Important blogs about DNA and Relationships

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I want to make sure everyone is aware of two very important blogs that were published this week.

This information can help many as they work with close familial relationships.
in The Tree House by Barbara Shoff G2G6 Mach 2 (20.8k points)
edited by Robin Lee
Very interesting--thanks!

One of these days I need to get my head around how to deal with DNA matches from one of my GGFs (maternal grandmother's father). He came from a very intertwined lineage of Seventh Day Baptists. My grandmother always said his parents were unrelated, despite having the same surname before marriage, but I very much doubt that.

Anyway, that means my numbers are consistently too small for FTDNA's estimates of relationships. I don't have everything mapped out, but so far many of the matches with Coons &/or Burdicks in their lineage are no closer than 6th-8th cousins, but related via multiple paths, so FTDNA says "2nd-4th cousin."

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+5 votes
Thank you Barbara.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (645k points)

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