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Old 2nd March 2013, 11:12 AM
N Joyce Wilson N Joyce Wilson is offline
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Found a missing ancestor sibbling

Our Irick line had a daughter that we knew about, but not her name or any other information. I found a marriage for a Nancy Jane Irick to a John W Johnson at the right times and ages.
After censu researching I found that family and their children, the children carrying the names of Nancy's parents, Solomon and Alcey. Not common, nor terribly uncommon either. Made contact with the family and they knew absolutely nothing about Nancy at that time.
Now years later, and after the FFTest, we have made contact again with matching results. The test has proved the connection! Only now, with the new upgrade family finder they FTDNA has done, they have deleted those results from the screen!
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Old 2nd March 2013, 10:23 PM
MFWare MFWare is offline
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Congratulations!
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Old 3rd March 2013, 11:35 AM
Sue Crowley Sue Crowley is offline
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I also had FF matches with descendants of two siblings of my ancestor. Our paper trails had been long known. These matches, too, disappeared with the new build 37.

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Old 3rd March 2013, 02:02 PM
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I wonder if in Chromosome Browser relics of the former matching segment(s) remain evident at lower cM's?

Is so, then one could accept the confirmation of paper trail proof by matching segment proof.
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Old 3rd March 2013, 11:08 PM
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Dumb suggestion.

The former matches have entirely disappeared from the match list making them impossible to compare.

Only recourse is Gedmatch.
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Old 8th March 2013, 02:03 PM
econnore econnore is offline
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Cool

I'm planning to leave my gedmatch data as is to preserve those matches. No need to upload a much smaller file once the raw data are available.
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Old 8th March 2013, 02:07 PM
Táltos Táltos is offline
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I'm planning to leave my gedmatch data as is to preserve those matches. No need to upload a much smaller file once the raw data are available.
Smart thinking econnore, and tomcat.
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Old 21st March 2013, 01:59 PM
jorgea jorgea is offline
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That is great to read. This gives hope to locate long lost ancestors. Thanks for posting your success story here at http://www.familytreedna.com
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