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  1. Bob Spiers replied to the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    Agreed

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM
  2. peter replied to the thread Y DNA test?.

    Also check the entries on your My Ancestors page carefully, and fill in any gaps. DNA and conventional methods need to work together.

    Jul 21, 2019 at 8:08 AM
  3. peter replied to the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    Having shared matches doesn't necessarily increase the chance of a match being genuine/useful. Many single segment m We all have far more...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  4. Bryman replied to the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    Thanks for further explanation. I had not realized that there was a 20 cM threshold. That seems rather high. The vast majority of my...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:55 AM
  5. Bryman liked Helen7's post in the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    I think it is a case of your potential cousins' matches (with each other) falling below the 20 cM threshold, as Pauline indicates. So their...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:48 AM
  6. Bryman replied to the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    That was not my main concern but is certainly something else to consider. Although I understand Peter's insistence that most of our matches...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:47 AM
  7. Bryman liked Pauline's post in the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    I’m not quite sure if it’s what you are asking, but Ancestry doesn’t list people as shared matches if they are in the Distant cousin list -...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:37 AM
  8. Bryman replied to the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    Yes, I even have this chart printed next to my screen for easy reference although that may not be as frequent as perhaps it should be.

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:36 AM
  9. Bryman liked peter's post in the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    Autosomes come in pairs and so it is quite possible to match two unrelated people in the same apparent position. It's quite possible, even...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 12:32 AM
  10. PeterM replied to the thread Y DNA test?.

    Nothing so far on the mothers side of my GGF. Clearly more to do. I am getting far more DNA matches on my mothers side (56) than I am on my...

    Jul 20, 2019 at 8:43 PM
  11. Heather liked Red Dragon's post in the thread How You can Help Yourself to Taste Success!.

    Hi Everyone! Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins. 27 new members joined the LostCousins site...

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  12. Helen7 replied to the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    I think it is a case of your potential cousins' matches (with each other) falling below the 20 cM threshold, as Pauline indicates. So their...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 6:06 PM
  13. peter rated Pauline's post Agree in the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    I’m not quite sure if it’s what you are asking, but Ancestry doesn’t list people as shared matches if they are in the Distant cousin list -...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 5:52 PM
  14. peter replied to the thread DNA Shared Matches.

    Autosomes come in pairs and so it is quite possible to match two unrelated people in the same apparent position. It's quite possible, even...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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