What is the most number of duplicates your relative has created in GEDmatch?

+8 votes

I found someone who has uploaded their same DNA information 7 times to GEDmatch )-:  Do you have a higher number?

I want to believe they are really motivated to find matches.  So they may be willing to work with me in deleting those duplicates (or changing them to research mode) so we can use GEDmatch’s useful and powerful triangulation tool (-:

Here is helpful information on eliminating duplicate uploads: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/623399/how-do-i-manage-duplicate-kits-at-gedmatch

in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (524k points)
retagged by Peter Roberts
Cannot remember offhand exactly how many, but I had one a couple of years ago who had managed to upload the same file over a dozen times.

3 Answers

+3 votes
I think the worst I have run across is ten. This same person matched not only me, but my mother, brother, aunt, and uncles. I haven't looked to see if the excess kits have disappeared or not.
by Jeff Haines G2G2 (2.8k points)
+2 votes

I've uploaded two -- because I wanted to verify that my Ancestry data was really the same as my FamilyTreeDNA data -- it is. I hid my second one, because it serves no additional purpose otherwise.

by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (532k points)
+1 vote
My mother's kit is there twice- once in her own account, and then again in my account so I could create a phased kit for myself.  I've got cousins with three or four copies of their kits.  But 10 or 12... wow!
by Lisa Hazard G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
I believe you can create a phased kit for yourself if the duplicate kit is set to “research mode”.

Sincerely, Peter

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