I have no descendants. Only siblings and nieces/nephews

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If I have no descendents, only nieces, nephews, cousins and siblings, how do I confirm DNA...?
WikiTree profile: Rhonda Bugg
in WikiTree Tech by Rhonda Bugg G2G Crew (680 points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway

3 Answers

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Hi Rhonda, Welcome to WikiTree! Have you taken a DNA test? If yes, you should enter information about that test on your profile. Click on your WikiTree ID # Bugg-226, near the top right of your profile page. From the drop down list choose DNA.On the page that appears choose DNA tests.
by Kay Wilson G2G6 Pilot (220k points)
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Everyone receives mtDNA from their mother. Daughters pass it along to the next generation, sons do not.

If your maternal grandmother has a particular set of markers in her mtDNA, all her daughters and their daughters would have the same mtDNA markers as would you.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
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Hi, Rhonda.  You don't need descendants to confirm your ancestral relations through DNA.  What you need are siblings (which you have), or much better, cousins.  You and a first cousin would share the same grandparents, so the right size match would confirm that one of your grandparents is a grandparent (but you don't know which one).  But you do know which of your parents was a child of those grandparents, so you could mark that parent as confirmed.  

If you have second cousins, they would share one set of great-grandparents, and would confirm whichever grandparent was a sibling of your second cousin's grandparent.
by Gayel Knott G2G6 Mach 3 (34.1k points)
edited by Gayel Knott

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