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From: Ann Turner <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Autosomal DNA success story -Thanks
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 06:45:55 -0800
The smaller segments may be what I have taken to calling pseudo-segments,
composed of little bits and pieces where the father contributed some alleles
and the mother contributed other alleles. This can make it *appear* that
there's one long consecutive run. For example, I looked at a case where the
mother and child both had a match to a cousin. There was one long segment
(8.75 cM) plus eleven shorter segments. Only two of the eleven shorter
segments were found in the mother.
On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 5:38 AM, Patricia Hamill <> wrote:
> I have been also looking at matches whom I share overlapping
> segments with other matches [I am sure that there is a better way to
> state that sentence - sorry].
> At FTDNA, I have 16 close and immediate matches on the FTDNA default
> level and above. I then dropped it down to 1cM and checked for
> overlapping segments. All 16 overlap at different segments and
> different chromosomes and with different matches. I have not known
> what to make of this. I was trying to untangle them and created a
> mess. I have not contacted these matches with this information
> because I fear that I am making wild assumptions and don't wish waste
> their time over nothing.