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  • #16
    I wish they would give us the ability to sort X matches! There is one member of my project who could have inherited DNA on the the X from one of our ancestors with unknown parentage. I can't download her results in order to sort them. I also wish FTDNA didn't even include matches under 10 cM on the X.

    All my mother's X-chromosome DNA comes from recent French and German immigrants, yet she has lots of X matches. I think I've only found one true X match beyond family members I have tested. Almost all her matches are on her paternal grandfather's colonial American side. They shouldn't show up as X matches at all. Some share several 5 cM segments.

    Also, it confuses new testers when they show X matches who share under 10-15 cM.