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  • Raffwal
    Huge difference in matches for mtDNA and Y-DNA?
    by Raffwal
    I have tested on FTDNA several years ago. For mtDNA I have taken the FMS test and have eight genetic distance 0 matches none of which is on my known familytree. For Y-DNA I have only taken the 111 marker test. But even at the lowish 111 marker test, the closest matches are 9 steps to a man with the...
    15 October 2021, 11:42 PM
  • Solothurn
    Twin Towns
    by Solothurn

    I hope this is OK to post this on here

    Are there any members on here that are on any Twinning communities?

    What is Twinning?
    Town twinning is an official relationship-builder which started in Europe after the second world war. The idea
    9 October 2021, 05:51 AM
  • mabrams
    New Family Finder minimum cM
    by mabrams
    I know the White Paper (8-18-21) on page 5 states that the new minimum is 7 cM for a match (although 6 for additional segments).

    But I have very few matches that low. Out of 7000 matches, I have only 140 below 9.0 cM. And only 8 matches below 8 cM, with 7.41 being my lowest...
    8 October 2021, 02:47 PM