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Old 21st April 2017, 10:54 AM
DWFlineage DWFlineage is offline
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Originally Posted by mollyblum View Post
I just tested w Ancestry and also noticed more than half of my very distant matches (the majority) have no tree and don't respond or have three people on their tree!!! Um, how is that helpful???? It is literally the tester and their parents. Lol. Very disappointed in Ancestry. I have a very detailed tree and thought I would be able to prove or link my father's suspected father somehow. Only had two somewhat close matches. Like 3rd or 4th cousin range. The rest are out there. Some are duplicates from ftdna. But I guess I will have to research every one to get a full picture. Have not tested at 23 and me and really have no plans.
I recommend genealogist-Dave Guentner-dguentner56@frontiernet.net who may be able to help you solve your brickwall. I understand you are probably not an adoptee, but he should be able to help you from a genealogy standpoint.

Best regards, Doug
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Old 21st April 2017, 03:46 PM
ltd-jean-pull ltd-jean-pull is offline
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Originally Posted by MMaddi View Post

In the case of AncestryDNA, I think that many of their customers order the test after seeing a commercial about how they'll find out their ethnic ancestry.
Or they've had the add pop up on Facebook about the "amazing" results of a woman in Sydney. I've only clicked on a couple and they haven't been "amazing" at all. Pretty bog standard ancestry from Europe recently, and then there'll be some daft comment which shows the tester doesn't understand that "ethnicity" isn't not usually within the last three or four generations.
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Old 26th April 2017, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mollyblum View Post
...Have not tested at 23 and me and really have no plans.
I would. It had a distinctly different set of matches for me. And the 2C1R match that shared tree info was the key to unlocking biological father identity. You never know.
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