Re: Ancestry's Drastic Changes Dash Hopes of Finding Connections #dna

Harvey Kabaker

I don't understand what this is all about. I haven't seen any reduction in DNA matching results below a total of 20 cM. Totals under 6 cM are gone, if they ever were there. And I have hundreds of thousands of matches from 6cM on up, including many thousands between 6 and 20.

We could discuss forever whether it's of any value to see so-called matches of say, 3 segments totalling 10 cM. And I take issue with this: ". . . without the ability to see shared matches below 20 cM and without the matches below 8.0 cM, I, and others, have very little hope of being able to find out how more distant cousins are connected." DNA does not show you how you are connected; genealogy research does.

Seems to me, Jeri, you're getting people stirred up over nothing. 

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD

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