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Are AncestryDNA matches of 904 to 1,211 cM likely to indicate half siblings?

Grandma is showing dna matches with four “1st cousins” who are all supposedly first cousins themselves. The matches are 1211, 1175, 1138, and 904 cms. There is also a match of 972 who is a brother to ...
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Possible Half Siblings? [duplicate]

Recently I was contacted by a man who feels we could be half siblings. He explained where his father had lived and I learned he and my mom had dated. My CM to his was over 2000 and ancestry.com showed ...
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Distinguishing half siblings from cousins using AncestryDNA?

My husband recently took an AncestryDNA test to see if he could find out who his father was, at least through matches. His closest match that came up was a female who shares 1390 cms across 45 ...
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Ancestry showing wrong connection?

Ancestry is showing that I am my grandfather. When I click on my name, it shows that I am my granddaughter. Is there a way to correct that?
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Understanding second cousin match on AncestryDNA?

I am a little confused. I have a match on Ancestry.com...who by the way doesn't answer my emails which is incredibly disappointing as he is the closest match I have ever had and I've been on FTDNA for ...
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Identifying half brother using AncestryDNA?

I took the ancestry.com DNA test, and have matched to several 1st cousins. recently I was notified of a match that simply says Close Family member. Our match states we match DNA of 1554cM and 49 ...
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What relation is my Half-Aunt to her DNA Matches?

I have recently discovered through an Ancestry DNA test + GEDMatch that my Aunt is my half-Aunt and that she and my mother don't share the same biological father. Looking at my Aunt's DNA Matches on ...
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Enabling downloads with metadata and/or self-descriptive file names on Ancestry?

For the first time, I downloaded some indexed records from Ancestry using the save to your computer option. These files neither have a particular helpful file name nor contain metadata. I expected ...
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Does AncestryDNA match of 1,697cM indicate half sibling or aunt?

I just received my AncestryDNA results. It shows I have a close family match with a woman who would be my grandmother, aunt, or half-sibling. We matched 1,697cM with 51 shared segments. It cannot be ...
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Is AncestryDNA match of 1,655 cM a half sibling?

Shared DNA: 1,655 cM across 46 segments. Can someone that shows this as one of my matches on AncestryDNA be a half sibling?
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Associating an obituary with a person on Ancestry

This is what the burial and obituary look like in the facts section: The burial and obituary are both linked to the same source entry. The obituary is a custom fact: I have attached the scan of the ...
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AncestryDNA showing No Match for Half Aunt?

My father's half sister just posted her AncestryDNA results. I did not come up as a match, nor did my sister. Does this mean that my father's dad is not really his dad, or could there be another ...
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Understanding process by which People of Color in Georgia got freedom?

While doing Genealogical Research on my Family, I came across records that listed my Ancestors as "People of Color" registering yearly in their hometown at the Courthouse. How did they get their ...
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Is AncestryDNA match of 2,063 cM a half sibling?

I am new to AncestryDNA and my results came back with my top match having 2,063 centimorgans out of 62 segments saying close family. Would this be a half-sibling? The match is a few years older ...
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Understanding close family match from AncestryDNA?

I took the AncestryDNA test. It came back with: Close family male, 2022 cM shared across 60 DNA segments. 1st cousin match female, 1194 cM shared across 48 segments. It turns out the female 1st ...
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What is family connection for 1722 cM match?

I have a DNA match with a man that AncestryDNA discovered. The match is DNA 1722 cM across 62 DNA segments. I have messaged the guy to try and talk with him and discover how we are related. He seems ...
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Possible Half Sibling

I was adopted as a small child and have never known my natural mother or father. I recently completed an AncestryDNA test and have been matched against a lady with a score of 1,912 cM across 73 ...
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Privacy concerns regarding online (web-based) genealogy software

I'm a bit conflicted about asking this question, but it has been bothering me so why not ask? I recently attended a genealogy workshop where the instructor said that he would NEVER use THE major ...
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How can 3/4 siblings share a mother but not paternal ancestry?

My family is running the DNA test gauntlet and my dad got back some interesting results. He is related to his half sister (1,687 cM across 66 segments) at a level that is to be expected. He is ...
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Creating a custom source on ancestry.co.uk

I am trying to learn good habits for creating custom source entries. So take this entry: Glamorganshire Baptisms Transcription First name(s) Cyril Alexander Last name Harris Birth year ...
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Finding records of professional athlete and trainer who married 1911 at Cardiff, Wales?

I have a marriage certificate for my wife's great Grandfather. According to the certificate, he was born about 1885. He signed it as "Alexander Campbell Harris". He stated that his father was "Samuel ...
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Understanding second cousin predictions from AncestryDNA?

I have three extremely high second cousin predictions from my father's side. I do not know my anything about my biological father (Name, age, etc..). My top matches are: R - 619 cM across 39 ...
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Unknown 1st cousin match who shares matches with both grandparents

I received notice of the following DNA match through Ancestry: 1,193 cM shared across 46 DNA segments, predicted relationship first cousin, extremely high. The next closest match is my nephew (1,...
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Understanding DNA ethnicity result?

I have been trying to understand a DNA result and have been reading lots of info and asking questions of Ancestry.com. Still not finding an explaination that will help me move forward. I apologize if ...
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Distinguishing half-brother from uncle when sharing 2,183 centimorgans?

