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Re: understanding Matches of matches knowing some connections
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 12 May 22 23:14 BST (UK) »
Good luck .it's interesting to see a step by step approach ...I do hope you get the solution
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Re: understanding Matches of matches knowing some connections
« Reply #28 on: Friday 13 May 22 14:34 BST (UK) »
One of my DNA matches has a basic tree of 5, just enough people to get to their ancestors who have passed away.

He had included his full name as user name and given the 144 cM is in 3C range finding the link should be straightforward, wrong!

I spend hours going over and over the tree I had built around him and went back to his Great Great Great Grandparents but still nothing that looked right.

Then I had a lightbulb moment, the DNA results were not for him but for his Wife.  Ten minutes later I had her linked in my tree.

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Re: understanding Matches of matches knowing some connections
« Reply #29 on: Friday 13 May 22 22:26 BST (UK) »
Biggles I had exactly same but for a husband
I hadnt even twigged that the profiles image was blue silhouette not pink !
Had exchanged several messages with the wife where we thought we may have found a name connection before she mentioned that her husband had relatives from Latvia .and the penny dropped
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