No common surnames known, FTDNA show probability of shared common ancestor 4 Gen 83%, * Gen 97 %,Where do I go now.

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in Genealogy Help by Thomas Huckabee G2G1 (1.2k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Hello Thomas, I am guessing that you are referring to a Y-DNA test. Which level did you test at?
Yes, YDNA 37Markers. Should be 8 Gen 97%.

1 Answer

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I suggest that you add your DNA tests to Gedmatch.  That will give you the opportunity to find additional matches.  It is free and the tools to find cousins are very useful.  Be sure to add your Gedmatch ID to your profile under the DNA tests.
by Philip Smith G2G6 Pilot (275k points)
Thank, Both are with WikiTree, but on the Relationship Finder, it come back as no relationship found. Is there a problem there. Thank for your help.

Please provide the two profiles that you are trying to find a relationship between.  What are the ID's?
Birge-334  and  Huckabee-43
Philip, Gedmatch is for autosomal tests. It does not take Y-DNA uploads.


Looking at the profile for Birge-334 shows several things.

First there is no suggestion that Huckabee is a ancestral name. Next the family tree for Birge-334 is very sparse.  Those are the difficulties.  The good news is that Birge is on Gedmatch.  If you add your tests to Gedmatch you will be able to see what segments you share and look for others that share the same segments, in addition as there are 4 profiles in the top 20 matches for Birge that are also on Wikitree there is a lot of information that you can take advantage of.

I suggest you add yourself to gedmatch.  Find the nearest cousins that are on Wikitree fill in the family files as needed and build it out - 

As none of your family file currently confirmed for DNA, it seems best to find the nearest cousins - match them, that will tell you which segments go with which ancestors.  From there you can work towards finding your connection to Birge.  


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