Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna


June Genis
 

I believe that FTDNAs maternal/paternal matching algorithm may be
unable to correctly catch all relationships if they have been
reinforced by endogamy. My second best 2nd cousin match and his
mother have both been identified as paternal matches. However when I
paint them on DNAPainter along with other close cousin matches
collected >from multiple DNA sites it clearly shows that those same
segments match people on my maternal side. So most likely they are
both more distant relations that have connections on both sides of my
family.

I have about 50 matches which FTDNA identifies as as being both
maternal and paternal. My full sibling has about 150. Jewish DNA is a
mess.

June Genis
Livingston, TX
Searching GENIS, OKUN, CHESLER/KESLER, ETTINGER/ETTINGAER, SUSMAN
(Russian/Polish Empire)

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