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My father has a DNA match to "Margaret" of 141cM or 2% and is indicated as a 1st cousin twice removed - 2nd cousin twice removed match.

Given the amount of DNA shared and the closeness of the match I would expect "Margaret" to also match with me but no matches have shown up despite waiting two weeks to see if there was a delay in connecting the results to me (This is on MyHeritage).

So my question is, is it possible or likely that this match could have been loss in one generation (from my father to me) given that he shares a decent level of DNA

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / MyHeritage member's login
« on: Sunday 14 April 19 13:43 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know if there is a way you can tell when a member on MyHeritage last logged in \ visited their tree on there. I am thinking of something similar to the facility on Ancestry which tells you how long a person has been a member and when they last signed in.

Thank you.

Durham / 1841 Census Jane Dixon 5, Pittington
« on: Monday 18 March 19 19:25 GMT (UK)  »
Jane Dixon 5 is on the 1841 Census on familysearch at Pittington, Durham with the references

Registration District: Durham & Lanchester
Parish: Pittington
Page Number: 19
Registration Number: HO107
Piece/Folio: 314/12

Other household members are David 30, Sarah 30, Thomas 14, Mary 12, John 11, David 9, Robert 7, Sarah 5.

I cannot find this entry on Ancestry. Is anyone else able to locate it thee please.

Surrey Lookup Requests / Powell & Cumpper marriage lookup please
« on: Tuesday 12 March 19 18:59 GMT (UK)  »
Please may I ask if someone who has access to Surrey records for a lookup for a Powell \ Cumpper (Compper) marriage prior 1840.

There are five births in the Farnham RD from 1840 to 1848 that may be the children of this marriage.

I have not succeeded in finding a marriage but a possible combination of names may be Thomas Powell and Anna Cumpper but this is by no means certain. The family seems to be scattered to the winds by 1851 suggesting something happened to the parents prior to that.

Thank you.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / FREE DNA tests for adoptees
« on: Saturday 02 March 19 20:24 GMT (UK)  »
Just got this message from My Heritage that may be of interest to adoptees

My Heritage Ltd extends DNA Quest Initiative to help more ADOPTEES REUNITE reunite with their BIRTH FAMILIES

MyHeritage pledges 5,000 additional free DNA kits for global distribution to eligible participants, following the success of the first phase of its pro bono initiative.

More ...

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Auto Clustering at MyHeritage
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 14:33 GMT (UK)  »
MyHeritage has introduced a new Auto Clustering tool

An automatic tool that organizes your DNA Matches into clusters that likely descended from common ancestors.

AutoClustering organizes your MyHeritage DNA Matches into shared match clusters that likely descended from common ancestors. Each of the colored cells represents an intersection between two of your matches, meaning that both individuals match you and each other.
These cells are grouped together physically and by color to create a powerful visual chart of your shared match clusters. Each color represents one shared match cluster. Members of a cluster match you and most or all of the other cluster members."

It produces a report for you. Tells you which members it has excluded because they have too little information. It then groups your clusters which is helpful as it picks up ones you have missed and so acts as a prompt which members to follow if pursuing a particular line.

Yes this is very similar to the Auto clustering tool that was advertised on here last year except this is the company holding your results doing the clustering not some third party who then wants to charge you to access them. Previous thread on that linked below

Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 18:59 GMT (UK)  »
If anyone has accces to outward passages records could they look up the following

Alfred Hollingsbee
Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912

If its the person I am interested in the event would most likely have taken place in the perod 1881-1891 with the person being born in 1861 in Kent.

Thank you

Northamptonshire / Marriage licence (1767) lookup if possible
« on: Friday 01 February 19 12:40 GMT (UK)  »
If anyone is going to the Northants archives I would like to ask if they would mind doing a look up for the marriage licence for the following marriage.

James Fisher of this parish (Kingscliffe), tanner, and Catherine Falkner of the parish of Lyddington (Liddington) in the county of Rutland, spinster, were married in this church (Kingscliffe) by LICENCE this ninth day of June 1767.

I am interesting in the licence and all and any information it holds as there may be additional details than are contained on the parish register of the marriage or on the Northants marriage CD that I have.

I have looked at the marriage licences for Leicestershire on Findmypast in case the licence was issued there as sometimes happened with people from Rutland but there was nothing there. Consequently I think the licence was issued in Northamptonshire which would tie in with the marriage happening there.

I have tried to find out where else the Northants licences may be held to no avail. I could not locate them on the familysearch catalogue which is strange as I thought they were there. Also I have not been able to find this particular licence in the records the Society of Genealogists have, but then they are not complete so that is not unduly worrying. Marriage licences for Northants are not on Findmypast or Ancestry. If anyone knows where else the Northants licences may be accessed I would be grateful for that information.

Thank you.

The Lighter Side / Beware of (some) heir hunters
« on: Tuesday 13 November 18 12:36 GMT (UK)  »
Just to show not all heir hunters have your best interests at heart.

The Judge's comments are particularly damning

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