Re: SUMMARY OF RESPONSES AND HAPPY RESULTS! We believe we are related, but DNA doesn't show connection... ??? KLEPFISZ #poland #dna #warsaw

Sarah L Meyer

Unfortunately FTDNA counts segments as small as 1 cM, while MyHeritage only counts from 6 cMs up.  Both overstate the true identical by descent cMs (the others are Identical by State).  The standard is 7 cM minimum where the chance of IBD=IBS.  Below 7 it is more likely to be IBS than IBD and over 7 the IBDs are much more likely. I have a similar disappointment in that my grandmother's father's descendants and I (where we should be 1/2 2C) come out as distant (and with my sister as well, on FTDNA and Ancestry).  I regretfully have come to the conclusion that my grandmother's father was indeed her step-father and that we do not know who her father was.
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

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