My grandfather was unsure who his father was. Through a lot of research I think I have him pinned down. The line goes back pretty far. Both my niece and I get: "It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with
Elmo Perry-7785 My mom
Henry Perry-7797 my grandpa
George Perry-7998 great grandpa
Samuel L Perry-7990 2 great
Abel Perry-1365 3 great?
Ichabod Perry-7991 3 or 4 great
Samuel Perry-7992 4 or 5 great
Joseph Perry-5123 5 or 6 great
Nathaniel Perry-207 6 or 7 great but not my niece
Richard Perry-4950 neither of us
Perry-4924 neither of us
Does this much information lead to a correct conclusion or could it still be just coincidence?
Abel is either a 3rd great grandfather or uncle. Would my DNA get the same message for a father and brother? (I think there is a chance Samuel is Abel's son versus youngest brother.)
What does it mean when I match Nathaniel and not my niece?
When I don't match either Richard does that mean my tree info has gone off-track or that I am instead related to Nathaniel's wife and not Nathaniel?
Even if I don't have the correct direct relatives, is there a chance I am in the right line or is this just too many coincidences?
(As an aside I get the same message for all grandmother's line, which I am quite confident is correct as far as it goes.) Thanks for any help. I so want to have great grandpa and beyond right. Susan