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Old 02-25-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I received the results from my ancestry dna test a few days ago, and while looking at my matched relatives, about 70% of them are on my father’s side of the family, with the rest being my maternal grandmother’s family. Here’s what’s odd, I can only find ONE match on my maternal grandfather’s side of the family, and it’s like a 4th or 5th cousin or something.

I have always wondered if my grandfather was my Mom’s biological father, because she really doesn’t look anything like him (my aunt does). Shouldn’t I be seeing more than one match, or could it just be that hardly anyone in that section of the family has done the test?
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:00 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I received the results from my ancestry dna test a few days ago, and while looking at my matched relatives, about 70% of them are on my father’s side of the family, with the rest being my maternal grandmother’s family. Here’s what’s odd, I can only find ONE match on my maternal grandfather’s side of the family, and it’s like a 4th or 5th cousin or something.

I have always wondered if my grandfather was my Mom’s biological father, because she really doesn’t look anything like him (my aunt does). Shouldn’t I be seeing more than one match, or could it just be that hardly anyone in that section of the family has done the test?
^^^^ is the more likely situation. I have similar situation. My Parental line has been in the USA since 1630 Virginia colonies. My mother was born in Italy. Guess which one I don't get DNA matches from.
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I received the results from my ancestry dna test a few days ago, and while looking at my matched relatives, about 70% of them are on my father’s side of the family, with the rest being my maternal grandmother’s family.
What that means is that very few people on your father's side of the family have taken the Ancestry DNA test.
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Will dna matches still show up if they’re not in your tree? I have my tree linked to my dna test. So far every match is linked to my tree in some way.
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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Will dna matches still show up if they’re not in your tree? I have my tree linked to my dna test. So far every match is linked to my tree in some way.
then you are really lucky, I got thousands of matches but only two are related
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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What that means is that very few people on your father's side of the family have taken the Ancestry DNA test.
I agree 100% percent...!!!
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Thanks everyone, I was getting worried. Lol


To take this in another direction... my sister and I do not have the same father. When my mother was 16 she was seeing this guy that could be my sister’s biological father, but around the same time she was also raped by an older man. So, my mother isn’t sure which of those two is my sisters biological father. She married my father shortly after that and he adopted my sister before I was born.

If my sister takes the dna test, can we safely assume that whoever shows up on her match list that isn’t on mine would be from her biological father’s family?
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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What that means is that very few people on your father's side of the family have taken the Ancestry DNA test.
There’s plenty of matches for my father’s side, it’s my maternal grandfather’s section that’s empty.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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There’s plenty of matches for my father’s side, it’s my maternal grandfather’s section that’s empty.
Then you may interpret that as very few people on your maternal grand-father's side have taken the Ancestry DNA test.

Logic you tell you that you can only obtain a match if people submit their DNA to Ancestry.

I had a Y-DNA test done at Family Tree, and it hasn't proved to be of any value, since no other members have submitted DNA samples to Family Tree (which is in part hampered by the fact that the particular Y-DNA haplogroup has a very small population).
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Then you may interpret that as very few people on your maternal grand-father's side have taken the Ancestry DNA test.

Logic you tell you that you can only obtain a match if people submit their DNA to Ancestry.
I guess I was worried matched people wouldn’t show up if they’re not connected to my tree, since I have my tree linked to my dna results. Now I know they’ll show up regardless, whether they’re connected to my tree or not.
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