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If you Administer more than one DNA test - please check for duplicates

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Re: If you Administer more than one test - please check for duplicates

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 8:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2013 8:46AM GMT
James,

I can't remember if this was mentioned, but when you find these people who match are they actually descended from the person who took the DNA test or are they just in their tree? There are people here with huge trees that include many people (in some cases most people) who are not related to the DNA test taker other than by marriage. I'm also not sure exactly what the new surname search is looking at. If it looks at everyone in the tree then that could be an issue.

Instead of using ancestry's new surname search, I suggest you using Jeff's chrome extension. I used that to get a count of exactly how many users/tests were in common with the 4 tests that I manage. Based on that I haven't seen the type of thing you see. My wife and mother are from totally different backgrounds, and there is no overlap other than a few very low confidence ones which probably aren't real.

David Mc
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
James Pilkint... 25 Jun 2013 4:16AM GMT 
Shari S. 25 Jun 2013 4:55AM GMT 
chi1k 25 Jun 2013 5:29AM GMT 
James Pilkint... 25 Jun 2013 6:06AM GMT 
Shari S. 25 Jun 2013 11:52AM GMT 
DPotts57 25 Jun 2013 12:22PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 25 Jun 2013 1:24PM GMT 
James Pilkint... 25 Jun 2013 1:46PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 25 Jun 2013 2:45PM GMT 
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