Shmuel Yoseph <shruyo@...>
Shalom Sarah and Sandy,
Concerning Sarah's reply:
"Sandy, if your male cousin is related to you on *his* mother's side, you
might match. If however he is related to you on his father's side, it would
be very unlikely that you would have an X match. ....."
I think Sarah's statements needs a slight clarification:
I would have thought:
" ..... if your male cousin is related to you on *his* mother's side,
you **will** match (as an X-match).
If however he is related to you on his father's side,
you **won't** have an X match. ....."
This clarification, if true, has ramifications into how one may
further conduct their research.
Secondly, as an extension of this question, my question would be, if
he indeed matches on his mother's side, then does he match on his
mother's mother's side, and thus on his mother's mother's side? OR
he matches on his mother's side, then form there, there is no telling
from the Family Finder whether he matches on his mother's mother'sside or mother's fatehr's side.
And similarly for the female, if she is marked "X" with someone - dors
this mean it is on her mother's mother's side, and thus mother's
mother's mother's side, or it could be on her mother's father's side?
If the answer to what exactly the "X-Match" means is the former, ie if
it is on the male's mother's mother's mother's ... side and the
female's mother's mother's mother's side - then the research comes lot
more easier and one will thus know that they match on their respective
strictly maternal lines, without having to do the mtDNA.
Shmuel Reuven Yoseph,
Y HG: "J2-M67"
mtDNA HG: "T2"