U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Genealogy
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-19-2017, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
6,732 posts, read 9,241,190 times
Reputation: 3933

Advertisements

I got suckered into their discount code that dropped the price down to $10 from $19 (I know...big discount..but I'm a social worker so $9 is lunch). I checked it out during lunch but short of getting a degree in chromosomal DNA in genealogy I'm at loss with my results. What exactly do the lengths of match mean? I have someone with 99 cMGs but that's about all I gather from it. It looks like one of their close relatives uploaded their DNA to the site too so that person and I share 93...I realize that it's not that much, but does where the SNPs come together mean anything? Can anyone give me a cliff notes on what I bought? Or did I just drop $10 on a some random stuff that will be very hard to understand?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-19-2017, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
25,308 posts, read 30,131,458 times
Reputation: 31522
https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/ftdna/webinars/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
9,255 posts, read 14,314,355 times
Reputation: 12070
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashbeeigh View Post
I got suckered into their discount code that dropped the price down to $10 from $19 (I know...big discount..but I'm a social worker so $9 is lunch). I checked it out during lunch but short of getting a degree in chromosomal DNA in genealogy I'm at loss with my results. What exactly do the lengths of match mean? I have someone with 99 cMGs but that's about all I gather from it. It looks like one of their close relatives uploaded their DNA to the site too so that person and I share 93...I realize that it's not that much, but does where the SNPs come together mean anything? Can anyone give me a cliff notes on what I bought? Or did I just drop $10 on a some random stuff that will be very hard to understand?
The more DNA you share with someone and the longer the segments you share, the more closely related you likely are. But the chromosome browser is mostly useful for triangulation - that means comparing the DNA you share with two (or more) other people (who are also matches to each other) to see if you all share the same segment. If you do, you probably all share the same ancestor too. Then you can exam their trees, look for common ancestors, etc. If they have common ancestors that you don't have in your tree, that might be an indication that this is ancestor of yours you have found yet, and it might help you break down a brick wall in your tree.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-22-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
6,732 posts, read 9,241,190 times
Reputation: 3933
Quote:
Originally Posted by PA2UK View Post
The more DNA you share with someone and the longer the segments you share, the more closely related you likely are. But the chromosome browser is mostly useful for triangulation - that means comparing the DNA you share with two (or more) other people (who are also matches to each other) to see if you all share the same segment. If you do, you probably all share the same ancestor too. Then you can exam their trees, look for common ancestors, etc. If they have common ancestors that you don't have in your tree, that might be an indication that this is ancestor of yours you have found yet, and it might help you break down a brick wall in your tree.
That's helpful. There are a few very close relatives (as exhibited by the same last name) that have popped up on my list. They obviously match in the same areas so that makes sense.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Genealogy
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top