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From: Tom Gull <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] thoughts on how finding matches could be made easier
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 17:53:21 -0400
Possibly I misunderstood the first message - maybe this means FTDNA will let you know "matches" in terms of what other people taking the FF test match with the person you match with? In other words, it's not matching on ancestors, but matching inside FF data?
> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:01:57 -0700
> Subject: Re: [DNA] thoughts on how finding matches could be made easier
> 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.
> > Patricia
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