Questions tagged [autosomal-dna]

For questions about autosomal DNA testing for genealogical purposes. Autosomal DNA is the majority of the DNA in our chromosomes, and is passed by both mother and father to child. This includes tests provided by AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and FamilyTreeDNA's FamilyFinder.

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Understanding first cousin and grandson/grandfather relationships at 23andMe

I have 2 first cousin matches on 23andme.. both named ‘John’. Their relationship is listed as grandson/grandfather. With that age difference and relationship they both cannot be my cousin. I’m adopted ...
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2nd cousins. One 4%, one 8%?

I’ve recently been matched to two second cousins by DNA. However one shows a 4% match and the other one shows an 8% match. One is on my father’s side and one is on my mother’s side. Why, or how is ...
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Finding maternal grandfather using AncestryDNA and GEDmatch

I have my DNA and my mom's DNA on Ancestry and Gedmatch. My mom was adopted. I got her original birth certificate from Kansas and found her birth mom's family (birth mom was deceased) but the man ...
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Analysing relationships using autosomal DNA

I (A) am 1095 cm's from a known cousin (M). I (A) am 1224 cm's from an unknown person (S) My cousin (M) is 1458 cm's from the unknown person (S). I (A) am described as a Cousin to (S) (M) is ...
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How to get an elderly person to provide saliva sample for DNA?

I have an Ancestry autosomal DNA kit that we are trying to get a 95 year old woman to take and having trouble. I provided the hints that 23andme offers to my cousin that is trying to administer the ...
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How could I be 10% French when there's no French in my mother or father's DNA results?

Ancestry DNA says I'm 10% French. My father never got tested, but my half sister and cousin on my father's side (who were both identified by the site) both tested as 100% European Jewish. My ...
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Half siblings or double cousins?

MB= my brother (1/2 sibling) MC=cousin (our mother's sister's daughter given up for adoption-no longer married to SS) DC=cousin to both of us but either 1/2 sibling to my brother or double cousin) AS= ...
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Understanding 1,102 shared centimorgans?

I took an AncestryDNA test and have matched with a new relative JP. She and I share 1836cM. She’s not my half sister. She’s not my grandparent. She could be my father’s half sister. With this amount ...
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How is this relationship likely to be 'identified' by a DNA testing company?

I have recently made contact with a putative (half)-first-cousin with whom I may share a grand-father. There is not a definitive documentary trail that confirms her grandfather and mine are the same, ...
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Is it possible to fall below the lowest amount of shared cMs for a half first cousin and still be a half first cousin?

My father's grandfather was born as one of a set of twins to a woman named Margaret, back in 1886. Margaret was a widow with other children at the time of the birth of the twins. She kept one and ...
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Understanding half first cousin DNA results when no match?

We have strong reason to believe we know who my aunt's half first cousin is. However, he is not matching her with autosomnal dna test on ancestry. Its fair to say ok forget it but there are so many ...
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Does age factor in when calculating relationship on DNA match

A result of 193 cm from 100 year old, matched up to a 35 yo. Does the age of the participants factor in? The sample also showed cross match. The relationship is estimated at 2nd to 3rd cousins. Does ...
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Does 1,517 shared cM indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

My husband has a close family match of 1,517cM across 61 segments and his niece shares 906 cM across 40 segments. Is there a chance this is a half brother to my husband and half uncle to his niece? ...
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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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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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Does 1,366 shared cM indicate half-siblings?

I recently did Ancesty DNA to determine a match between me and a possible half sister. The results came back, and we share 1,366 cM of DNA. As I’ve learned, this is on the low side for half siblings ...
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Does 1,427 shared cM indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

I share 1427cm 54 segments with a close family to 1st cousins with a probability of 93.7% to grandparent, aunt uncle or half sibling. All of my info is that he is related on my maternal side, ...
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Does sharing 1,249cM indicate half sibling?

My husband was raised by his older half brother. We have been told throughout the years that he is actually my husband father.We ran an ancestry test with his daughter. Results were sharing 1249cm ...
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Understanding double cousins?

I’ve been trying to find out the identity of my grandfather for quite some time and recently, new DNA matches have meant it easier for me to narrow it down. I have 3 matches that are all descendants ...
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Identical twins DNA numbers (centiMorgans/cMs)

Are identical twins DNA numbers (centiMorgans/cMs) less from grandparents because they are identical twins?
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Does match sharing 952 cM indicate grandparent or great uncle?

My mother was adopted and we are trying to find the parents. I have a DNA match that is 952cM and 38 DNA segments. What is the chance of this being my grandparent? It says 1st cousin and we know ...
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Distinguishing grandparent from uncle for 1,768 cM match?

Ancestry DNA says: Predicted relationship: Close Family–1st Cousin Shared DNA: 1,768 cM across 68 segments But how does it distinguish between an uncle and a grandparent? It appears that the ...
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Placing adoptee in family tree when What Are The Odds cannot help?