Results from Ancestry show that I share 2183 centimorgans with a complete stranger who is my age. 1450-2050 centimorgans = grandpa, uncle, half-brother 2400-2800 centimorgans = brother I wonder if ...
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Can Ancestry.com DNA matches be wrong

I (female) had an unexpected half sister match (1,866 cM across 49 segments) in Ancestry.com. We are about the same age so I'm assuming sibling. Upon closer examination I realized my brother(A) was ...
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Understanding relationship with Shared DNA of 1,911 cM across 62 segments?

I had a person contact me via Ancestry.com and we appear to be very close in ancestral background. She is 10 years my senior and appears that she could be a very close match with the following shared ...
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Is this Match a Half Niece or a Second Cousin?

A DNA match for a woman has shown up on my Ancestry DNA as a second cousin with 490 cM. I recently discovered that I am thought to be the half sister of this woman's mother. My full sister shares 446 ...
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Explaining how all DNA matches are shared with Half sibling?

I have DNA matches from Ancestry, FTDNA, GEDMatch, and My Heritage. My half-sister also tested with Ancestry. It confirms we are half siblings and share the same mother. I do not know who my father ...
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Confirming possible half sibling from AncestryDNA?

It took a few months to process this shocking news from my dna results from ancestry. I am a new at this & did the test with my daughter for fun. Imagine my surprise when someone contacted me ...
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3rd cousin DNA match not matching either parent?

I am having trouble figuring this out. A 3rd cousin popped up with 117 cMs shared across 6 segments via Ancestry DNA. She is not a match with my Mom and there is not a common match with my dad's ...
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Hiding an individual person in an Ancestry.com tree

I'm 99% sure the answer is that's it's not possible, but in the off chance that it is: I have someone in my family tree who I really want to include because she is the mother of some of my 3rd ...
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Identifying maternal grandfather through autosomal DNA testing?

How can I identify who my maternal grandfather was through autosomal DNA testing? My mother was born in 1928 and is deceased. She had no full siblings. I have taken a DNA test on Ancestry.com, ...
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Half siblings using cMs (centimorgans)

I used ancestry to obtain my results. I found my 1st cousins and aunt on my father's side. The process of elimination resulted that this one young lady has to be my sister but she came up my 1st ...
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Are centimorgan contributions additive?

I share a 50 centimorgan 6 segment match to person "J". My maternal side aunt shares 54 centimorgan 5 segment match to that same person "J" I see two possible blood-line connections between my aunt ...
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Ancestry Ethnicity says I'm 100% Irish and Scottish?

Can you explain how I can be 100% Ireland and Scotland in my Ethnicity estimate on Ancestry? Why not 99% Ireland and 1% Scotland, how can it be 100% both?
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Using Collaborator status of AncestryDNA to see tree owner's shared matches to one of their matches?

At AncestryDNA, about two months ago, my sister set me as a Collaborator on her DNA test which is linked to my tree, and I just checked to see that I still have that Collaborator status, and as far as ...
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Half Uncle Mystery

I discovered a match on ancestry.com that was a first cousin match to me on my fathers side but assumed it was his half sibling (we suspected existed.) We share 756 centimorgans. He is five years ...
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DNA results from Ancestry

A friend of mine took a DNA test with Ancestry.com a while back. Now I (a trained mathematician) am being asked to help interpret the results, and I am finding myself totally out of my depth. The ...
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How could we be related. All combinations make zero sense

I the poster is K2 as related below Objective: Learn how T and G fit into the K's tree T&G appeared in DNA match with CM to K2 (K1 is still in testing) BackGround T and G are siblings born ...
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Understanding AncestryDNA match of 1,866 cM if not Half Sibling?

I have somewhat recently started using Ancestry.com, so just a fair warning that I'm still learning how everything works! That being said, I am the child of my biological mother, who I know, and an ...
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Sharing more autosomal DNA with second cousin's child than with second cousin?

In my shared matches on AncestryDNA I am used to seeing matches to the children of my 2nd cousins that are less than the match I am to their parents. However, when examining my sister's DNA I see ...
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Finding biological father and half siblings in Spain using DNA?

I am 56 years old and I recently received negative paternity results from a spanish court appointed lab in Sevilla , Spain regarding half siblings, biological father is deceased. My mother will not ...
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Is this DNA match likely to be a cousin or a half sibling?

I found a 1st cousin not connected to my mom and my dad was an only child. She has 1053 cM on 40 DNA segments. I have heard people say 1st cousins can also be half-siblings? If she is a first ...
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Can half-siblings show different relationships to extended family?

My husband has found a half sibling, first on Ancestry showing a match of 1542 cm over 77 segments, and then confirmed on 23andme with a suggested relationship of "half sibling". Ancestry only showed "...
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Strategies for finding biological grandparents using DNA matches?

I need some advice to help track down my biological grandmother. My father was adopted in 1920 and died in 2000 without knowing the identity of his biological parents. I have his birth certificate but ...
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X DNA match without autosomal match but no match with his mother

My husband and I have an X DNA match of 190cM but no autosomal. His mother and I don't match unless you put it down to 3. This doesn't seem to follow any pattern.
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Identifying which husband of my great grandmother my father came from

My father was adopted. I believe that I have located his mother. Her father is my GREAT GRANDMOTHER's first husband. I have tested 3 1st cousins once removed??(Female 1 cm=673 on 29seg/female 2 cm=...
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find relatives in-common or not-in-common based on multiple people?

Out of the hundreds of DNA relatives that show up I only recognize a few. My paternal grandfather's side is a complete mystery; I haven't found one person I recognize from what I know of my family ...
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Distinguishing relationships based on DNA numbers and age difference?

I recently joined Ancestry and received several first to second cousin matches, all from what appears to be the same family. The strongest match is 1070 centimorgams and 45 segments. This woman is ...