DNA Research #DNA Re: Paternal and Maternal designations within Family Finder (FTDNA) #dna


Jeffrey Herrmann
 

I am still as puzzled as Steve Bloom about FTDNA's paternal/maternal
assignments. The statement by Charles Goldenzon "After you have
assigned test results to relatives on your family tree" was not
helpful because it is still a mystery how and by whom test results are
"assigned" to relatives. What if you have no family tree on FTDNA?

Jeffrey Herrmann

From: charles goldenzon <charlesgoldenzon@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2018 11:53:17 +0000

Maternal and paternal designations are made by FTDNA based on the
identification of matches on your family tree. If one match sits on your
mom's side, FTDNA says its maternal and anyone else who matches this
person will be assigned on your maternal side.

After you have assigned test results to relatives on your family tree,
FTDNA will know who is a maternal or paternal match (provided the
matching is above a 9cM threshold on any individual segment). Someone
who matches one individual already assigned as, say, maternal to you,
will also be a maternal relative and so on.

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