An interesting article. Thanks for posting. It's reporting on an article posted in Science. The abstract says, "We project that about 60% of the searches for individuals of European-descent will result in a third cousin or closer match, which can allow their identification using demographic identifiers." Two things about that strike me as odd. I would think that Americans of European-descent having a 3rd cousin match or closer would be more like 90+% rather than 60%. Also, the assumption that 3rd cousin matches can be readily identified by "demographic identifiers" will come as a surprise to those of us who try in vain to find a link to many of our 3rd cousin matches. I guess I need to hire those people to work on mine.