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From: Corinne Curtis <>
Subject: Re: [G] Family Finder Kit
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:19:25 +0100
I'd be interested in a strategy for looking through and analysing
familyfinder results - particularly where there are no known relatives
in the match list. Questions like - do I look for any possible
related names first? Is it even worth looking beyond the 1st-2nd
cousin match if you don't suspect a relationship (from surname list
matching)? In the chromosome browser, what size/number of segments
begins to be significant? E.g. is it a more likely relative if there
is a single big chunk matching on one chromosome, or a number of
smaller chunks on several different chromosomes? Would be good to see
examples of chromosome browser images for people with known
relationships to get an idea of the patterns to look for.
Corinne Curtis #5579 (YDNA surname project admin, but have more people
now also doing FF)
On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 4:46 PM, Adrian Abbott <> wrote:
> I think we are at cross purposes. This was a Family Finder test, not yDNA.
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 5:32 PM, Sherlock Holmes <>
>> Hi Adrian,
>> Re the results, at what level are the matches?
>> The reason I ask this is the level does make a big difference, if the
>> matches are at level 12 for example then they are not all that helpful
>> however if they are at level 37 then that is a different story and need
>> looking at a lot closer.
>> In essence what I am saying is the higher the level the match is the
>> higher the probability of the match being related, by the way level 111 is
>> as high as you can go currently.
>> This is based on Y-DNA so there may be a difference between that and the
>> general Family Finder test, however I doubt it.
>> David J Grimshaw (or is it Grimason?)
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