Ellen Spertus
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Identifying paternal grandfather using DNA tests if birth name is unknown
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Yes, DNA testing could be very helpful, although it won't give you a direct answer. Have an autosomal DNA test done of the oldest generation still living, your grandfather if he is still alive, ...

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What is relationship of widower to late wife's family (i.e. in-laws)?
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If you want to emphasize the connection, go through your children. For example your late wife's mother is your children's grandmother. That won't change if you remarry.

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Unknown 1st cousin match who shares matches with both grandparents
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I used What Are The Odds? to build a tree with the given data and hypotheses: The predictions, with relative probabilities, are: Hypothesis 4 (Linda is half-aunt): 41 Hypothesis 3 (Linda is great-...

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How much Chinese dna will show up on my dna test
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If I read your question correctly, you are 1/32 Chinese and 1/32 Native American. It is not surprising that those ethnicities were not detected since you might not have any DNA from those ancestors in ...

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No shared X DNA segments found
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The lack of shared X-DNA segments is to be expected and does not imply you are unrelated. Men get their X chromosome from their mother and their Y chromosome from their father. If two men had the same ...

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Centimorgans shared with a great unclie
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According to the Shared cM Project, it is unlikely but possible that he is your great-uncle. The 95th percentile range for such a relationship is 619-1159 cM, but the 99th percentile range is 486-1761 ...

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Confirming a connection
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There is an easy test of whether your paternal grandfather could be their father. You and your male relative can get Y-DNA tests from Family Tree DNA (on sale through the end of August). If they don'...

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Understanding AncestryDNA match of 1,866 cM if not Half Sibling?
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I can't answer your question, but I can suggest something to try: First, you should determine whether he is related to you on your father's side or your mother's side. Here's one way to do that: ...

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Relationship to DNA match who may share my mother with my great-uncle
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Why are Tom and Sue different levels of cousin (1st and 2nd) to me if they are full siblings? If Tom is the son of your great-uncle, he is your first cousin once removed (1C1R), as would be his ...

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Is this close family member on AncestryDNA a half sibling?
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According to the Centimorgan Calendar, this person is either your: half-sibling aunt/uncle/niece/nephew grandparent/grandchild double cousin I listed the possibilities from what I considered ...

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Is this a half niece/uncle relationship vs 1st cousin once removed, or something else?
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According to the relationship chart from Blaine Bettinger's Shared cM Project (2017), the 99% range found for a half aunt/uncle was 500-1446 cM. The full report (p. 3) aggregates data into clusters, ...

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Are 1,053 shared cM likely to be a cousin or a half sibling?
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Possible relationships According to the Shared cM Project, a woman with 1053 shared cM could be your: First cousin (553-1225) Half aunt/niece (500-1446) Great aunt/niece (251-2108) I have left out ...

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What are the dates on these documents?
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As suggested by Jan, I looked at adjacent documents, where I found this: That seems to answer my question: The date is January 9, 1879. What looks like a "6" is really "th" (or the equivalent).

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How do you determine native american ancestry?
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For every generation, divide by 2. Your great-grandmother was 1/4 Cherokee, your grandmother 1/8 Cherokee, your mother 1/16 Cherokee, and you are 1/32 Cherokee, assuming that no other of your ...

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How can I draw a family tree for blended / adoptive families?
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I don't think there is a standard way to distinguish between adoptive and birth parents in a family tree. I would just show two sets of parents instead of the usual one, possibly adding an annotation....

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Reconciling mid-18th century US marriage records for James Lea and Ann/Anne Tolbert/Herndon?
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The answer to my question is that I was wrong to consider the collection "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" to be a primary source. As described in greater length at that site: ...

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