Help suggestions please #dna


R Jaffer
 

You might find male matches on FTDNA because they chose to take a Y test with this company and while doing so went ahead and added an autosomal test. The other companies mentioned do not do specific Y testing although 23&me will report a haplogroup. When I look at results at FTDNA, I first sort by longest block, and then look at total cM, and only bother contacting those who have added surnames. I figure that if they haven't bothered to add names/places, they either don't know enough to make a connection or likely won't respond. The results below are for a second cousin I tested because I wanted to see if I could determine which sons of my great grandfather shared the same mother. Family lore said that he had many wives who died in childbirth. In any case, the results below are for those who shared a long block of 32 cM or more and listed names/places.  There are two things to take from this. The match who has Weinberg in bold is my first cousin. I don't appear in the list. Test first cousins if older relatives are not available. You widen your chances of finding matches. Second, the next best match is the one who shares total cM of 179. What you can't see below is that he also shares the same surname and place as my family. However, he spelled the surname Wainberg instead of Weinberg. Don't just sort based on surname because there are too many different versions of the same name. Their search algorithms are literal.

Roberta Jaffer 
Massachusetts


Max Heffler
 

No sites search other sites for matches. Uploading raw data to as many sites as possible increase the chances of finding matches with folks who have not transferred their data out of the one site they tested with. The exceptions are 23andMe and Ancestry, which do not take uploads. That is why you get the best “bang got the buck” by testing at one of those two and then downloading the raw DNA from them and then uploading to all of the sites that take uploads.

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Dahn Cukier via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:08 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Help suggestions please #dna

 

You wrote: The other main sites you need to be on are FTDNA and 23andMe, otherwise you have to sit back and wait for relatives to do a test.

 

Do these sites find people in other ways? Do they scan all other

sites for matches?

 

I am on FTDNA and get very few suggested matches. I am on

MyHeritage and Ancestry. Most of my relatives seem to have

registered on one of these, the other has given a few matches

also.

 

I have had some luck finding relatives that are matched as 3rd and 4th

cousins and have a recognized family name.

 

Dahn Cukier

 

 

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Dahn Cukier
 

You wrote: The other main sites you need to be on are FTDNA and 23andMe, otherwise you have to sit back and wait for relatives to do a test.

Do these sites find people in other ways? Do they scan all other
sites for matches?

I am on FTDNA and get very few suggested matches. I am on
MyHeritage and Ancestry. Most of my relatives seem to have
registered on one of these, the other has given a few matches
also.

I have had some luck finding relatives that are matched as 3rd and 4th
cousins and have a recognized family name.

Dahn Cukier


When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Friday, January 8, 2021, 7:19:57 PM GMT+2, stephen@... <stephen@...> wrote:


The other main sites you need to be on are FTDNA and 23andMe, otherwise you have to sit back and wait for relatives to do a test.
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Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


stephen@...
 

The other main sites you need to be on are FTDNA and 23andMe, otherwise you have to sit back and wait for relatives to do a test.
--
Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


Max Heffler
 

Many features free at:

Family Tree DNA

Living DNA

Geneanet

 

Subscription:

Yourdna.family

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of mandy.molava via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:09 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help suggestions please #dna

 

I'm currently using Ancestry, My Heritage and also GEDmatch as a comparison site, can anyone suggest any others, please? I love the tools on GEDmatch and comparing the Ancient DNA, but match-wise I don't appear to be finding matches above 55cm and largest segment 19.5, I'm gathering not everybody knows about this one? How does everybody get on with this one?

Mandy Molava
Researching Belarus, Brest, Hungary Galacia


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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


mandy.molava@...
 

I'm currently using Ancestry, My Heritage and also GEDmatch as a comparison site, can anyone suggest any others, please? I love the tools on GEDmatch and comparing the Ancient DNA, but match-wise I don't appear to be finding matches above 55cm and largest segment 19.5, I'm gathering not everybody knows about this one? How does everybody get on with this one?

Mandy Molava
Researching Belarus, Brest, Hungary Galacia