DNA information on my profile

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Using the WikiTree Relationship Finder

Direct Relationship Found

There is a direct ancestral relationship. Martha Garrett is the daughter of xxxx xxxxxx.

(DNA Confirmed)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.    <!--[endif]-->Martha is the daughter of xxxf DNA confirmed<!--[endif]--> 
This makes xxx the father of Martha.

Is it possible for someone to help me word the above information on my Profile under Sources/DNA?

I am just not understanding it after I have read information "how to" too many times and still don't get it.  

Garrett-5361 is me and Garrett-5362 

thank you in advance 

in Genealogy Help by Martha Garrett G2G6 Mach 2 (28.0k points)

1 Answer

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"Paternal Relationship is confirmed by a 3585.1 cM match between  Martha Garrett GEDmatch A184353 and her father Glen Garrett  GEDmatch A628497 "

by Karen Raichle G2G6 Mach 8 (80.3k points)
Please read the new DNA Confirmation instructions for a GEDmatch Confirmation here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:DNA_Confirmation#One-to-One_GEDmatch_Confirmation   There is additional information that should be added to the statement you suggested.
I was aware that a new DNA confirmation help page was in the works.  Was there an announcement that the guidelines were now ready to be used?

I'm with Martha here in that I no longer understand how to word the parent child confirmation when using only the DNA between these two individuals.

Do all DNA confirmation statements that were previously entered according to the old guidelines now need to be changed to these new guidelines?
Karen, The new DNA confirmation page was added a couple of days ago. I'm not sure when it will be officially announced. The wording that you suggested is fine, but it in order to be consistent with the new instructions, it should also have a statement in this format: Estimated number of generations to MRCA = ___, based on sharing 3585.1 cM across ____ segments. (with those blanks filled in)  For most statements you will also need to name the MRCA and each test takers' relationships to the MRCA(s). With a parent/child relationship, the MRCA and relationship are obvious and don't need to be restated.

To answer your other question, yes you should rewrite your previous DNA confirmation statements. Because of the European Union's GDPR, you may find that some of your statements in the old format disclose non-public personal information for living people who no longer have their information displayed on their WikiTree profile. And there's additional information that should now be included in each confirmation statement.

If you're having difficulty understanding the new instructions, please let me know your questions and I'll be glad to help.

Thanks Kay,

With a parent/child relationship, the MRCA and relationship are obvious and don't need to be restated.

That is what was giving me pause.  It seemed obvious to me what the relationship is, but nothing in the instructions said which parts if any could be left out.

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