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Re: African Ancestry Strikes Yet Again

Hello Linda,

Thanks for getting back to me. I guess our no-match on RF & FF indicates we're "cousin's of cousin's". :) We have the surnames, locations and time frames, but nothing DNA-wise. At least, not at the threshold levels for 23+me & FTDNA. My current status between 23+me and FTDNA with their RF and FF matches. RF=360, FF=36.

There are eight (8) matches that appear on both listings with two (2) that seem to come from the RITF project on 23+me. One (1) of those matches has 2 other family members on the RF listing, but not the FF listing. I guess the differing threshold thing strikes again. :)

For Alva .... You have the 2nd highest number of RF matches that I am aware of for a self-identified African ancestered testee, probably attributed to your very high percentage of European admixture.

An FYI ..... As money permits and/or 'free' kits become available my plan is to test several of my great-grandchildren. So far all of my DNA testing has been geared toward possible connections to my ancestor's and their descendants, I would now like to see how this cousin thing relates to my descendants. They are 1st cousins genealogically, but their DNA will add 3 generations of DNA background to my DNA history. And we have to some degree a genealogy paper trail on them for their ancestral lines.


LInda wrote:
I got my FF results back. I guess we don't match even though our haplogroups are similar and our admixture is similar as well.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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