Leah Worster
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Why would I match someone in a region neither of my parents do?
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What I see often said is that any matching segments under 5 cM, if not under 7 cM, are more likely to be identical by chance rather than by descent, and should usually be disregarded as noise. A ...

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Can half siblings share no common DNA?
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The tests can be trusted. You are not half-sisters. Paternal half-sisters, minimally speaking, share an entire X chromosome, as females inherit one X chromosome from their father. Beyond that, they ...

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Finding person missed in 1920 census?
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Sometimes people were just missed in a census. If the enumerator talked to a neighbor instead of the actual family, it's possible that the family or the neighbor were new to the neighborhood and didn'...

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DNA results for half sibling
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Just so that I'm clear: You have done a DNA test with Ancestry, have received your results, and have allowed Ancestry to match you with relatives. This man has done a DNA test with Ancestry, has ...

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Are birth records of US adoptees really sealed?
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In many states, yes, original birth certificates (OBCs) are sealed when a child is adopted. An amended birth certificate is then issued with the adoptive parents' names and the child's new name. So, ...

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Seeking DNA test to identify region or tribe for Native American ancestry?
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Unfortunately, there isn't a DNA test that will give you a specific tribe or region. Also, all/most indigenous American populations will appear as Native American in your Ancestry DNA results. Your ...

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Different genetic relation strength through maternal vs paternal line?
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You inherit exactly half your DNA from each parent. So, no, you are not more related to one parent or the other. However, it is unlikely for you to inherit exactly a quarter of each of your ...

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Estimating centimorgans of shared autosomal DNA between female and half paternal brother?
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At 328.7 cM, you're not half-siblings. According to the Shared cM Project for 328 cM, the two highest probable sets of relationships are: 48.46%: Half GG-Aunt/Uncle 2C Half 1C1R 1C2R Half GG-Niece/...

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half-sibling's child listed as 1st/2nd cousin
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This is completely normal. The relationship predictions on the various DNA test sites are based on how much DNA you and your match share, and each potential relationship actually has a range for how ...

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Strategies for finding biological grandparents using DNA matches?
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Using your five known maternal matches to separate out most of your maternal matches from your paternal matches is definitely the correct track. However, further eliminating those that match with ...

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Identifying which husband of my great grandmother my father came from
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I can't directly answer your question based on the questions I asked in the comment on your question. However, I can still provide you some resources to help you out: Blaine Bettinger's Shared cM ...

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Using shared cM to determine likelihood of misattributed paternity?
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In addition to trying to test descendants of John Smith's siblings, I would suggest trying to test descendants of Harriett and Eliza's other siblings. A really good set of articles on using DNA to ...

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How many centimorgans should I share if second cousins marry?
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Theoretically, because you're related to this person twice, you can add the expected ranges for each relationship. I'm going to use the ranges from the Shared cM Project. Grand-niece/nephew: 251 to ...

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Male with X-chromosome matches from father's side?
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FTDNA will include segments as small as 1cM in X-matches; you'll need to compare in the chromosome browser to see how much you share with these paternal matches. If these matching segments on the X ...

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Identifying half brother using AncestryDNA?
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A really useful tool for determining potential relationships is the Shared cM Project, along with the probabilities of those relationships. If you enter 1554 cM into the box, you get the following ...

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DNA second cousin who is parent?
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Why do you believe that you're related to her through your father's mother? Why not through your father's father? Plotting the X inheritance path, your proposed relationship path means that you and ...

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Determing if DNA match is half sibling or 1st cousin?
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2057 cM is highly unlikely to be a first cousin; according to Blaine Bettinger's Shared cM Project, a first cousin is most likely within 553 - 1225 cM. That high of a match fits into the grandparent, ...

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Understanding second cousin match on AncestryDNA?
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Due to the span of time over which children can be born, age doesn't have much bearing unless you're talking about direct-line relationships (parent/child, grandparent/grandchild, etc). For example, ...

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Finding biological father and half siblings in Spain using DNA?
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From what I understand of the paternity and sibling tests, because the mother of your potential half-siblings tested, the results should be certain (with a negligible uncertainty value). I would like ...

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Evaluating Ancestry DNA match to clarify Half Sibling relationships?
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I am assuming that you and your sister match as expected, as either paternal half-siblings or full siblings. According to the data that Blaine Bettinger has gathered through his Shared cM Project, ...

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Understanding why two female first cousins share a lot of X-DNA?
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Without some additional information, no, you can't tell which of her parents you're related to based solely on the X-DNA match. You need to review your shared matches with her. Can you figure out how ...

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Importing .fbc, .ftmb files into Linux GRAMPS?
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As far as I understand, anything that works on one OS in GRAMPs works on all OSes. None of the usage documentation differentiates based on which OS it's running on (at least that I've seen; I'm a Mac ...

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Can half-siblings show different relationships to extended family?
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It can happen with any sibling relationship, due to the amount of DNA they inherited from the parent's parents. I'm going to continue from here under the assumption that we are not including the sex-...

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Finding birth father in the Merchant Marine?
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It appears that you can obtain Merchant Marine records from the Coast Guard (see Mariner Record Requests and Request Information). Though it sounds like you may not have enough information to be able ...

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Should a Proof Summary be included in a Lineage Society application to explain minor conflicts?
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I don't have complete experience here, and I imagine many of the genealogical societies handle some of these things differently, but these are the two ways I would consider handling this: Include a ...

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Half Siblings not showing up as DNA matches?
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Half siblings, according to the Shared cM Project, should share 1317 – 2312 cM. If they shared only 700 cM, they'd have about a 70% chance of being one of the following relationships (source): Great-...

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Are 1,053 shared cM likely to be a cousin or a half sibling?
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Here's a link to a visual representation of how someone sharing 1053 cM with you could be related: Shared cM Project tool for 1053 cM The potential relationships, and how that connects her to you: ...

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find relatives in-common or not-in-common based on multiple people?
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I checked FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage, and GEDmatch, and they also do not do what you're looking for (but you might want to upload your DNA to those sites for additional matches, if you haven't already)....

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Can someone sort out a tricky wedding party for me?
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Based on the information you've provided from the marriage record (I can't read the original), my guess is that Peter Altermatt carries the surname of his father, who I would guess was Anna Maria ...

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