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 Post subject: Re: dna contacts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:39 pm 

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Yes I have Mel just a few days ago. No surprise for me to learn I am 92% British. What is a surprise however is that a 3rd cousin sharing my surname who suggested/persuade ! Me that I take the DNA test does not appear on my matches, nor does his sister. This to me is a puzzle as we are both certain beyond a doubt that we shared forbears. In addition I have roughly 270 people, also sharing my surname, all Lancastrian and over 90% from Burnley who dont appear either. I have only 2 close matches both from my maternal side. Don’t understand it.


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 Post subject: Re: dna contacts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:25 pm 
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It's a bit baffling! I have now joined a few Ancestor Projects on GEDmatch. I have no idea what this means! I'm sure it will become clear as mud soon

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:37 am 
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Hadn't thought of joining that Mel, it'll be interesting to see who or what crops up.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:13 am 
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I've been adding my raw data wherever I can. MyHeritage is another one. Some features are only available if you pay a fee but you can view matches, and I think contact them. without paying.
I also added it to the FindMyPast DNA section (livingdna.com - it is an external link) and FamilytreeDNA. Apologies if I have already said all this on a previous post.

I'm finidng GEDmatch a bit confusing at the moment. I'm hoping to have a better look at it at the weekend as we have no plans. From a link on GEDmatch, I have joined a group on Facebook (Irish research) that matches specifically to people who are related based on the DNA and being group members so contact should be almost guaranteed. This group has created a 'program' that uses the GEDmatch matches and narrows them down to group members...that's my current understanding of it. I may be wrong! I joined at the beginning of the week but not had chance to run the match thing as I want to understand what I am doing first.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:32 am 
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Oh I'd be interested in the Irish one, I might try that.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:45 am 
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Have a look at the Ancestor Projects on the GEDmatch site. There are several that may interest you. You do need to upload the raw data before you can join the projects as you need a kit number. When you do it, follow the facebook link. I had no response from membership requests on the GEDmatch site itself.

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