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Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 9th August 2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I wouldn't hold out too much hope for an ancestor...

I wouldn't hold out too much hope for an ancestor that distant. For a closer ancestor you might be able to find enough triangulated matches on a segment that you might be able to connect that branch...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 9th August 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By Adam Nisbett
Though it's doesn't necessarily have to be the...

Though it's doesn't necessarily have to be the case, given that there's no overlap in matching status between the two groups at all, I'd be inclined to suspect that the top left group is all...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 9th August 2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,673
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I'd been assuming my small amount of Middle...

I'd been assuming my small amount of Middle Eastern / North African was likely due to some Ashenazi Jewish heritage slipping into my European heritage (I've got a couple of ancestors with hints that...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 9th August 2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I think I recall a form that came with the kit...

I think I recall a form that came with the kit for your name, etc so I'd imagine you can have whomever you want fill it out with their information and the online info from the order will get updated...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 3rd August 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By Adam Nisbett
What I'm referring to is using the Chromosome...

What I'm referring to is using the Chromosome Browser to view the match segments for a selected Family Finder match. This will show you the portions of each chromosome for which you have matching...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 29th July 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By Adam Nisbett
If you are wanting to use the matches for...

If you are wanting to use the matches for genealogical research, the first step is to try to find any matches who have known ancestors in common with you. You can do this by either directly...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 29th July 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I have many Y-DNA matches with my surname, of...

I have many Y-DNA matches with my surname, of which 4-5 trace back to a known common ancestor born 1731 but none of them match me in FF. On the other hand I have FF matches that I can triangulate on...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 29th July 2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,116
Posted By Adam Nisbett
That would work for sibling and half sibling...

That would work for sibling and half sibling relationships, but I'm not sure how you'd change the aunt/uncle/nephew/niece labels to eliminate the problem. I think it just needs to be fixed - it used...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 15th July 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By Adam Nisbett
1. To match on the X chromosome, the descent...

1. To match on the X chromosome, the descent cannot include two males in sequence on either line. A male inherits his X-chromosome only from his mother, while a female inherits an X-chromosome copy...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 15th July 2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By Adam Nisbett
As an additional note, the odds that neither of...

As an additional note, the odds that neither of them match if the relationship is accurate would be lower than that of a single person of that distance not matching. So while still possible, I'd...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 14th July 2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,116
Posted By Adam Nisbett
This bug showed up at the same time as the June 3...

This bug showed up at the same time as the June 3 kit issues for me - I submitted a bug report at the time reporting both issues, but perhaps it was just lumped in with the June 3 stuff. It is a bit...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 12th July 2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,823
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I agree that DNA ancestry has much greater...

I agree that DNA ancestry has much greater collapse than one's actual pedigree. Though I tend to think it likely that a large portion of Europeans have ancestry from Charlemagne, I think it also...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th July 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,823
Posted By Adam Nisbett
Interesting. I'm fairly certain a couple of my...

Interesting. I'm fairly certain a couple of my ancestors are known descendants of John Lackland, so I probably would know a number of people who aren't on the list yet, but I guess I'd need to...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th July 2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,823
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I think this person either is assuming an...

I think this person either is assuming an enormous pedigree collapse or is not taking into account the exponential nature of ancestry. 1650 is roughly 400 years ago. 800AD is 1200 (3 times as far...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 9th July 2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,888
Posted By Adam Nisbett
Yes, that's also possible, but statistically I...

Yes, that's also possible, but statistically I would think it much more common for the segments to fragment than to merge. So for any segment that ends up more intact there will probably be multiple...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th July 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,823
Posted By Adam Nisbett
That list is FAR from complete though - for...

That list is FAR from complete though - for example it doesn't go past King John (Lackland) of England, and includes none of his children or descendants even though he is known to be an ancestor of a...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 9th July 2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,213
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I sent you a PM. Still having problems with kit...

I sent you a PM. Still having problems with kit 405400.
Forum: Family Finder Basics 6th July 2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By Adam Nisbett
Seems to scroll fine for me by either using my...

Seems to scroll fine for me by either using my mouse's scroll wheel or the scroll arrows at the right side of the panel. If you know the name you want, you can also click anywhere inside the panel...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 6th July 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,471
Posted By Adam Nisbett
Anything less than 5cM could easily be Identical...

Anything less than 5cM could easily be Identical By State (IBS) which basically means it just happened to randomly recombine to give similar enough results to appear to be a match. This would likely...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 6th July 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,888
Posted By Adam Nisbett
In general based on what I understand of how DNA...

In general based on what I understand of how DNA recombination works, cousin marriages end up giving you a larger dose of the common ancestry (since they would show up multiple times in your family...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 6th July 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,812
Posted By Adam Nisbett
The tool only detects segments for which the DNA...

The tool only detects segments for which the DNA you inherited from your father and mother are identical. For this to happen, it would mean that not only did both parents have common ancestors, but...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 6th July 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,009
Posted By Adam Nisbett
As a comparison, I have 24 Y-DNA matches at the...

As a comparison, I have 24 Y-DNA matches at the 37 marker level, all with variants of my surname, four known to descend from my 6th great grandfather the rest more distant - two of those with known...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 6th July 2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By Adam Nisbett
What is the size of the match on C19? If it is...

What is the size of the match on C19? If it is large enough to rule out it being identical by state (IBS) (anything >10cM is likely identical by descent) then it is highly likely that you inherited...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 2nd July 2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,213
Posted By Adam Nisbett
I don't understand why it's taking so long to...

I don't understand why it's taking so long to solve - in my case the raw data is all there (I downloaded it and uploaded to gedmatch) and the matches are there, so why does it take over a month to...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 24th March 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,735
Posted By Adam Nisbett
The issue is that we have two copies of each...

The issue is that we have two copies of each chromosome but there isn't any way to tell based on one person alone which one came from each parent. In your case, since both you and your husband have...
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