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  • Originally posted by PDHOTLEN View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if my U5b2b2 haplotype came from Sweden back in the Viking Age (900s AD). And my father once told me when I was little that that we are related to Norwegian royalty. Since that would probably not be the current Norwegian dynasty, which came from Denmark, that would have to be from Medieval times. Of course he could have been fibbing.
    PDHOTLEN keep the stories that your father told you close. Sometimes that is all we have when we can't find those elusive paper records. I think family stories are wonderful and should be kept alive and passed on. My father had always told us that we had Mongolian ancestry. Who knows, there might be small grains of truth to what we are told as children.

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    • Originally posted by PDHOTLEN View Post
      I wouldn't be surprised if my U5b2b2 haplotype came from Sweden back in the Viking Age (900s AD). And my father once told me when I was little that that we are related to Norwegian royalty. Since that would probably not be the current Norwegian dynasty, which came from Denmark, that would have to be from Medieval times. Of course he could have been fibbing.
      PDHOTLEN keep the stories that your father told you close. Sometimes that is all we have when we can't find those elusive paper records. I think family stories are wonderful and should be kept alive and passed on. My father had always told us that we had Mongolian ancestry. Who knows, there might be small grains of truth to what we are told as children.

      To get back to the point of the thread, I have only had 6 new matches in January. Prior to that, I had not had any since November.

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      • Originally posted by Táltos View Post
        PDHOTLEN keep the stories that your father told you close. Sometimes that is all we have when we can't find those elusive paper records. I think family stories are wonderful and should be kept alive and passed on. My father had always told us that we had Mongolian ancestry. Who knows, there might be small grains of truth to what we are told as children.

        To get back to the point of the thread, I have only had 6 new matches in January. Prior to that, I had not had any since November.
        The incident I referred to was when the grade school class I was in wanted to know each student's family tree. I didn't know anything hardly. And after I asked my parents, I still didn't know much. As for Norwegian royalty, my Norwegian ancestors emigrated to the states before Norway became an independent country. Back then, the King of Norway was the king of Sweden. Around 1901 or so, they broke away from Sweden and elected a Danish prince as their new king. (I hope I got that right).

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        • 28 days since my last match. I have averaged new matches every 17.22 days since 29 Dec 2011. Longest time between matches is 80 days (4 Dec 2012 - 22 Feb 2013) & shortest time between matches is 2 days (which happened on 3 separate times).

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          • A Finnish connection?

            One more match was added recently (dated Feb. 7). Neither of my parents received any extra matches since I last checked.

            When I used the in common with function, this new person has ties to matches with Finnish or Estonian backgrounds. These in common with matches are matches to my mother as well. (My mother receives many Finnish matches.)

            This new fellow has Russian sounding first and last names. On these DNA tests, both of my parents receive a few matches who are Russian citizens. I know that some Russians settled in Finland. I also know that some ethnic Finns were settled in other areas of the old Soviet Union.

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            • New matches...

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              • I now have 363 FF matches (2 new ones). One is very low level, but looks to be connected to my Revolutionary War clade.

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                • Of the three of us, my mother is the winner with 6 new matches. My father has one. I share three matches with my mother and one with my father. My mother's matches appear at first glance to be mostly Swedes and Finns + one early U.S. southern colonial descendant. The match I share with my dad appears to be among his mysterious British descendant cousins, a definite minority among his matches on FTDNA and 23 and Me. (On paper, he had one very distant British family along his mostly French-Canadian/Acadian branch.)

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                  • I have 814 FF matches. Do they have a cut-off number?

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                    • Hi,

                      No, we do not have a cut off number for matches. The limit is when all of your genetic cousins have tested. :-)

                      Originally posted by marietta View Post
                      I have 814 FF matches. Do they have a cut-off number?

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                      • Apparently all of my relatives have tested, as I have no matches in 34 days.

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                        • I wouldn't say that it's more likely that people not related to you are testing right now and you just have to wait for more relatives to test.

                          Originally posted by Lincoln View Post
                          Apparently all of my relatives have tested, as I have no matches in 34 days.

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                          • I'm all alone in the world, with no relatives to test. Or at any rate, no relatives want anything to do with me. So this Family Finder thing is just a side game with me. As for Ancestry trees researching, the more that civilians act as if they expect me to kiss their butts, the more it incentivizes me to uncover aristocrats in my deep family tree. Let's see, where should I put Charlemagne?
                            Last edited by PDHOTLEN; 17 February 2014, 06:28 PM.

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                            • madman - Could there be any chance it is a screw up on FTDNA's part? In the past, all of my matches have vanished for weeks t a time. I would not be shocked if there is something wrong here.

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                              • I don't think so not everyone gets matches at the same time or even the same amount it's all random on when your relatives test theres several times when everyone ones getting tons of matches I got zero so it happens to everyone.


                                Originally posted by Lincoln View Post
                                madman - Could there be any chance it is a screw up on FTDNA's part? In the past, all of my matches have vanished for weeks t a time. I would not be shocked if there is something wrong here.

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