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Old 9th February 2018, 11:44 AM
FuriousGeorge FuriousGeorge is offline
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ysearch.org matches: a close match's matches don't match me

I suppose this indicates a false positive.

My closest match shows a difference of 2/34. When I search his closest matches, which have a genetic distance of 0, and compare them to my results, there's a genetic distance of 24/67.

It seems like that if I had more markers in common with my closest result, our genetic distance would dramatically increase.

This seems like the most likely explanation to me, however something still bothers me. FTDNAs learning center says that a difference of 3 at 37 means they are "related" as opposed to "likely related".

However, this assumes that the two men share a surname. In my case, our surname was definitely changed 5 generations ago.
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