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From: steven perkins <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] thoughts on how finding matches could be made easier
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 13:05:58 -0400
I don't believe they don't go far enough in the levels of cousinage to
calibrate at this time.
On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Ann Turner <> wrote:
> Hmm, interesting approach -- but do we know whether FTDNA plans to make use
> of the confirmed relationships to calibrate the cousin predictions?
> Ann Turner
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Patricia <> wrote:
>> One thing that was pointed out to me is that if the FF states you are
>> a fourth cousin with someone and you confirm it (even if you don't
>> know the connection) and the other person does as well you can see if
>> you and they have any matches in common. I match with someone and we
>> went ahead and agreed with the fourth cousin designation, and we went
>> on to see that we indeed have a match in common.
>> This helps narrow things down a bit.
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