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Old 29th March 2012, 10:09 AM
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That's great! Thanks for posting the numbers as well. That helps a lot when trying to frame where to look.

I've got some potential connections (Ashkenazi no less!) back to the mid 1500s.

Gaye
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Old 31st March 2012, 06:05 PM
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That's great! Thanks for posting the numbers as well. That helps a lot when trying to frame where to look.

I've got some potential connections (Ashkenazi no less!) back to the mid 1500s.

Gaye
Wow! That is cool!

Wish I could get that far back (especially on my y-dna line)!
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Old 13th March 2013, 04:50 PM
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I have only had my Family Finder results for a couple of weeks, and I have already confirmed a 5th cousin I did not know existed, and I was able to unzip my FF raw data and discover that I am genetically lactase persistent (the opposite of lactose intolerant). Of course, I knew I could drink lots of milk without ill effects anyway, but it was kind of cool to see that reflected in my dna.

My 5th cousin initiated our contact, which was nice. We share a set of 4th great grandparents, and we may be double 5th cousins. Her 3rd great grandfather and my 3rd great grandfather were brothers. They married women who shared a surname, and I suspect those two women were sisters. If they were, then we are 5th cousins on two lines.

My newly discovered 5th cousin has another of our lines traced to the 17th-century immigrant, who was born in Surrey, England. I did not have that information, so there's another benefit from the Family Finder test.

To my way of thinking, Family Finder has already more than paid for itself. Anything more is frosting on the cake, and I think the cake will eventually be piled high with frosting.

This test is worthwhile, very worthwhile.

I recommend it.
How did you determine your father's results from your mother's? I've been told that FF would give me a whole bunch of results that I would have to sort out. Secondly what advantage does FF offer that a 67 or higher marker test would not?
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Old 13th March 2013, 05:13 PM
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I think I am on the verge of linking up with another Family Finder match. Of course, a lot depends upon whether I hear from this individual or not. Anyway, we are predicted by FTDNA to be 4th cousins. We share 38.31 cM of autosomal dna, with the longest block being 15.15 cM.

He and I share a surname in our surnames list, and if I am right, we share a 5th great grandfather on that line, which would make us 6th cousins. That's stretching back to a man born in 1723, but we share some dna somehow, and that looks like a firm connection.

Right now I am not sure of the source for the pedigree, since up until I saw this man's gedcom, I could not get this line beyond my 3rd great grandfather. I found the possible connection by searching pedigrees on the internet, to be quite honest. I'm thinking the information is probably pretty good, since this man and I have a genetic match, but I would feel better if I knew the source of the online pedigree I found.

Anyway, Family Finder is cool. I wish everyone would do it. At least the people who are already involved in genetic genealogy on the y-dna and/or mtDNA sides should do it.
38.31 cM is a 6th Cousin
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Old 13th March 2013, 08:40 PM
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I have only had my Family Finder results for a couple of weeks, and I have already confirmed a 5th cousin I did not know existed....
Congratulations!!!!
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