Re: DNA test #dna

Sarah L Meyer

I have a non-Jewish friend who had a "second" cousin at Ancestry - whom he did not recognize.  Both were from England.  Both had very well done paper trails. He did recognize 4 surnames in his match's surname list.  They emailed.  They learned that they were 8th cousins in 4 distinct ways.  No computer can distinguish between the situation of 8th cousin in 4 ways, 4th cousin in two different ways or second cousin in one way - based on total DNA.   You may well be fourth cousins in two different ways. - say on your mother's side and on your father's side.  I doubt that most of us have trees far enough back to be able to determine 8th cousins, but fourth cousins in two ways - that might be possible.

Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

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