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    I was shocked when I saw a lot of matches in Sweden and Norway, but none in Iceland.

    But, I cannot see any white pin on the map. My address is clearly in Iceland, clearly points the town. The appartment number is included in the street address, but the town name is spelled correctly and it should at least point to the town.

    Does it mean that Iceland is completly ignored on the maps? If so, it should be fixed.

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    And, without the map, I cannot see where are the matches from. It is not possible to filter them on the list, even the CSV file does not show the country?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jötunn View Post
      I was shocked when I saw a lot of matches in Sweden and Norway, but none in Iceland.

      But, I cannot see any white pin on the map. My address is clearly in Iceland, clearly points the town. The appartment number is included in the street address, but the town name is spelled correctly and it should at least point to the town.

      Does it mean that Iceland is completly ignored on the maps? If so, it should be fixed.
      The same for me.I have been a member here for a quite a few years and my address is also Iceland but no white pins for me in Iceland even though I mange 4 kits for grand children who were born in Iceland and live there. F.T. should fix this and until they do I will not recommend it to other family members & friends.Hopefully they will fix it soon.

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      • #4
        jötunn and McCrary_Fondren: just to be sure, are both of you saying that you have entered the name, birth year (if known) and location for your earliest known ancestor in your account settings, found under Account Settings/Genealogy/Earliest Known Ancestors?

        That is the place that will result in the white pin showing on your Matches Map. Don't forget to click on the orange "Save" button on the Earliest Known Ancestors page. From the FTDNA Learning Center:
        If you've already done this and saved it, and the white pin still does not appear, you should contact Customer Support.

        The white pin is not meant to show the location for you, but for your earliest known ancestor. Apologies if either or both of you know this already.
        Last edited by KATM; 27 February 2018, 12:11 PM. Reason: added links

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        • #5
          So, the map shows my match'es EARLIEST DIRECT ANCESTOR location, which is different generation for each match and may be nothing more but a suspect?

          Shouldn't it be even more complicated?

          Also, some day I'll kill the one who designed these webpages. The UI is even worse than youtube or gmail. Hard to find anything, I end up opening like 20 tabs, because on some pages the menu disappears, other pages are accessible only from the menu, another ones are accessible only from the dashboard... a lot of digging, really annoying.

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          • #6
            If you think about it, it's the same with trees. People research and find what they can. The earliest is only the earliest until more research reveals another generation or more. You have to work with what's available.

            Once folks in the U.S. find information for their ancestors who originated over the pond, it's usually far enough back (for autosomal results) to be a time when people stayed in the same village for at least a few generations.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KATM View Post
              jötunn and McCrary_Fondren: just to be sure, are both of you saying that you have entered the name, birth year (if known) and location for your earliest known ancestor in your account settings, found under Account Settings/Genealogy/Earliest Known Ancestors?

              That is the place that will result in the white pin showing on your Matches Map. Don't forget to click on the orange "Save" button on the Earliest Known Ancestors page. From the FTDNA Learning Center:
              If you've already done this and saved it, and the white pin still does not appear, you should contact Customer Support.

              The white pin is not meant to show the location for you, but for your earliest known ancestor. Apologies if either or both of you know this already.
              Hi Katm and thank you for your reply.I hadn't thought about it that way as I have used my earliest ancestor also for my grandchildren as I have both US & Iceland citizenship but now I will change 2 of my grandchildren's Earliest Known Ancestors to Icelanders and see what happen.Thank you as I am always trying to lean more how this works.

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              • #8
                Hi McCrary_Fondren ... just to add to what KATM said earlier:
                Your grandchildren's earliest known female ancestor will be in their direct maternal line (mother's mother's mother's etc). Their earliest known male ancestor will be in their direct paternal line (father's father's etc).

                It could be that FTDNA's advice on this isn't too clear. I have several mtdna (female line) matches who give their earliest known ancestor as a male

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fern View Post
                  Hi McCrary_Fondren ... just to add to what KATM said earlier:
                  Your grandchildren's earliest known female ancestor will be in their direct maternal line (mother's mother's mother's etc). Their earliest known male ancestor will be in their direct paternal line (father's father's etc).

                  It could be that FTDNA's advice on this isn't too clear. I have several mtdna (female line) matches who give their earliest known ancestor as a male
                  Fern thank you for your reply.I will have my earliest known paternal line as their earliest known paternal line and their mother's earliest know maternal line as theirs.Their mother has also taken the FF test.

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