I have a confirmed cousin on 23andMe, and our MRCA is White-28702. We are third cousins, once removed (as he is in my father's generation). His line to our MRCA is not in WikiTree. Although I have read the DNA Confirmation instruction page, I still have several questions:
1. Is it okay to DNA confirm on 3C1R generally? The guideline says not to confirm on the basis of one test unless it is third cousins or closer. We are third cousins, once removed, so that is outside the guideline. Would you ever confirm with one test with this relationship? Never confirm? Case-by-case?
Edit: Having slept on it and read through some of the DNA discussions, this is what I think (please chime in if I am wrong on any of this) -- although the relationship may be supported with DNA evidence, per the Confirmation guideline this is not "Confirmed" until I can triangulate with two other distant cousins (because 3c1r is the equivalent to 4th cousins).
2. Is it okay to DNA confirm (or even possible) if his line is not in WikiTree? Since his parent and he are both living, I would not normally create profiles for them. Can you modify the suggested citation appropriately to cite to something outside of WT? EX: * Maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between [[me]] and (Private - 23andMe tree?), third cousins cousins once removed. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "3rd to 5th Cousin based on 0.44% DNA shared across 2 segments."
If I never receive any response and if I never find two additional cousins to compare with, then I can make a note of the DNA support (different from DNA confirmation).
I could (and will) ask him if he would consider joining WT or if it is okay to include him but I also know that sometimes people are simply not responsive. What then? His family tree through 23andMe is public and his traditional tree looks solid. It is no more or less reliable than an unsourced GEDCOM that has been imported to WT.
3. Regardless of the answers to 1 and 2, if I were to get a third cousin match at some point, does that confirm all the relationships down from the common great great grandparents automatically, or do you have to do each manually?
After reading a few other strings, it sounds like the answer is YES you have to confirm each relationship manually down from the confirmed MCRA. It is only 3 or 4 steps, so not a big deal.
Thanks in advance.