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From: Nelda Percival <>
Subject: [DNA-NEWBIE] Relative finder and how to compare segments
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 15:35:31 -0500
If asking questions about 23&me please use RF. Different companies different ways to do things.
If you go to left side of screen / Sharing and community then Family inheritance you can see if your segmemnts are identical or half identical with what ever person you compare to.
you can then go to My ancestry (also left side) then ancestral Labs then Family inheritance advanced then do comparisons this will give you start and stop points of your shared segments. Once you know where your segment starts and stops you can compare this to your other matches, when you find a match with your segments, you can compare ancestral surnames to find which of your parents this match comes from.
The biggest problem in finding relatives, for either FF or RF; in your paper trails is that most people don't realise the width and depth of a relationship to a common ancestor.
I like using my Hurst common ancestor as an example:
John Hurst - b. about 1700 he was from Stafford Co, Va he married Jane whose maiden name is unknown. we have only recorded 6 children. From these six children, both male and female; There are better then 2000 descendants. if you were a descendant you would share DNA segments with all of them. (not counting non-blood spouses) Not all descendants would have enough remaining segments from these ancestors to be measurable. but you might and if you did at 11 generations away from them you would need to know all the different surnames that were connected, such as:
Abney, Adams, Adkins, Ailes, Ailor, Aken, Albin, Alexander, Alford, All, Allegre, Allen, Allison
Allphin, Alston, Alta, Amo, Amos, Anderson, Andrews, Anstine, Asbury, Ash, Ashby, Atkins
Ausmus, Austin, Awtry
Bacon, Badger, Bailey, Bain, Baird, Baker, Baldwin, Ball, Ballard, Bankston, Barker, Barlow, Barnard, Barnes, Barnett, Barnhart, Bartlett, Barton, Bashman, Batko, Baty, Baum, Bayer, Bayless, Beachly, Bearden, Beardon, Beason, Beattie, Bedford, Bell, Belsha, Benge, Benjamin, Bennett, Benson, Bentley, Benton, Bernard, Berry, Biersborn, Bilke, Billberry, Billingsley, Billups, Bilyeu, Bingham, Bird, Black, Blackburn, Blair, Blake, Blanchett, Blanding, Blankenship, Blanketship, Blazer, Bledsoe, Bleistein, Boatright, Bock, Boehner, Bond, Bone, Bong, Bonstein, Booker, Booth, Boots, Borassi, Boruff, Bostic, Boswell, Bowers
And this isn't even all of the B surnames that Hurst connects to much less the rest of the alphabet. Yes some will be spouses and some couples don't have children, but if you don't do your ancestors siblings and their descendants, with RF and FF it can be hard to find the relative.
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