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Old 15th July 2018, 01:45 PM
cjm cjm is offline
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Y-111 and Matches

I just got back my Y-111 results. At the 67-marker level, I have six matches. At the next level, nothing. Only two of the matches at 67 have taken the Y-111. Should I discount them as false positives? They have different surnames and a genetic distance of 7. With the rest, is it fair to say I can't really tell much without them upgrading to the Y-111?
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Old 15th July 2018, 02:40 PM
John McCoy John McCoy is offline
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Having Y DNA "matches" may not be very helpful. They have to be close enough to be meaningful in terms of your research goals. What you want is VERY CLOSE matches that have some apparent genealogical connection to you, such as the same surname, or a surname that you recognize from a particular area where your patrilineal ancestors lived.
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Old 15th July 2018, 10:33 PM
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Haha this is true. When you put it like that, I have absolutely no useful matches, only some weird occurrences. For example, at the 12 marker, I share matches with 14 people who share the same last name, who's ancestral home for the surname is right next door to the ancestral home for my surname. They drop off when I get above that level, so it's kind of a dead end, but still interesting.
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