How do I provide sufficient DNA when parents deceased and no subs?

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WikiTree profile: Dianne Perry
in Genealogy Help by Dianne Perry G2G1 (1.7k points)

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I'm assuming you have your DNA tested and you have your autosomal DNA and perhaps your MtDNA. And I take it to mean you have no brothers or sisters. With no brothers or sisters you will have to look at your uncles, aunts and first cousins (or their children) on either side of your family and ask if they will do a DNA test. I see no point in testing family with private or anonymous profiles since no-one on WikiTree will be able to see them although you can always add their results to GEDMATCH.

Failing that you will have to go back to your grandparents and research their descendants and their siblings descendants looking for someone who is interested in DNA testing and will be willing to test.

I hope this helps.

P.S. I've just looked at your profile and you've already done the testing. Perhaps you should get the MtDNA test from FtDNA as well.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (234k points)
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I've got a first cousin once removed who went on GEDmatch and uploaded her au kit ID and we have 25 matches totaling almost 600 cM.  So aunts and uncles and plain first cousins will have even more / larger matches.  Not as good as parents or siblings, but still very useful.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (408k points)
Thanks.  An aunt has now tested as have 4 first cousins and a 1x1r cousin which has helped but we still have some matches that we can not figure out.  I think there are some secrets and mysteries going on....

 

Dianne

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