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Offline bradelkington

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question about using ancestry dna on a grandparent
« on: Thursday 18 May 17 11:53 BST (UK) »
Hi there all I'm new to ancestry dna after 10 years doing my family tree ive gone as far as I can at the moment with quite a good full family tree.
I sent my sample off last week so am excited for the results, but I was wondering if I was to use ancestry dna on my 84 year old grandfather and used his results in my tree would it compare his dna records to mine, for example it shows say 4-6th cousins etc would it show his results to be likely grandparents or does it not work like that?
Just thought would be interesting to see the dna compared to myself to his? kind regards

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Re: question about using ancestry dna on a grandparent
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 May 17 11:57 BST (UK) »
Yes, if you upload his results with yourself as administrator it should show a connection between you.  I adminster my daughter's results and it clearly records our close connection although in her case it can't distinguish between her being my daughter or my mother but knows the relationship is only one generation.  In her results it quite clearly shows that I am her mother.

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Re: question about using ancestry dna on a grandparent
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 May 17 10:11 BST (UK) »
Don't forget to upload your raw data to gedmatch.com and to ftna to get more matches.Gedmatch will give you some tools to play with and ftna you should be able to transfer your raw data but if you want the chromosome browser you will have to pay for it.

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Re: question about using ancestry dna on a grandparent
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 May 17 08:57 BST (UK) »
Thankyou both for your help, I'm very excited about this. Ive been messaging various people ive been in contact with about my own family tree to see if they have also had the dna test and ive got 3 people get back to me saying they've had the test, all 3 off different ancestors so I hope to get a match with at least one of them.

Is there a way to find who has taken a dna test in your tree before you get your own results, would be interesting to know which ancestors to look out for before getting my own results .

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Re: question about using ancestry dna on a grandparent
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 May 17 11:40 BST (UK) »
Hi bradelkington

I don't think there is a way of finding out who has tested other than by asking them.  But you shouldn't get fixated on particular lines anyway, part of the fun is the unexpected!

I echo weste's thoughts.  The more places anybody's DNA results are, the greater their chance of getting matches.  So encourage your relatives.  Each of the platforms has different tools, you can while away days ;)

And while you're about it, make sure you and they upload a pedigree tree to everywhere that hosts the DNA results, giving dates and locations as far back as you can.  You can make living people anonymous and private if you wish.  Bear in mind that even if you don't know when or exactly where someone was born, if you know it was in England, say, that can be a great help to people searching for a common ancestor.

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Re: question about using ancestry dna on a grandparent
« Reply #5 on: Monday 22 May 17 00:35 BST (UK) »
What i also find that people have n't always built their trees out as far you need but you can see there's a possible connection, so I sometimes do a miny tree and off couse there's quite a few where there is not a tree attatched to their dna , occasionally it may be elsewhere or it may be private. Sometimes they may be out a generation with the prediction. Also ancestry still has a backlog.