DNA matches by country #dna


Bob Smiley
 

Hi Ed. The original question was finding the locations of ancestors, not surnames.
However, if you want to search the surname of the tester, and NOT their ancestors, then you could download the CSV data, but why? You can do that search in FTDNA. The search box allows you to search on names, or ancestor names, or all, or other options. That is determined by the filter applied to the search.
The names in the CSV file will not find ancestors, or anyone who used an alias, or used their married name. It would not guarantee to provide the name you want.
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Bob Smiley
Kirkland, Washington USA


EA Wurster
 

Bob,
Are you able to do that search by downloading match list in CSV, and then using your spreadsheet to search or filter on the SURNAMES column?
I was able to do that in the past with my ftDNA matches.

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Ed Wurster
Voorhees, NJ
Leider | Leader | Samowitz | Samuels


June Genis
 

Bob beat me to it.  That is exactly the problem.  What I want to know id where they think their ancestors are from, not where my matches are from.  My memory is that at one time in FTDNA you could search on any word which appeared in someone's surname list but that feature went away and has never come back.  I wish it would and I don't understand why it can't.
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Marion Werle
 

There is a problem with sorting by country. There are two shools of thought regarding how to enter birthplaces and places of residence on family trees. One (which I follow, and Legacy Family Tree - owned by MyHeritage- subscibes to) says to use the name of the location and the jurisdiction as it existed at the time. The other says to use current place name. My DNA matches on MyHeritage that show "Russia" as a birthplace are not at all helpful, although I list current place names on my DNA profile, as opposed to my tree. 
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Marion Werle
<canadagenes@...>


Linda Kelley
 

Thanks, Bob, I see your point. There is a difference between where the kit owner is living, and where his ancestors lived, which would be more useful for genealogy.
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


Bob Smiley
 

Thanks Linda, but did you find people who had ancestors in those locations or only people who listed that country as where they were currently living? I searched for Uraine (where my grandparents came from) and I did not see myself listed, or any known relatives of mine.
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Bob Smiley
Kirkland, Washington USA


Linda Kelley
 

To search MyHeritage DNA matches by location:
Go to DNA Matches. Click on Filters, then click on Locations. Scroll down to find the appropriate location; they are not in alphabetical order.
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


Bob Smiley
 

In your DNA matches in Ancestry, do a search, and enter the country in the "Birth location in matches' tree" field.
For 23abndMe, enter the country in the "Search keywords" search field when looking at your DNA Relatives.
In FTDNA, enter the country in the search bar in the Family Finder Matches page.
I can't figure out how to do this in MyHeritage.

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Bob Smiley
Kirkland, Washington USA


June Genis
 

Sometimes the only clue I have as to where a DNA match and I might
share a common ancestor is by the country they associate with their
known relatives. However I am not aware of any DNA site that lets you
search for matches by the country they associate with a given surname.
Are there any?
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)