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Re: What is your smallest DNA match
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 15 October 19 23:03 BST (UK) »
One of my smallest links with a tiny tree came up when I searched Shwartz not sure howhe links cos no birth year but son born 1901in Hungary . Gave me an alternative spelling for surname as Szaba

I've been trying to solve how American Schwartz family links to me ...looks like more matches from Europe use Shwartz spelling
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Re: What is your smallest DNA match
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 17 October 19 20:08 BST (UK) »
The lowest matches on AncestryDNA are 6 cM. I have several at that level where I can find a plausible paper trail to explain the connection. However, at that level there is no guarantee that the matching segments are passed down from the suggested common ancestors.
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Re: What is your smallest DNA match
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 22 November 20 08:25 GMT (UK) »
When solving descendency thru SMITHS  sometimes the smallest mattches with an unusual surname holdes the key

I found a martch
turns out to be because  a great greatgrandson of my  great grandfather had two wives and the match  was great grandchild of the second wifes mother in law who I hadnt looked into before

When I knew which Smith they descended from I could fit them into my tree

(I only spread my tree that wide because I was helping an adoptee whose grandfather turned out to be the one with a second wife )
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Re: What is your smallest DNA match
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Sometimes 6cm matches can be really helpful if you're trying to break down a brick wall. I've got 4 matches with the same surnames in Kent that are related to 6cm, 9cm, 9cm and 39cm. I can see how they all relate to each other but not to me. Still haven't worked it out.
I've got another match who is 9cm but I think she should be more as our shared grandparents are my 3rd GG and her 3nd GG.

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Re: What is your smallest DNA match
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Yes vickey I would expect higher than that unless you only share 1 ggggparent

Thru second matches .family adoption.or infidelity.
Have you checked if you both match all 4 of the parentsbof common.ancestors ?
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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 20:36 GMT (UK) »
I'm pretty sure we do share both sets of parents according to our trees we do but I need to check my other matches to see if they confirm it. I did wonder if one was illegitimate or adopted. Will have to investigate further.

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Re: What is your smallest DNA match
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 23:47 GMT (UK) »
Sorry Vicky ignore my last coomment
Ive been looking at my dna 3rc cousin.matches and comparing to my cousins matches to same person.
They can vary between 90cm and 6cm
When it comes to 3rd cousins once removed he matches one that I dont and I match one he doesnt

The dna painter chart is accurate

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