I am not sure if the DNA match is confirmed for a biological father

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It seems that I have a match to Bob Strauss.  But I am not sure it is a confirmed DNA match.  Is there a way for me to know for sure?

Thank you,
WikiTree profile: Strauss-1119
in Genealogy Help by Dustin Pittock G2G Crew (350 points)

2 Answers

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Best answer
Strauss-1119’s privacy level is set to unlisted.
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (605k points)
selected by Dustin Pittock
okay... does that mean there is no answer to my question?
Have the profile manager for Strauss-1119 change his privacy level from Unlisted to "Private with Public Biography and Family Tree."  Then others can see if he has a GEDmatch ID which would allow them to answer the question.
Hello Dustin,

I now see you are the profile manager for Strauss-1119.  The DNA test taker would need to join WikiTree.  Add his e-mail to the e-mail address field on his profile and invite him to join.  He will also need to change his privacy level.

Sincerely, Peter
Right, I think I have this messed up!  I found a Bob Strauss (Private) added him to my profile.  This is probably wrong.

The Strauss I found is Strauss-1112  Managed by Bob Strauss.
Ask Strauss-1112 to join GEDmatch and add his GEDmatch ID to his DNA Tests page in WikiTree.

Thank You so much for your guidance and patience while I figure out what this all means.  


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Dustin I am going to assume that you have taken some DNA test and that a test gave you a match to someone who links to the Strauss surname.  

Can you do a couple of things to help us help you?

1.  If these are living people and we have to be very careful of sensitive details in a public forum, consider making application to the Adoption Angel Project here on WikiTree.  We keep all details confidential to stay within EU privacy guidelines as well as some US court appointed privacy mandates.  https://www.wikitree.com/contact/adoption/   There is a waiting list while we look for new Angels to join us and be trained but since you seem to have a lot of info yours might be a good case for a new Angel to help with. Make the note that I said that on this thread in the notes section of the application.  

2.  Make sure you have requested the Non Identifying Information Report that is available by Federal Statute now in all 50 states to adoptees.  Some state have seriously changed their laws to allow opening up of prior secret adoption files if you meet specific criteria.  This assumes US adoption which most of our cases are because most of our current members are US based.  We do however also work with UK, Canada, and other places.  I am handling two Hungarian ones, one from New Zealand, 3 from Canada.

3.  If you have taken a DNA test indicate that and with which agency.  GedMatch is free to join and because t has some really robust tools for helping with this kind of analysis we recommend that you upload your raw DNA to them.  You will need to provide your GedMatch number to an Adoption Angel who helps you but once again we keep everything confidential.  

4.  Think through what you want to accomplish.  Do you just want to know the names of your birth parents?  Do you want to contact them?

Recognize contacting can span reactions from open arms hugs and kisses to phones being slammed down to court orders being issued stating no contact until death of the parent.  (I have personally seen all of those).
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (711k points)

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