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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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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Triangulation with DNA Results - is something amiss?

My 1st cousin 1xR and my Aunt and I have all taken Ancestry DNA tests. For clarity sake I will refer to the parties as "Z", "N" and "R" "R" is related (by document) to "N" as nephew and Aunt "Z" is ...
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Are 1,053 shared cM 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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Why would my Full sibling results 99.7% be so close to my half sibling DNA result 99.6% with my sister

I recently had sibling DNA testing done with what I thought was my half sister. Our full sibling results were 99.7%. And our half sibling results were 99.6%. I called Genex the company that did the ...
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When will early 2016 23andMe kits be uploadable to GEDmatch.com?

I have a cousin that took a 23andme autosomal DNA test and they reported: I am having trouble uploading my raw data . My 23&me data was purchased more recently so it will not let me download. ...
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Can a DNA match of 1967cM across 72 segments be a first cousin?

My husband had DNA testing through Ancestry. A woman of about the same age shares 973 cM across 45 segments. We determined that she was probably a first cousin; a child of my husband’s paternal ...
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Might 3.46% American Native DNA come from 10 generations back?

If DNA shows 3.46% American Native, then how far back in generations did it come from? I am told it was from a 10 generations back.
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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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Half Siblings and DNA Matching

My sister and I are half-siblings. We have always know this and my mother reportedly had an affair during WW2. This was confirmed with ancestry DNA as we only share 1603cM. I'm trying to filter out ...
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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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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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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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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 brother Or someone else?

I was given an AncestryDNA test as a Christmas gift and I took the test. I was matched with several people that I didn’t know but I assumed they were people on my dad’s side who I knew absolutely ...
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Explaining older sister sharing 1,961 cM as close family or 1st cousin

My older sister came back "close family-first cousin". What does this mean? Shared DNA 1961 cM across 74 segments
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Does 439 cM shared suggest half uncle rather than half first cousin?

I am trying to determine if my half sister had a different father than the one she grew up with. I was given a name of who the father could be. He has passed away but his son took a DNA test on ...
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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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Deducing relationship from DNA results for two matches at two different websites?

My father was adopted and, while I’ve had my DNA tested, he is not quite ready to do so. I’ve found some fairly close matches, one that shares 9.8% (692.7 cM) and another that shares 14.4% (979 cM). ...
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DNA match higher with a younger generation of the family

I have a 107 cM match with Eli. His mother is Lily and Lily's brother is Henry. Henry's son is Henry Jr and his grandson is Kevin. I have a 235 cM match with Kevin. Kevin is one generation younger ...
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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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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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Matching less than 6cM on Ancestry but almost 15cM at GEDmatch

I am communicating with someone who appears to be a 5th cousin once removed. According to AncestryDNA my cousin shares 10cM across 1 segment with my paternal uncle, but is not a match to me (at least ...
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DNA/Half-Sibling or First Cousin, Based on Fairly High Shared cMs

Brand new at this and don't have good grip yet on cMs ranges for relationships, especially when number falls in between stated ranges for relationships. Both my dad and I have taken DNA tests from 23 ...
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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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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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Does 1,864 centimorgans indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

My sister, daughter and I all took DNA tests for fun. My sister and I show up on Ancestry as "close family," and share 1864 Centimorgans, and we do not share any relatives that my daughter and I share ...
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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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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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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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I don't know who my dad is but I have DNA paternal matches

I have DNA matches on Ancestry.com but none high enough to be my father. However, all the matches point to a common name as our ancestor. The highest match is 959 over 42 but the person it matches ...
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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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Missing expected Norwegian ethnicity in Family Tree atDNA results?

I just received my Family Tree atDNA results which show 97% British Isles. This seems to be a major error because it shows my Dad's lineage (BI) but completely leaves out my mother’s lineage which is ...
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Does 866 cM shared suggest half aunt rather than aunt?

There is a joke in my family that my father's father is not his biological father. He only has sisters and his father is dead, so there's no possibility of a true test. But I'm his daughter and I did ...
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Understanding shared match of 1,177 cM?

I recently received a "DNA Match" on my account to some one who shows 1,177 cM shared. I am trying to understand what this is really telling me. This is important to me as I do not know who 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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Dealing with sibling surprise?

My Husband's DNA through Ancestry.com shows his first match at 1922cm's over 45 segments. This person has a small tree (750 names) going back about 4 generations. My husband also matches 5 other ...
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Using AncestryDNA to verify biological father? [duplicate]

I believe I have finally found my biological father. I was recently contacted by a possible cousin. Amount of Shared DNA in Ancestry is 548 centimorgans shared across 31 DNA segments. In GEDMATCH ...
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Understanding Native American DNA at gedmatch.com?

How come gedmatch.com shows my alleged Native American DNA, but ancestry.com, FTDNA.com and 23andme.com does not? Does anyone know why that is? What is the difference between gedmatch database and ...
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Estimating centimorgans of shared autosomal DNA between female and half paternal brother?

I am a female. My half paternal brother and I share 328.7 centimorgans across 13 dna segments. Is that possible, or should the numbers be higher?
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Is autosomal DNA match of 2,277 cM a full sibling?

My sister and I share 2,277 centimorgans. It seems low for full sibling but high for half sibling. Any thoughts?
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Aunt or Half Sibling?

We tested a potential Aunt for my husband and the results came back 1992 Cm. We know this falls into the range we expected however, I immediately realized she has matches that she doesn't share with ...
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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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Understanding Half Siblings and Half Cousin terminology?

My mother was adopted and recently I was able to connect the dots and locate her birth families, so now the fun begins. I am confused in regards to the situation of a person having 3 paternal siblings ...
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Tracing African relative based on autosomal DNA results?

I DNA tested my 3 children and one son shows as 1% Benin/Togo, my ex-father in law has also tested and he shows having SE Bantu. I am guessing 1% means about 10 generations back? Between my ex-in laws ...
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Interpreting DNA Results from 23andMe?

I received my results from 23andMe and I read and read and I just don't understand. I wondered if you could help me? My Mother is 91 years old and never knew who her birth father was. We took the ...
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Can 1,782 cM shared indicate Half Siblings? [duplicate]

Could a person with 1,782 cM actually be my half-sibling? This person is listed as close family to me, yet I do not know them. My cM is the same as this person's. I do have 6 paternal half ...
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How can a 3rd Cousin be a DNA match to my mother AND my father’s side?

On Ancestry I have a match at the 3rd cousin level and we have common matches with both my mother and fathers side. New to this and that is confusing to me. Sorry if I am missing something obvious!
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Adopted 1st cousin match possible secret sibling?

An unknown woman matches: me with 1045cM my aunt (my father's sister #1) with 1952cM one of my 1st cousins (from my father's sister #2) with 998cM. My father has one other sibling: a brother who has ...
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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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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 ...