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Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd May 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Double first cousin might be a possibility. I...

Double first cousin might be a possibility. I share 1,512 with one of my double 1st cousins.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 20th May 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By MoberlyDrake
A great book to get is "The Family Tree Guide to...

A great book to get is "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" by Blaine T. Bettinger.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 17th May 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By MoberlyDrake
There is a GD of 2 between my cousin and his 3rd...

There is a GD of 2 between my cousin and his 3rd cousin once removed. Each has a difference of 1 mutation from the 8 men with whom they both share a GD of 1, but since they have mutations in...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 17th May 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By MoberlyDrake
And regarding all the matches with a GD of 1, it...

And regarding all the matches with a GD of 1, it is my cousin himself who has the mutation that none of the others have.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 17th May 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I am used to matches with a GD of 1 or 2 at 67...

I am used to matches with a GD of 1 or 2 at 67 markers. My cousin has only one with a GD of 3 and that one has the same surname. All those at GD of 1 or 2, who have an ancestor listed have the same...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 17th May 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By MoberlyDrake
No. During those 10 years I researched other...

No. During those 10 years I researched other lines as well,but I spent most of my time trying to find out who the parents of Robert C. Moberly were and who his wife was. I succeeded finally with the...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 16th May 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I think mtDNA testing is just about useless for...

I think mtDNA testing is just about useless for genealogy, except in very special cases, because even when you have an exact match, the common ancestress could have lived thousands of years ago. It's...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 16th May 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By MoberlyDrake
My cousin's test revealed that there was a...

My cousin's test revealed that there was a non-paternal event somewhere in our line. Using autosomal testing, I eventually found out that my great-grandfather was the son of a neighbor, not the son...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th May 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By MoberlyDrake
You get ethnicity results with Family Finder, but...

You get ethnicity results with Family Finder, but I wouldn't take them seriously. If you test at 3 different companies, you'll get 3 different ethnicity results. They're good at differentiating...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By MoberlyDrake
It just shows you the number of your matches at...

It just shows you the number of your matches at the different levels SAY that the oldest ancestor in their patrilineal line came from. Some misunderstand that it's the oldest known ancestor in their...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If you just ordered the Family Finder for your...

If you just ordered the Family Finder for your father today, it will definitely take a few weeks. He can't show up as a match to you until they do the Family Finder test on his DNA.

Your father...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 11th May 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I would do the autosomal Family Finder test to...

I would do the autosomal Family Finder test to see if you have any close matches named Billings and, if you can afford it, the DNA test at Ancestry, but it looks like you have found the correct...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 11th May 2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If you are looking for an unknown parent, you...

If you are looking for an unknown parent, you should focus on really close matches on autosomal DNA tests, such as Family Finder. So the Ancestry.com DNA test also and the DNA test at 23andMe too, if...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 8th May 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I usually only mention names if I know the match...

I usually only mention names if I know the match is on the other person's match list, so they can take a look. I manage a small project. Otherwise I refer to them as Match A, etc.
Forum: Adoptees Forum 7th May 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If you have really close matches who won't answer...

If you have really close matches who won't answer email try building a family tree for each of them. It's often possible as long as they provide some tiny bits of info. Sometimes you can do it with...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 5th May 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By MoberlyDrake
My father was very promiscuous, so I asked my...

My father was very promiscuous, so I asked my siblings once what they wanted me to do if a half-sibling showed up and neither one of them ever gave me any answer. I suppose that means I can do...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 5th May 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By MoberlyDrake
What country was your mom adopted in? Can you get...

What country was your mom adopted in? Can you get any records, a birth certificate?

Do you have any very close DNA matches? If so, have you contacted them? Do many of your DNA matches seem to be...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 2nd May 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If you are male, do a Y-DNA test - 37 markers, at...

If you are male, do a Y-DNA test - 37 markers, at least.

No matter what sex you are, do the Family Finder test. If you can afford it test at Ancestry and 23andMe also.

And read the book The...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 2nd May 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Y-DNA testing follow's only your father's...

Y-DNA testing follow's only your father's father's father's etc. line. That's only one branch of your tree.

Family Finder gives you cousins in all branches of your tree and it's up to you to find...
Forum: Recreation Room 30th April 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By MoberlyDrake
How are adoptees going to find their parents and...

How are adoptees going to find their parents and how are genealogists going to break down "brick walls" if everyone makes everything so private??? It negates the whole purpose of DNA databases.
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 30th April 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By MoberlyDrake
They weren't doing much that every adoptee...

They weren't doing much that every adoptee looking for parents doesn't do. They try to create trees for their very close matches who don't have one posted. I do the same thing and I'm just looking...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 30th April 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I say, if you are a criminal or if you are aware...

I say, if you are a criminal or if you are aware that a close relative is a criminal, don't do any DNA testing. And if you have a close relative whom you know to be a murderer, you should turn them...
Forum: Recreation Room 30th April 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If you are a dedicated genealogist, you probably...

If you are a dedicated genealogist, you probably are obsessed with genealogy! Who cares who knows it?

If you collect antique cars, you are probably obsessed with antique cars. So what!

I...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 30th April 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By MoberlyDrake
You can also put the matches who seem to match...

You can also put the matches who seem to match each other on a segment on the Matrix tool to see if they are all matching each other. It's not foolproof, but sometimes you can't get anyone to respond...
Forum: Recreation Room 29th April 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I don't use Facebook, but if I want to talk about...

I don't use Facebook, but if I want to talk about what DNA matches descended from a distant common ancestor share on a Rootsweb list, I replace their names with letters, such as match A and match B,...
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