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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #18 on: Friday 17 July 20 08:32 BST (UK) »



Common Ancestors and ThruLines only show matches up to your 5x great grandparents. If you have a match that is 5C2R it won't show in Common Ancestors or ThruLines because it is too many generations.

Matches that are descended from 5th greats would likely be 6th cousins not 5th.

I've just checked my listings and I have matches that are between 5C1R and the last ones are 6th cousins.

PS - I've even got a half 5C on the list  (so they say)
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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #19 on: Friday 17 July 20 09:55 BST (UK) »
I've got 2 x half 6th cousins on common ancestor list. But they'll go when we lose the 6 and 7 cM matches.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #20 on: Friday 17 July 20 10:24 BST (UK) »
Colour code them, Lizzie.Maybe have a colour category for distant common ancestor matches or some such.
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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #21 on: Monday 20 July 20 10:18 BST (UK) »
Colour code them, Lizzie.Maybe have a colour category for distant common ancestor matches or some such.

Yes I'm doing that, but so many before the beginning of August
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #22 on: Monday 20 July 20 10:21 BST (UK) »
 ;D ;D ;D

I was referring to your previous message not the whole lot

I've got 2 x half 6th cousins on common ancestor list. But they'll go when we lose the 6 and 7 cM matches.

I've always colour coded those that Ancestry say share common ancestors
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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #23 on: Monday 20 July 20 10:25 BST (UK) »



Common Ancestors and ThruLines only show matches up to your 5x great grandparents. If you have a match that is 5C2R it won't show in Common Ancestors or ThruLines because it is too many generations.

Matches that are descended from 5th greats would likely be 6th cousins not 5th.

I've just checked my listings and I have matches that are between 5C1R and the last ones are 6th cousins.

PS - I've even got a half 5C on the list  (so they say)

If a match is the same generation as you then the most distant relationship would be sixth cousins. My post didn't mention 5th or 6th cousins, I said matches only go as far as 5th great grandparents.

I have a 5x great grandfather who I share with 16 matches but there only two are 6th cousins, the rest are more closely related.
Armitage, Atherton, Barton, Beck, Bradshaw, Brumfitt, Chetwin, Conalty, Connolly, Connor(s), Davidson, Hilton, Hoey, Johnson, Jones, Knight, Lester, McDonald, Molyneux, Morris, Pownall, Rushton, Spark, Stanley, Tunstall, Welsby, West, Wharton, Williams, Wilson, Windridge, Windstandley

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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #24 on: Monday 20 July 20 10:30 BST (UK) »
And if the common ancestor is a 5th great then the direct relationship is a 6th cousin.
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Re: Common Ancestors on Ancestry - an odd thing
« Reply #25 on: Monday 20 July 20 10:42 BST (UK) »
And if the common ancestor is a 5th great then the direct relationship is a 6th cousin.

Yes, as stated in my previous post "If a match is the same generation as you then the most distant relationship would be sixth cousins".
Armitage, Atherton, Barton, Beck, Bradshaw, Brumfitt, Chetwin, Conalty, Connolly, Connor(s), Davidson, Hilton, Hoey, Johnson, Jones, Knight, Lester, McDonald, Molyneux, Morris, Pownall, Rushton, Spark, Stanley, Tunstall, Welsby, West, Wharton, Williams, Wilson, Windridge, Windstandley