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Re: Shared matches (Ancestry DNA) question
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 31 May 20 14:47 BST (UK) »
Apologies for not replying sooner - I have spent the weekend trying to untangle my back garden (previous owners used the back corner of the garden as a rubbish tip, and seemingly when the tip got too tall they strapped it down with chicken wire, before loading it up again.  I am now covered in scratches from brambles and rusted wire - fortunately tetanus is up to date!)

I have been building some trees, and having some joy that way - often with locations rather than surnames.

The vast majority of my matches are at 4th to 6th cousin level (as per Ancestry terminology) - I have one match at 3rd cousin level, but the rest are more distant.  By the time one gets to 3 x gt or 4x gt grandparents, the scope for errors and non-paternal events are quite high.

But hey ho!  It's all part of fun!!  Thank you all for your comments and contributions.