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From: "Belinda Dettmann" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA will introduce Family Finder
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:21:08 +1100
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From: "Jim Bartlett" <>

> Terry,
> When you say .41%, do you really mean 41%, which is the same as
> 0.41? .41% is less than one percent.
> Jim

No, Terry means 0.41% or less than one percent.

Siblings share about 50% of their genome on average, 1st cousins share
about 12.5%, 2nd cousins share about 3.125%, 3rd cousins share about
0.78125%, 4th cousins share about 0.1953125%, 5th cousins share about
0.0488%.

These are expected values, not what you actually get. So if you find
you share 0.41% with someone, the actual degree of relationship could
be anywhere between 3rd cousin and 5th cousin, or occasionally, a more
distant cousin.

Belinda




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