Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My AncestryDNA results are in!

I was about to take a nap and I quickly checked my email and it said my AncestryDNA results are in.  No more nap for me!



260 pages of matches with 50 per page means I have 13,000 matches, maybe a bit less if the last page isn't full. 13,000 new DNA cousins! Woohoo!

8 hints! Only 8! And all are estimated to be "Distant Cousin"! Maybe it takes some time for more to appear. I have a pretty well grown tree.  Of the 8 the top one is locked the rest are not.

For the 2nd hint, they are my 6th cousin twice removed.  Our common ancestors are Josiah Sawyer and Abigail Sawyer (my 7th great grandparents). My line is through their daughter Abigail who married Nathaniel Haskill.  His line is through their son Lemuel. I have to mention at this time that I have far from a complete list of descendants of this couple.  Since AncestryDNA doesn't show segment matches I will have to wait and see if this cousin is at GEDMATCH or willing to upload to GEDMATCH to see if they also match my maternal grandfather as they should if this is the actual connection.

For the 3rd hint, they are my 4th cousin 4 times removed. Our common ancestors are Jeremiah Haskell and Thankful Beaman. His line is through their son Jeremiah, and mine is through their son Nathaniel Haskill.  Again, I do not have a complete list of all the dsecendants of this couple.  Again, since AncestryDNA doesn't show segment matches I will have to wait and see if this cousin is at GEDMATCH or willing to upload to GEDMATCH to see if they also match my maternal grandfather as they should if this is the actual connection.

For the 4th hint, she is my 6th cousin twice removed. Only one possible relationship is showing but the connection is from my paternal grandfather.  In this case our common ancestors are Joseph Athanase Gravel and Marguerite Laporte.  Due to a hyphen in my name "Joseph-Athanase" the match only shows Marguerite Laporte. Again, since AncestryDNA doesn't show segment matches I will have to wait and see if this cousin is at GEDMATCH or willing to upload to GEDMATCH to see if they also match my father as they should if this is the actual DNA connection.

For my 5th hint, according to the hints, she is my 5th cousin two times removed 2 ways and 6th cousin twice removed once.  This is actually not quite correct. Again, we have a minor difference in how we have entered one of our ancestors. I actually have a theory of yet another way we may be related. Our connection could be from Stephen Culver/Lydia Lee, or Abigail Sawyer/Nathaniel Haskill.  My theory is the possibility this is a FRIAR match. This cousin was actually already in my tree.

For my 6th hint, she is my 8th cousin. Our common ancestors are Francois Petrin and Marguerite-Antoinette Parenteau.

For my 7th hint, he is my 7th cousin once removed. Our common ancestors are Claude Hus and Marie-Francoise Mandeville.

For my 8th (and final) hint, he is my 7th cousin once removed.  Our common ancestors are Eleazer Williams and Mary Lord.

I believe that 8th cousin is as far as they will go (out to 7th great grandparents)

Next up is the cousins with no hints. 18 predicted 4th cousins (range 4th-6th), and the rest are predicted distant cousins (range 5th-8th ).

I really like the ability to click on the surnames in common with the DNA cousins. I also really like the ability to see when a match last logged in.  

Now, for the ethnicity estimates, I think they are insanely off.


3% Great Britain? Really? I will post later comparing my 3 different ethnicity reports from 23andMe, AncestryDNA and FTDNA.