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How to interpret D N A results
« on: Thursday 09 April 20 14:25 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon

Can some kind person help me to interpret Ancestry d n a result please.
On my Ancestry d n a result it shows I have four 2nd-3rd cousins.My granddaughter had her d n a done on Ancestry and 3 of my 2nd -3rd cousins became her 4th- 6th cousin which makes sense.But one of my 2nd -3rd cousins became her 3rd-4th cousin,this person ethnicity is 98% Irish .As my ethnicity is 50% Irish what is this person relationship to my granddaughter as his name is not know to any family members.

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Re: How to interpret D N A results
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 April 20 14:33 BST (UK) »
Does your match have a tree you can view?
If so, does he have any surnames you recognize from your family? And if not, does he have any locations that match your family?

Exploring those points could help you find the link.

More people might see this post if you put it on the DNA board, see https://www.rootschat.com/forum/ancestral-family-tree-dna-testing/
LEES/LEE - Interested in all Northern Irish families, particularly those from Cos. Londonderry, Tyrone, & Antrim.

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Re: How to interpret D N A results
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 April 20 14:37 BST (UK) »
There is no tree and no other information on his profile ,I did try and contact him via Ancestry but got no reply.

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Re: How to interpret D N A results
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 April 20 14:46 BST (UK) »
Do you have any shared matches? That could help you find out what line he is related to.

Have you traced all your great-great-grandparents' children down to the living day and added them to your Ancestry family tree? I've identified many previously unknown matches by doing that,
LEES/LEE - Interested in all Northern Irish families, particularly those from Cos. Londonderry, Tyrone, & Antrim.

See the project website @ ulsterlees.azurewebsites.net


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Re: How to interpret D N A results
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 April 20 14:52 BST (UK) »
I have contacted all the family members I know and no one has heard of him.
My great grandparents come from Ireland and some of there children went to America and itís hard to trace them, my great grandparents had the same surname which doesnít help.

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Re: How to interpret D N A results
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 April 20 14:55 BST (UK) »
Rather than looking at the estimated cousin relationships and the ethnic percentages (which are not necessarily accurate), have you looked at the amount of DNA (cMs) you (or your granddaughter) share with your various matches?

The man who matches your granddaughter may be a descendant of a female who changed her name when she married, which may be why you do not recognize the surname. 

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Re: How to interpret D N A results
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 April 20 15:05 BST (UK) »
I have 304 cms and my granddaughter has 104 cms match with my cousin,got to honest I donít really understand it all.

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Re: How to interpret D N A results
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 April 20 15:11 BST (UK) »
It can be confusing.  :)

You could try putting the cMs into this tool:
https://dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4

I agree with Tunji that you should look at your shared matches.