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How can I match DNA with "100% Other"?

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How can I match DNA with "100% Other"?

Posted: 2 Nov 2012 3:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2012 8:01AM GMT
One of my matches, is for someone who is "100% Other". What is Other?? It's a distant (5th-8th cousin, moderate confidance), but still, how does "other" match with my British Isles, Scandinavian, Southern European, Native North Amer, Native South Amer, and Uncertain? We have no matching surnames. We do have a couple location matches.

I was also matched with someone who is Central and Eastern European, 3% Uncertain. Again, only distant, moderate confidance. Is it possible that my 6% Uncertain is the link between us? We share common surnames, born in Germany (from the DNA test, I've learned I'm not German anymore, I'm Scandinavian). Is Ancestry linking our surnames, even though one of us is German and the other isn't?? Adding more to my confusion, my "uncertain" DNA is most likely from my dad. My German surnames are from my mom.

What am I getting so brain-farted with??
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MCAtchley 2 Nov 2012 9:25PM GMT 
sl_kelly 3 Nov 2012 2:56AM GMT 
MCAtchley 3 Nov 2012 1:22PM GMT 
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