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Are all people listed in Ancestry DNA Member match related to me for sure?

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Are all people listed in Ancestry DNA Member match related to me for sure?

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 1:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is everyone in the "DNA Member Match"definitely related to me? The "distant cousin" listings have a "confidence" rating of "very low". People at the top of the list (known 1st and 2nd cousins) show a confidence rating of 98-99%, but as less DNA is shared that confidence indicator drops to 96%, then "moderate", "low" and "very low". Does this mean that there is little confidence that they are related to me? I'm assuming that these lower confidence people have very small snippets of DNA that match mine. Can't a person not related to me have a few snippets of matching DNA like this? The matches that have a "hint" (a common ancestor in both of our trees) I feel are most likely related, but how about people that have no common people in their tree or people who's tree is private?
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Olson_Randall... 15 Feb 2013 8:42PM GMT 
DPotts57 15 Feb 2013 10:06PM GMT 
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