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How can I be a match to a person then not?
« on: Sunday 06 January 19 11:07 GMT (UK) »
This has happened a few times.  A third cousin came back as a match, which I personally know to be right, but when I look at their profile Ancestry tells me we are not DNA linked. We have both been tested.
    Same results with other not known 3rd cousins. 
  Any thoughts?

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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 January 19 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Have you uploaded the DNA results to other sites?

My Heritage, FTDNA and Gedmatch all accept data from Ancestry tests.


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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 January 19 13:45 GMT (UK) »
I've just re-read your post.

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A third cousin came back as a match, which I personally know to be right, but when I look at their profile Ancestry tells me we are not DNA linked

So in what way did it come back as a match if it's not a DNA match  :-\


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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 January 19 13:57 GMT (UK) »
I see on a previous thread back in September that you said that you'd not done a DNA test:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=799641.0

Have you now done a test, given that you mentioned that you don't link through DNA?

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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 January 19 14:01 GMT (UK) »
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A third cousin came back as a match, which I personally know to be right, but when I look at their profile Ancestry tells me we are not DNA linked

So in what way did it come back as a match if it's not a DNA match  :-\

I don't know anything about DNA but did wonder the same i.e. I assumed it to have been through a paper trail  :-\

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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 January 19 14:08 GMT (UK) »
It's a match on the results page but not on their profile page.
   
     Some results are frustrating as people have not uploaded results to trees so I thought if I could see their profiles on ancestry I would have hopefully some information about them. Long shot I know.

      On their profile page it states that we are not a DNA match :-\

      Computer error?
   

    Yes I have had my DNA tested, results came through New Years Day from Ancestry.

    The cousin in question is solid as a family member. Just thought it odd.

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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 January 19 14:17 GMT (UK) »
I think you just need to leave it a bit longer, to allow time for all that information to be processed.

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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 06 January 19 14:42 GMT (UK) »
When you click on 4-6 cousins or closer or All DNA matches on the DNA main page and you get a list of matches up, have you clicked on View Match on the right had part of his listing?  That should give you a page which just refers to him.

Also how much shared DNA does it show?  This should come up on the main listing,in the details  below his name - something like:

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Possible range: 2nd - 3rd cousins

Confidence: Extremely High 

Shared DNA: 292 cM across 18 segments
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Re: How can I be a match to a person then not?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 06 January 19 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Have a read of this article for general advice:

https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/wedding18.htm#Masterclass


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