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  • A few comments on the discussion here. 1) The autosomal DNA segment analyzer and the alternative jWorks at dnagedcom.com are indispensible tools, far better than FTDNA's chromosome browser but not without problems. There is a learning curve to figure out your IBD clusters. 2) Forget the numbers. Except...
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    Last edited by N43154; 4 May 2015, 06:39 AM.

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  • N43154
    replied to Wish you had yDNA matches?
    Yes, you pay for the tests or you find a group of people who are interested in the results and get them to pay. Also, if you're doing yDNA for genealogical purposes, there's no point in testing a father or brothers. Start with a more distant cousin like a descendant of a different son of your 3rd great...
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  • N43154
    started a topic Wish you had yDNA matches?

    Wish you had yDNA matches?

    Only a teeny tiny percentage of the male population has tested for yDNA. Given this fact, probability would say that most men who do test will not have a match. What to do? Serious genealogists don't sit around complaining about this, they go out and recruit candidates to test. That's how many family...
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  • N43154
    replied to FTDNA fails at Matching
    Whenever 2 or more people share more or less the same segment on the same strand of the same chromosome, they have the same common ancestor -- IBD (identical by descent or identity of descent) The first task of any serious user of autosomal DNA for genealogical purposes is to define an IBD cluster...
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  • N43154
    started a topic Missing Matches glitch for Family Finder

    Missing Matches glitch for Family Finder

    FTDNA has a software glitch that is dropping people who are not changing their settings. One of my cousins got dropped. Her comment: I whined to them about this a while back, they said go to Personal Page & change settings. It is, and always has been, set to "Show All Matches". Bottom...
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