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From: Beth Gay <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] New DNA matching tool (beta) at 23andme.com
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:05:37 -0500
Wow Joan that is impressive and exciting!!! Is there a major difference
in the Full Mitochondria Sequence from FamilyTreeDNA and the test by
23andme besides the Relative Finder?
Warmest regards, Beth Gay Auburn AL
> Ever since I was tested with 23andme.com (which tests not only Y-DNA and
> mtDNA but whole genome DNA as well) I've been sort of at a loss to connect
> with others who may be cousins. Making connections was hit or miss to say the
> least. A couple days ago the company unveiled a new beta tool called
> Relative Finder and I'm living proof that it works. I'm speechless (and anyone
> who knows me will tell I'm SELDOM at a loss for words). <g>
> Right now, with the new tool being in beta only those who agree to
> participate in the beta testing can connect with others but the Relative Finder
> gives you an overview individuals (anonymously) and the approximate
> relationship between you and the other person. Most are merely "distant cousins" but
> I have about a full page of listings where the match is closer--anywhere
> from 3rd to 5th cousins. They give you a range of possibilities but also give
> the PROBABLE degree of match.
> My closest match contacted me today and it took us all of two messages
> back and forth to figure out our match. Our great-grandmothers are sisters!
> 23andme's new tool was DEAD ON! 3rd cousins we are. We share 1.03% of our DNA
> and have 2 matching segments.
> I ask you, what other type of DNA testing and matching could have connected
> with a cousin from my father's mother's mother's side of the family!
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