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Re: DNA bombshell
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 16 July 20 19:20 BST (UK) »
Can you link with dna results that have trees that include ancestors of the man you have always believed to be your father?


This is the first time Ive seen the mans name on ancestry other than on my try as first husband , never had hot matches for him either

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Re: DNA bombshell
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 July 20 19:22 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I have a DNA match of the same cm, and it is connect to a sibling of my great-grandmother. So maybe go through your set of great-grandmothers siblings, and follow back down their marriages, and children they had down to the time this match was born.
Good luck !!

That makes alot of sence  , thankyou .... dont think ill ever get the hang of this DNA stuff , and besides if this said man in question is my father then ive a whole new tree to build

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Re: DNA bombshell
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 16 July 20 19:28 BST (UK) »
Can you link with dna results that have trees that include ancestors of the man you have always believed to be your father?


This is the first time Ive seen the mans name on ancestry other than on my try as first husband , never had hot matches for him either

I was referring to your Father, not your Motherís first husband but the man that you always believed was your Father.  Have you worked out who your highest dna matches belong to? If itís to your Mother and your Father then logic says you are not the daughter of your motherís first husband and the connection is further up your tree. If your parents and your mothersís first husband were all from a small village or town than this would seem highly possible.


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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 16 July 20 19:35 BST (UK) »
I really dont understand this DNA stuff , im sorry if im coming across dim . This out of all the people i have made contact with is the first person that i have found a name that i know . Yes they my Mum and first husband came from the same town , previous to my mum born my Grandparents came from Newcastle .


Im struggling terribly to understand anything at the moment as you can imagine this is abit of a shock that my DNA has turned up with first husband in the frame

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 16 July 20 19:41 BST (UK) »
Itís hard to get your head around and what you have found has obviously given you a big shock.  However I think you need to look at your matches carefully before you jump to conclusions.
Have you built a tree?
What are the cM numbers for your top 6 matches and do they have associated trees?
Have you tested through ancestry?

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 16 July 20 19:47 BST (UK) »
Itís hard to get your head around and what you have found has obviously given you a big shock.  However I think you need to look at your matches carefully before you jump to conclusions.
Have you built a tree?
What are the cM numbers for your top 6 matches and do they have associated trees?
Have you tested through ancestry?

I have a tree yes for both my mother and the person i know as my dad
the largest cm i have as a match is 220 he has no tree so frustrating
the others are 114 , 112 , 105 , 92 , 3 have no trees , ones unlinked and i have messaged the other 2 but no reply

yes my test was an ancestry one

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« Reply #15 on: Thursday 16 July 20 20:45 BST (UK) »
Thatís very frustrating. I would try messaging them all again and explain that you are a match and would it be possible to have the names of their grandparents or great grandparents if they know them so you can try and work out the relationship, you could also ask if they have a tree online somewhere else that you can view. You could also try uploading your DNA to myheritage and gedmatch and see if you get some hits that way.
Have you been able to establish the connection with any of your matches at all?  If you have you could start grouping. Take the match you have worked out and label it say Ďdescended from joe and Mary bloggsí then put all the matches that are shared with this person into this group. 
Are you using thrulines? This should be able to at least pull some of your Mums matches away and make things a bit clearer. I think it would be a good option for you as you are struggling with understanding how DNA works.  If someone has a private tree thrulines will still pull the match from it. 

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Re: DNA bombshell
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 16 July 20 21:12 BST (UK) »
There is no physical way i can contact this man the contact button is highlighted , it says he has no searchable tree .

i use myheritage and gedmatch ( i have 2 hits on gedmatch ) but again no contact

I didnt relise what grouping is but now you have explained it ill make a start on doing that , it will certainly help

Thankyou for being patient Meelystar

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Re: DNA bombshell
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 16 July 20 21:36 BST (UK) »
Something I learned recently that if you click on a profit with unlinked tree they will often have a public tree however small and you can see a few names . The tree is not linked to the DNA of person tested but is probably same family

Probably a lot for you to take in in one go .

Have you got anyone who can look at it with you and talk the results thru .

Those bigger matches are more important .!
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid MCDERMID McDiarmid Gardner Jones ,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson ,McKay