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ADW_1981
08-28-2015, 05:09 AM
Who are your closest relatives at 23andMe?

My closest relative just came through on my mother's profile - 2.5% shared, predicted 2nd cousin with no infomation listed yet. He's I1 and H17 and I really hope he gets back to me!!!

Next, I have a number of 3rd cousins through my father's side.

Link through Surname: Wood - a great uncle who moved from England to Vancouver, Canada and one of his female descendants through several generations now lives in Virginia.
Link through Surname: Faulkner - several close 2-3rd predicted cousins, who are American have this surname both in FTDNA and 23andMe and are highly likely to date same family back to Somerset, ENG.

Close but no common names : American fellow with Nelson and Rankin as listed surnames. Shares 1.3% and 7 segments with my aunt

Humanist
08-28-2015, 05:23 AM
My closest relative is a woman from Iraq (mtDNA H). Predicted 2nd cousin, sharing 1.73% and 13 segments. Going by her surname, country of origin, and the fact that I am so closely related to her, she is almost certainly Assyrian.

Stephen1986
08-28-2015, 12:49 PM
My ten closest by percentage except for my brother -

Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 1.48% over seven segments. Her mtDNA is H6a1a.
Female cousin from the US, sharing 0.66% on one segment. Her mtDNA is K2b1. I don't know our common ancestors.
Female cousin from the US, sharing 0.57% on two segments. Her mtDNA is T2a1b. Common ancestors are known.
Male cousin from the US who is the son of the second cousin in this list, sharing 0.57% on one segment. His mtDNA is K2b1 and his yDNA is R1b1b2a1a1d*.
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.52% on two segments. Her mtDNA is V.
Male cousin from the UK, sharing 0.48% on three segments. His mtDNA is H18 and his yDNA is I1. Common ancestors not confirmed, but I have a very good idea of who they might be.
Male cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.43% on three segments. His mtDNA is H3 and his yDNA is R1a1a.
Male cousin from New Zealand, sharing 0.42% on one segment. His mtDNA is H and his yDNA is R1b1b2a1a2d.
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.40% on 1 segment. Her mtDNA is J1c.
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.40% on 1 segment. Her mtDNA is J1c5.

My brother's ten closest by percentage except for myself -

Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 3.81% over twelve segments. Her mtDNA is H6a1a. This is the same person as the first one in my list.
Male cousin from the UK, sharing 0.72% on four segments. His mtDNA is H18 and his yDNA is I1. This is the same person as the sixth one in my list.
Female cousin from the US, sharing 0.68% on one segment. Her mtDNA is K2b1. I don't know our common ancestors. This is the same person as the second one in my list.
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.60% on one segment. Her mtDNA is H3.
Male cousin from the US who is the son of the third cousin in this list, sharing 0.57% on one segment. His mtDNA is K2b1 and his yDNA is R1b1b2a1a1d*. Same person as the fourth one in my list.
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.49% on one segment. Her mtDNA is H.
Male cousin from Australia, sharing 0.45% on one segment. His mtDNA is H4a1 and his yDNA is R1a1a.
Female cousin from the US, sharing 0.45% on one segment. Her mtDNA is U5b2a1.
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.43% on two segments. Her mtDNA is H, whilst she has a yDNA listed of R1b1b2a1a2f*.
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 0.43% on one segment. Her mtDNA is H5.

ADW_1981
08-28-2015, 01:09 PM
Female cousin who hasn't accepted contact, sharing 3.81% over twelve segments. Her mtDNA is H6a1a. This is the same person as the first one in my list.

I didn't list my Aunt's grandson who is my first cousin and shares about 6.4% with me, so I would imagine she is not much further than that from you. Judging by the proximity of this cousin of yours, and lack of interaction, I can only imagine your frustration.

evon
08-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Me and my grandmothers top matches at both 23andme and FTDNA:

Grandmother:
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp207/vulcanphoto/23_B.png
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp207/vulcanphoto/FTDNA_B.png

Me:
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp207/vulcanphoto/23.png
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp207/vulcanphoto/FTDNA.png

As would be expected, most of our top matches are Americans, which isnt very helpful for my own research :P

Hanna
08-28-2015, 05:23 PM
Most of my closest matches on 23andme are anonymous. However, I know all the ethnicities of my grandfathers matches on FTDNA.

My closest matches:

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My aunt:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/11931003_524666307709046_1720940136711579356_o.jpg

My grandfather:

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ADW_1981
08-28-2015, 05:59 PM
Most of my closest matches on 23andme are anonymous. However, I know all the ethnicities of my grandfathers matches on FTDNA.


