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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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DNA siblings or cousins

If my mother’s sister and my fathers brother have a have a daughter, how close will her DNA be to mine? Would we be as close as half siblings?
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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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Determining if 1,814cM match from AncestryDNA is Half Sibling?

My son recently had a match come up as close family the match is male and 1814cm. His only living grandfather is already in our tree at 1857cm. All other grandparents are deceased and have never ...
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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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Run away marriage: why did people go to Maryland?

I am tracking the marriage certificate of a couple who lived in NYC and who reportedly ran away in Maryland to get married between 1940 and 1945. NYC marriage indexes are available and it is true they ...
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Finding original name of British army deserter known as John Cusey?

My ancestor, John Cusey, deserted from the British army during the American Revolution and joined the colonists, even being wounded in battle. My problem is that we believe, when he deserted, to avoid ...
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Petty Sessions Court Registers, Dublin, Ireland, 21/02/1873

Ireland, Dublin, Drumcondra: Petty Sessions Court Registers Image 21/02/1873. Interested in understanding script on top under particulars of order or dismissal column as indicated/marked up for ...
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How many STRs should I test for medieval genealogy?

I have been researching my Maltese paternal line for a long time now, and fortunately due to one of my distant ancestors being upper class, my genealogy is well documented up until the around 1490, ...
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Could photo be Edward Nettell (1812-1879) and Maria Hocking (1811-1902) of Illogan, Cornwall?

Below is a photograph from the album of my great grandfather Thomas Anslow Hitchcox. The album was given to Thomas by his mother (my 2nd great grandmother) whose maiden name was Emma Symons Treloar ...
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Is the term “baptism” or “christening” more accurate in old parish registers?

Looking at Church of England parish registers from the 17th-18th centuries, some pages are titled "baptisms" while others "christenings". Now we use the terms more or less interchangeably, but would ...
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Deciding between two baptism records from ca 1744 for Thomas Fowler of Thorganby (Yorkshire, England)

I've traced my family tree to the 1700s Yorkshire, England. Thomas Fowler B: Abt. 1744 England Marriage: 1766 Stillingfleet to Jane Hare, Yorkshire and he was living in Thorganby at the time Thomas'...
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What's the difference between a family crest and a coat of arms?

In my experience the two terms seem interchangeable, but undoubtedly there is a difference between a family's crest and its coat of arms. What is it?
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Looking to trace name of only witness via signature on Baptism Cert 1870 Dublin St Pauls

Child born = Elizabeth Gibson, 25th May 1870, parents Samuel Gibson, Rose McGauran, residence, 64 Arbour Hill (in Dublin not in script) Witness = ??, could be Catherine ??? – Looking to trace name of ...
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Great grandfather family inlithuania died around birth of his son Verseckas from Trakai region

My grandfather Mike Verseckas emigrated to Canada through Montreal. He was born in The Trakai Region, 1904. His mother remarried and emigrated to the states and anglicized her name to White and had ...
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Why doesn't my research meet the Genealogical Proof Standard?

I posted a related question here so it might be helpful to read it: England 1700s - how to decide between two good record matches? Thomas Fowler B: unknown England Marriage: 1766 Stillingfleet ...
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Would a private adoption in Minnesota's Swedish community in 1880 been handled by the Lutheran Church?

My mother's mother, first name Anna, was born in Minnesota (probably Frontenac) in 1879, and privately adopted by Solomon Long and Anna Lindberg, who lived in Princeton, Minnesota. Anna wasn't listed ...
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Finding children of Gustav Steinhauer (1870-1930)

I am trying to find out if Gustav Steinhauer, lived 1870 to 1930 had children and if so where were they born and when. I am trying to find out if I am related to Gustav Steinhauer
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Looking for roots of the Kobi family of Romanshorn and Winterthur, Switzerland

Elisabeth (Kobi) Conaway, daughter of Ernst Kobi and Klara Merz, immigrated to the U.S. The family has no further information.
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Was I wrong to add more branches to my relative's tree? [closed]

My paternal uncle made a family tree and then invited the members to it. He got mad when I put my maternal family on it. Is it me or is that just unreasonable? Wouldn't a family tree be more practical ...
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Finding George Huminski aboard Eaton Hall on 1877 voyage to South Australia

looking for George (sometimes Peter George) Huminski (Huminsky) who stated that he had arrived in South Australia on the Eaton Hall in 1877. I believe he worked his way out on the ship. Have checked ...
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Do father and mother pass on same DNA to half siblings?

I grew up in a household with half siblings. Same mother different fathers. I grew up never knowing who my dad was. As I got older I started to ask questions. My mother would push back with resistance....
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9 of my top 11 DNA matches (three generations) show the category of 1st -2nd cousin

I am trying to find my biological father. I believe he is one of 5 brothers and am ALMOST sure of which one. My top 11 DNA matches (all relatives of those 5 brothers) state 1st - 2nd Cousin, however,...
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Locating a marriage record for Jacob Bennett and his wife Zipporah in 18th century Connecticut?

Jacob Bennett was born in 1735 in Connecticut according to AGBI and Barbour Collection. My father's research showed Jacob married Zipporah but he did not cite his sources nor know Zipporah's maiden ...
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Record of 2/10 Baluch Regiment soldier in the British archives?

My grandfather served in 2/10 Baluch Regiment, under British Army during the 2nd World War. What was the fate of those who were loyal to the British? Any record details with British Army HQ?
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Is it now possible to unaccept a hint in Ancestry's online tree system? [duplicate]

It has been five years since How do I unaccept a hint in Ancestry's online tree system? was reported on Stack Exchange. I want to know if this issue is likely to be addressed now that Hints allow ...
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How to encourage higher standards of genealogical research on a message board?

