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Old 12th April 2018, 02:01 AM
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I've heard from him again. I still don't know his kit number! They share one little 8cM segment of DNA. I explained that this is a distant match and likely to be at least a couple of centuries ago. He vehemently disagrees with this.
He must have read somewhere that there is a non-zero probability that very little can be shared between 3rd-4th cousins.

Non-zero probability is not the same as something being likely...


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P.S. Not a lost cause, but it might be difficult to find a convincing example.
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Old 12th April 2018, 07:35 AM
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I really don't care whether he agrees with me or not, but he tested with the V5 chip at 23andMe, and my relative tested at FtDNA. They match at GedmatchGenesis. With these being such different chips I think he should look at his much closer matches.

In the meantine he's asked where in the world we live (which I answered), and has requested a full family tree back to before everyone emigrated to the colonies.

If he was a closer match I'd be happy to look into this further, but it certainly would help if he also shared where HE lives, and his GedmatchGenesis number.
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Old 12th April 2018, 08:11 PM
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I really don't care whether he agrees with me or not, but he tested with the V5 chip at 23andMe, and my relative tested at FtDNA. They match at GedmatchGenesis. With these being such different chips I think he should look at his much closer matches.

In the meantine he's asked where in the world we live (which I answered), and has requested a full family tree back to before everyone emigrated to the colonies.

If he was a closer match I'd be happy to look into this further, but it certainly would help if he also shared where HE lives, and his GedmatchGenesis number.
In today's world everyone wants and expects to receive a lot whilst giving little or nothing in return. True sharing usually involves mutual understanding and reciprocity. The altruistic amount of anything that anyone is willing to give away is something of a personal decision.
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