dna matches 23andme also Gegeneis

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I hope I've added my dna correctly.  Should I be seeing some matches?  If so I don't see any.
asked in Genealogy Help by Natalie Howard G2G Crew (370 points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett
Thank you.

2 Answers

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Best answer
Wikitree does not have any DNA raw data so it cannot give you matches. After registrering the tests you have taken you will see the lines the DNA follows propagated over links on your part of the tree. This is usually visible the day after you add your DNA information.
answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (545k points)
selected by Maggie N.
Maggie, Thanks for the best answer star.
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As Lynda said, WikiTree doesn't do the matching, just marks the appropriate profiles for the type of DNA.  Your autosomal test will be marked on all profiles that have been entered (currently just your parents) and are directly related to you, within about 6 steps away.  Your mitochondrial DNA would be propagated up the maternal line, currently just your mother.  However, the 23 & Me mtDNA result is NOT propagated (hopefully will be in the future), so to see it marked on your mother's profile, you have to do one more step - go back to the DNA Tests page and add another DNA test '''Other mtDNA''', and enter the mtDNA haplogroup you received from 23 & Me.  A day later and you should see it appear on your mother's profile.

The more relatives you enter, the more you will see, plus you will increase the chance of connecting to the rest of the big tree.

By the way, I tested your Genesis GEDmatch ID against mine, and it appears to show we may be very distantly related.  How closely I don't know, because Genesis does things very differently than I'm used to, with the regular GEDmatch.  My guess is we're somewhere between second cousins to fourth cousins.  GEDmatch estimates between 7th and 8th cousins, which is really distant.  I have no idea how we're related, as you've only entered 2 surnames, Howard and Fowler, and I don't recognize either of them in my relations.  You're welcome to check my profile, click on the Ancestors button, and see if you recognize any names.  Otherwise, I'll be keeping an occasional eye on your progress, looking for someone I recognize!   :)

answered by Rob Jacobson G2G6 Mach 5 (58.7k points)
edited by Rob Jacobson
How exciting.  I'm very new at this.  I got my dna kit for Christmas, so much to learn.  I don't know to add someone else's to see if we are family or not.  I will check out your tree.  Thank you for the message, very kind of you.

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