Everybody is entitled to pursue a hobby like genealogy the way he or she wants to. A lot of genealogist also know: “Genealogy without proof is Mythology.” (attributed to Mary L. Henke) With this ...
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USMC WW1 Muster Roll abbreviated term S.O.S

Reviewing my Great Uncles death in WW1, I see the term "24 trans to S.O.S" in his Company Muster Roll. He served in the 6th Marine Regiment attached to the US Army 2nd Infantry Division, Third ...
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Old German script. What is the wife's name in this 1837 baptismal ledger from Stark County, Ohio?

The partial image below is from an 1837 baptismal register of a church located in Paris Township, Stark County, Ohio. It is written in old German script. At least to our knowledge, these ledgers have ...
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Confusing DNA Ancestry

On my DNA results page I'm showing a close family member (1,683cM w/52 segments) and a 1st cousin (914cM w/44 segments.) The close family member share the same last name as a 2nd cousin (449 cM w/13 ...
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WW II soldier/pilot Max Dreher [duplicate]

I'm looking for information on Max Dreher who was a German soldier or pilot in World War II. I did some work for his widow in California on the small jet engine he designed and built.
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How does the GEDMatch Relationship Tree Projection Tool Work?

This is an advanced question. I know how to use the tool. A good answer will explain how it does what it does. An ideal answer would come from the person who wrote the tool for GEDmatch. The purpose ...
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Triangulation in DNA, weird match!

I thought I had grasped the meaning of triangulation. Until I saw this match in MyHeritage (see below). What is happening? It looks like the two segments that have the triangulated match are single ...
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Understanding 1,537cM match to person and 1,950cM match to their uncle

I have a match with a female that is a few years younger than me (she is in the 60s). She and I match at 1,537 cM across 47 segments. Her Uncle (Paternal Uncle, as far as I know) is a match with me ...
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Finding out which Freemasons' lodge ancestor belonged to?

I know my grandfather was a Freemason, but I don't know which order/lodge he was associated with. Short of contacting every lodge in the state, how can I find out? Are there records of this sort of ...
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Determining if ancestor was freemason in Pennsylvania

All my life my dad and grandfather told me that my 2nd great grandfather was a Freemason, His name was Solomon Leighty he lived 1840 till 1885 in Westmoreland county Pennsylvania. He lived in or near ...
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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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Can my DNA results be wrong?

I am a female, who was adopted at birth. I had been searching for my birthmother and found her through a 2nd cousin match on Ancestry, but she passed away in 2010. I was able to locate her brother,...
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Finding marriage and birth certificates for ancestors from Malta who married in 1904

I have all certificates i need for Maltese Citizenship on my maternal lines however I have fallen short with my great grandparents! Despite 3 months of writing to different bodies I am non the wiser....
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Death certificate from 1910

My great-grandfather died in 1910, and I'm trying to figure out the cause of death. It looks like "Nussisplexie" (hand written) but could be Neuris, or something similar. Underneath the cause of death ...
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Translating 1914 Postcard in German sent from USA to Germany

Is anyone able to translate this 1914 postcard my grandfather sent to his sister in 1914?
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What does tilde mean at end of yDNA Haplogroup designation?

Using Samtools on a BAM file, I see that someone has yDNA of: R1a1a1b1a2b3a~ What does the trailing tilde ~ mean? Without the tilde, this haplogroup is also called: R-L365
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How to unmerge a family tree in Family Tree Builder 8.0?

I have two merged family trees and I would like to know if there is a way to break them back into two separate family trees? I downloaded the My Heritage Family Tree Builder 8.0. I got the GEDCOM ...
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Finding grave of ancestor who died 1945 in Luckau, Brandenburg, Germany

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Friedrich Günther born July 15 1880, Sankt Johann,Saarbrücken, and Died 1945 in Luckau, Brandenburg. I don't know if he was in the Military but ...
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Name selection practices driven by the Napoleonic Code

The Napoleonic code was a consistent body of law adopted in many parts of the Europe (and other places) that were conquered by Napoleon I. These laws covered, among other things, property rights and ...
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Are there any extant records of Imperial subjects who moved to Britain?

I believe that one of my ancestors may have moved to Britain around the turn of the 19th century from a British colony, possibly the West Indies or the US, and landed in Liverpool. From some surface ...
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Finding military title, movements within duties and cause of death for WW2 German soldier [duplicate]

I'm looking for any details, like military title, movements within his military duties, cause of death etc. for Max Pürzer. Birth 04.05.1913 Harenzhofen, Velburg,Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany Death 12....
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What explains sharing a 28.6 cM DNA segment with a sixth cousin?

According to GEDmatch.com I have a sixth cousin that matches my autosomal DNA on chromosome 6 in a segment that is 28.6197 cM from 16,806,001 to 42,035,791. This only overlaps with my first cousin ...
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Establishing the location of a photo in Fisherton-De-La-Mere

My mother provided me with this photo of my late dad riding a bicycle: It was understood that he was most likely in the centre of Fisherton-De-La-Mere. So I decided on a hunch to use Google Maps and ...
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What is the location on this 16th century baptism record?

Randle Case was baptised in the parish of St Oswald, Chester, in May 1589. His father was Thomas Case and the record seems to read "Randle Case, sonne of Thomas Case of ----", but I can't figure out ...

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