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My workload just got a lot bigger.

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Re: My workload just got a lot bigger.

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 4:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sherlburl,

You mentioned 'higher accuracy of Ancestry's test with regard to distant matches,' and I wonder about the other aspect (which you mentioned-sharing multiple independent sets of ancestors). I also wonder about another relative aspect (pun sort of intended): what happens when you share mutliple sets of ancestors? Is there a tendency to match up with those people more?

I've found a higher frequency of matches to third or fourth cousins who have multiple common ancestors, i.e, we have many common (independent) ancestors. AND I've found a higher frequency of matches to cousins who have the common ancestors several times over.

As a matter of fact, it is only the branches where I have mutliple common ancestors for myself, that I have located cousins through atDNA.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
sherburl 4 Feb 2013 9:27PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 4 Feb 2013 9:43PM GMT 
sherburl 4 Feb 2013 10:08PM GMT 
Smilebird 5 Feb 2013 9:24PM GMT 
sl_kelly 5 Feb 2013 11:07PM GMT 
LeeHigdonNewe... 6 Feb 2013 11:24AM GMT 
sherburl 6 Feb 2013 1:14PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 4 Feb 2013 9:30PM GMT 
LeeHigdonNewe... 6 Feb 2013 11:26AM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 6 Feb 2013 2:28PM GMT 
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