is a set of instructions on how they are to deal with their results. And they probably need to be as simple as...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th June 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By MoberlyDrake
You can also call FTDNA and have them delete your...

You can also call FTDNA and have them delete your Ancestry upload and then buy Family Finder.

My FF test that I purchased here has 934 matches.

My sister, who transferred from Ancestry has only...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 15th June 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Enlarge it. Hold down the Ctrl key and press the...

Enlarge it. Hold down the Ctrl key and press the +.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 15th June 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By MoberlyDrake
It's impossible to actually tell how far back the...

It's impossible to actually tell how far back the common ancestor is. He could be recent or he could predate the adoption of surnames. And a man may have changed his surname for a variety of reasons....
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 14th June 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Have you uploaded your Ancestry results to FTDNA?...

Have you uploaded your Ancestry results to FTDNA? It costs $20. They will only show your matches here to about 3rd cousin based on an Ancestry transfer, so you won't get to see your more distant...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 13th June 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If your Y-DNA matches have done the Family Finder...

If your Y-DNA matches have done the Family Finder test and if they share any meaningful autosomal DNA (above the minimum threshold set by the test)with you, they will show up in your FF match list...
Forum: DNA Success Stories 13th June 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,929
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If his name isn't a very common one, you may be...

If his name isn't a very common one, you may be able to locate him in an online directory, perhaps with a few relatives listed. That might lead you to searching for online obits or other records of...
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