Interesting that you don't have many close R1b-L23 matches. I've only ever examined "generic" Turkish YDNA noting that R1b levels are about 15-20 throughout the country. It would be interesting to see if there is any patttern for some ethnic groups within the country to have significant lower levels of R1b. Interesting is your closest cousins almost certainly have a Mongolic Y lineage.

ADW_1981
08-28-2015, 06:03 PM
Me and my grandmothers top matches at both 23andme and FTDNA:



Interesting your grandmother whom I assume is 4gp Norway has such a close M222 cousin. I've often wondered if the origin of this branch is actually viking rather than the assumption it is Gaelic in origin. Difficult to say without ancient DNA I suppose. I also have a distant connection to a Dutch Indonesian who I believe is Norwegian/Dutch on the European side, who I believe has a Norwegian Y chromosome that is also M222.

evon
08-28-2015, 06:23 PM
Interesting your grandmother whom I assume is 4gp Norway has such a close M222 cousin. I've often wondered if the origin of this branch is actually viking rather than the assumption it is Gaelic in origin. Difficult to say without ancient DNA I suppose. I also have a distant connection to a Dutch Indonesian who I believe is Norwegian/Dutch on the European side, who I believe has a Norwegian Y chromosome that is also M222.

I would guess they are mixed Irish/Norwegian etc Americans, but my grandmother does score very high British % in most autosomal calculators, so who knows?
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp207/vulcanphoto/11825079_10153043818761630_3936351795072494511_n.j pg

Hanna
08-28-2015, 06:25 PM
Interesting that you don't have many close R1b-L23 matches. I've only ever examined "generic" Turkish YDNA noting that R1b levels are about 15-20 throughout the country. It would be interesting to see if there is any patttern for some ethnic groups within the country to have significant lower levels of R1b. Interesting is your closest cousins almost certainly have a Mongolic Y lineage.
My closest match's great grandmother was my grandmothers sister. Through him I found out that my grandmother was actually an orphan! I think even my grandmother didn't know she was an orphan! His Y-DNA and mtDNA are not linked to his great grandmother, great grandmother is his father's mothers mother.

Actually I have the most R1b match and they are mostly European and some Turks but they are not my top cousins. Second most is J2. Ironically C3 is my least and it is only that cousin.

evon
08-28-2015, 06:31 PM
Actually I have the most R1b match and they are mostly European and some Turks but they are not my top cousins. Second most is J2. Ironically C3 is my least and it is only that cousin.

Same for my Turkish ex, only 7 out of 25 R1b matches are Anatolian R1b, the others are European. Her top matches are mostly Americans also, although she does have a few good sized Armenian matches, along with Turkish and Syrian etc..

ADW_1981
08-28-2015, 07:12 PM
I would guess they are mixed Irish/Norwegian etc Americans.


Good point. Do you find you have a lot of relatives from Minnesota?

dp
08-28-2015, 07:57 PM
The granddaughter of my mom's 2nd cousin had been tested. I had no idea until I tested my mom's sister. Last winter a first cousin of my mom was tested. We had no idea he was interested in being tested.
The closest relatives I tested, my mom's sister (aforementioned) and a sister of my dad.
dp :-)

evon
08-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Good point. Do you find you have a lot of relatives from Minnesota?

Yes, we get many matches there..

ADW_1981
09-15-2015, 01:36 PM
My mother's second cousin got back to my mother when invitation was sent, but he only accepted contact - no sharing. He did not get back to my very polite email which made the same request which was far more thorough. I'm not sure why the secrecy, especially when such a close connection is within reach.

Counting the generations back, this individual is highly likely from England based on relationship if related through my maternal grandmother. The challenge is that his surname "Russell" doesn't match anything on my list. It is also quite possibly a pseudonym. Oh well, time to keep digging.

AJL
09-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Who are your closest relatives at 23andMe?

Not counting close relatives I paid to test, the closest are two previously unknown paternal second cousins once removed (my grandfather's cousin was a sperm donor in the 1950s) and a known paternal third cousin. On the maternal side I also have a third cousin once removed and several fourth cousins.

vettor
09-15-2015, 07:59 PM
Has anyone done matching after phasing in 23andme ? ................how good/accurate is it?

I did, and found a match on my maternal side, after corresponding with this person in Canada and my mother, we discovered that my mother's birth home was 4 houses away from this person's mother.........but we still have not found a match, even though 23andme states we match .....................these investigations are much harder than what people think.

Jutlander
10-25-2015, 11:38 AM
Most of my closest relatives are either anonymous or don't answer at all, it makes me wonder why some people bother with DNA Ancestry at all if they don't want to get involved or learn anything.