I am trying to figure out where an adoptee fits in my family tree. I know he are is related on his paternal side, since his maternal side has been identified and is not related to my family. I have ...
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Ancestors missing from ThruLines?

At AncestryDNA, until a few days or so ago, all my expected direct ancestors were listed correctly by ThruLines. Now when I look at them some of them have gone missing. For example, today I can only ...
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Stacking DNA and trees?

I would like to combine information from my trees at Ancestry and MyHeritage and my family members' DNA kits. Is there a software program I can download that will let me input everything? I need the ...
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Possible half-sibling based on matching Centimorgans

I have been using Ancestry.com for years. A year back I submitted my DNA test. I have had quite a few matches that land in the distant relative to 3rd or 2nd cousin range. Recently, I was notified ...
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Using AncestryDNA to work out whether mother or father is parent of half sibling?

How do I work out from viewing my shared matches on AncestryDNA which one of my parents is the parent of my half sibling?
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Family Networks at Living DNA tells me to Keep Fishing?

Late last year (8 months ago) I accepted an offer via FindMyPast to upload my AncestryDNA results to Living DNA. Three months later I followed the instructions in an email from Living DNA to opt-into ...
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Can half siblings share no common DNA?

My half sister and I share the same father, but different mothers. Because my paternity was questionable we both did an Ancestry DNA test....I matched to relatives of my grandmother and she didn't.......
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Determining if an autosomal and X-DNA match is my half-sibling?

I am adopted and have info on my maternal side, but not paternal. I recently got a match through AncestryDNA with someone saying we were close relatives. This man and I share 2086 centiMorgans in ...
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Does 1,845cM shared indicate possible half sibling?

I was adopted in 1958 when I was 14 months old. I have finally found my birth mother and also that I had 2 half-brothers. They told me that mom had had another baby when that she gave up for ...
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Does 1,957 centimorgans indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

I have recently had a DNA test and have a shared match of 1957 over 50 segments with one of the matches. They are not interested at the moment in communicating. I was brought up as an only child, so ...
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Calculating segment cM from 23andMe matches?

Going through my list of matches I'm working on a triangulation analysis. (Such that if person A matches from position 10-15 and person B matches from position 10-13 I can break out position 10-13=A&...
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Question on 1/2 sibling versus 1st cousin

A lady showed up in my DNA I think they are the same person. The first one showed up as 1,942 centimorgans shared across 72 DNA segments. The 2nd one says 936 centimorgans shared across 36 DNA ...
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Contacting AncestryDNA match?

I have a match on Ancestry.com with someone who I believe is a nephew who was given up for adoption. I sent 3 messages through Ancestry.com but no response. Do you know of any other way to contact ...
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Why no DNA match with possible seventh cousin?

Working on my geneology family tree I discovered my 6th generation grandfather link with another person. I had a DNA test and no match came back with the other person who also had DNA test and I have ...
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Predicted percentages of shared DNA for DNA tests of half-siblings?

My half brother and I each had an Ancestry DNA test. I am female. We share a biological father. Different mothers. Test results show he is my 1st cousin. I am confused. Can you please help me to ...
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How can 3/4 siblings share 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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How to interpret a reasonable X DNA Match, but no shared cM Autosomal result on GEDMatch?

I recently uploaded one of the Autosomal DNA results I manage to GEDMatch.com and ran the X-Match routine and came up with a puzzling result. The strongest result by far on the test has 37.2 shared ...
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Creating a phased DNA kit using grandparents' kits?

I was lucky in that I was able to DNA test both paternal grandparents, as well as my maternal grandmother before she died last year. I have also tested my mother, but unfortunately my other ...
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Interpreting MyHeritage DNA Match of 973cM?

I just got a DNA match at MyHeritage with 973 cM, in common, which says first cousin. My mother had one brother, and it's from her side of the family. He had a son, who passed at a young age. I am ...
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Combining sibling DNA data for easier research

I have DNA from four of my siblings (they were tested at three different places). I'd like to find a way of easily combining our raw DNA data into two files -- even if the files weren't sorted by our ...
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Possible family relationship with 3rd cousins

I have three 3rd cousins on my mother's side with 66.1-71 cM shared between us. One is male and 2 female. These 3 cousins are 2nd cousins to each other and I believe I am their third cousin. They ...
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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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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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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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Is a 12 CM 1 segment match better evidence for a common ancestor if it's otherwise unlikely?

Early in my research, I had guessed that the Samuel Price listed in the 1850 census for Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (my gg-grandfather's brother) was the same person as Samuel Price ...
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Half-Sister/1st Cousin Shared DNA

I'm curious to know what the shared DNA would be between half-sisters who are also first cousins. If the mother of both sisters had an affair with one of the sister's father's brothers what would the ...
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How many Centimorgans would be shared with half niece?

My newly discovered half sister has a child. Around how many centimorgans do you think i should share with her? I am not looking for an exact number. I'm looking for a range.
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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 ...