Re: AncestryDNA sorting matches by parents #dna

Michele Lock

My assignments: Parent 1 has 20,237 matches while Parent 2 has 28388 matches. But it is entirely unclear which parent is father or mother, because Ancestry has my maternal and paternal known relatives populating both parents' assignments. For instance, for Parent 1, the top 5 matches are (known to me) Paternal, Maternal, Paternal, Unknown, Maternal. For Parent 2, my top 5 matches are Paternal, Maternal, Maternal, Maternal, Unknown.

And then in the Unasigned Group, there 194,607 of my matches. Unbelieveably, the first match there is my first cousin Melissa [Ancestry can't tell if she sorts into Parent 1 or Parent 2?]

I can understand in one way, why Ancestry is having difficulty with Parent 1 vs. Parent 2, since 80% or so of my great grandparents were from Kovna province in Russia.

Either way, not very useful. Perhaps if I had been able to have both of my parents (both deceased) tested, Ancestry would have been able to make the assignments more accurately.
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

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