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Tz85
12-02-2016, 10:55 PM
Hi all


I'm testing my dna again, this time through ancestry. How many matches should I expect? How many do you have?

leonardo
12-02-2016, 11:30 PM
I have over 5000 with Ancestry. My mother, who is mainly descended from Colonial Americans, has over 7500. The matches go down to 6cM, but we both still have a great number of them at 7cM and above.

rms2
12-03-2016, 12:40 AM
I have a sh*tload of matches at Ancestry. Some of them are really cool. Most of them I cannot connect to my pedigree, but the cool ones make up for that.

Abd.H
12-03-2016, 12:45 AM
I have 315 matches , but most of them are Distant Cousins [5th - 8th]cousins ,only less than 10 are 4th cousins and I have no match closer than 4th cousin

Tz85
12-03-2016, 01:12 AM
I have 315 matches , but most of them are Distant Cousins [5th - 8th]cousins ,only less than 10 are 4th cousins and I have no match closer than 4th cousin

My guess is that not many Syrians have tested. My mom shows consistent Syrian or Anatolian, so that might bring down my matches a bit, but I'm also 25% Jewish, so we'll see. I can't wait to see what I come up with.

Tz85
12-03-2016, 01:13 AM
I have a sh*tload of matches at Ancestry. Some of them are really cool. Most of them I cannot connect to my pedigree, but the cool ones make up for that.

What's your most interesting match?

rms2
12-03-2016, 01:34 AM
What's your most interesting match?

There is one that connects me up to some 111-marker y-dna matches with my surname who are y-dna descendants of Benjamin Stevens Sr., born 1737 in Ellicott City, Maryland. It is further confirmation of my belonging to a family group in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the late 1700s that really narrows the search field for me on my y-dna line. Benjamin is not my ancestor, but he was probably the brother of my ancestor.

Abd.H
12-03-2016, 01:51 AM
My guess is that not many Syrians have tested. My mom shows consistent Syrian or Anatolian, so that might bring down my matches a bit, but I'm also 25% Jewish, so we'll see. I can't wait to see what I come up with.

I have many matches with Jewish ancestry among Ancestry matches
also in FTDNA I have only 5 matches and 3 of them have Jewish ancestry ,even my closest match at FTDNA is a Syrian Jewish from Aleppo and he is Also among my closest matches at Ancestry

kikkk
12-03-2016, 10:49 AM
I have many matches with Jewish ancestry among Ancestry matches
also in FTDNA I have only 5 matches and 3 of them have Jewish ancestry ,even my closest match at FTDNA is a Syrian Jewish from Aleppo and he is Also among my closest matches at Ancestry

May I ask you how many matches you (and Levantines on average) have at gedmatch?

Stephen1986
12-03-2016, 11:31 AM
I currently have 8865 matches (although a few people have multiple relatives submitted to the database), with the closest match sharing 55cM with me (my brother hasn't done the AncestryDNA test). Some of my mathces I already knew the connection to from other sites, whilst I've found two new connections via ADNA.

Abd.H
12-03-2016, 12:19 PM
May I ask you how many matches you (and Levantines on average) have at gedmatch?
I have 205 matches over 7 cM , 1007 matches over 6 cM
another Syrian has 580 matches over 7 cM , 1784 matches over 6 cM

leonardo
12-03-2016, 01:01 PM
I have over 5000 with Ancestry. My mother, who is mainly descended from Colonial Americans, has over 7500. The matches go down to 6cM, but we both still have a great number of them at 7cM and above.

I did a quick check of matches with 7cM and above. I have around 5000 such matches, and my mother about 5300. With the sale that just occurred, I expect a good number more in the early part of 2017. In fact, I just ordered a test for my grandson.

tippy
12-03-2016, 01:27 PM
May I ask you how many matches you (and Levantines on average) have at gedmatch?

I don't have ancestry but I have 580 at 7cm and 1784 at 6cm as abd.h says. My mom has 655 at 7cm and 2000 at 6cm. Most of them white euro and jewish americans as these groups dominate on these personal genomics sites

Amerijoe
12-03-2016, 02:17 PM
Syrians are not the only ones in the low test zone.

ETHNICITY ESTIMATE
49% Ireland
47% Great Britain
4 More regions

DNA MATCHES
0 Shared Ancestor Hints
4 Starred matches
179 4th cousins or closer

3 of the Starred Matches I administer (immediate family). Last Starred Match not active, 91cM, 3rd to 4th cousin. Balance 4th and beyond. On Looking at my Ancestry ETHNICITY ESTIMATE, using one of my favorite words in the vernacular, as eloquently stated by rms2, I should have a sh*tload of matches.:)

kikkk
12-03-2016, 02:32 PM
I have 205 matches over 7 cM , 1007 matches over 6 cM
another Syrian has 580 matches over 7 cM , 1784 matches over 6 cM


I don't have ancestry but I have 580 at 7cm and 1784 at 6cm as abd.h says. My mom has 655 at 7cm and 2000 at 6cm. Most of them white euro and jewish americans as these groups dominate on these personal genomics sites

Thank you for your answers, as for Tunisians, they too vary a lot in regard to the number of their gedmatch matches.
My first Tunisian match has 1390 matches above 7cM (while another Tunisian match of him has only 378 matches above 7cM) and apart of his closest 4 matches (2 of them Tunisian including me - as I am his closest match - and the other 2 seem to be North African Jews) nearly all of his remaining match do bear European surnames.
It's the same thing with my other Tunisian match (I have only 2 Tunisian gedmatch matches both originating from my mother's hometown) who has 899 matches above 7cM and aside from her closest 5 matches (3 Tunisians and 2 half Tunisians) the rest consists mainly of people with European surnames.
I would have expected more Arabian matches since AFAIK genetic testing seems quite popular in the Gulf countries.

Baltimore1937
12-03-2016, 09:11 PM
As of yesterday at Ancestry I have 181 pages; 180 x 50 = 9,000, plus whatever number are on page 181. At FTDNA Family Finder I have a total of 1,160 matches.

estevard
12-04-2016, 05:36 AM
I feel humbled.

I assume I'm the right demographic for the bulk of Ancestry's customer base (being 75% British Isles and 25% Baltic at the great-grandparent level) but I score only 86 pages at 50 per page.

Only 40 out of the approx. 4,250 are rated fourth cousin or better.

I'm underperforming!

Still, the cousin matches that accord with documented trees on either side so far support 6 out of 8 of my great-grandparents, so I'm happy.

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Amerijoe
12-04-2016, 01:57 PM
I feel humbled.

I assume I'm the right demographic for the bulk of Ancestry's customer base (being 75% British Isles and 25% Baltic at the great-grandparent level) but I score only 86 pages at 50 per page.

Only 40 out of the approx. 4,250 are rated fourth cousin or better.

I'm underperforming!

Still, the cousin matches that accord with documented trees on either side so far support 6 out of 8 of my great-grandparents, so I'm happy.

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estevard, if your underperforming than I'm approaching impotentcy with a low match count of 178. Any suggestions to get my count up, will be greatly appreciated. :) Joe

firemonkey
12-04-2016, 04:22 PM
168 pages as of early this morning = 8351-8,400 . Out of those 55 are rated 4th cousin or closer = 0.659% based on 8351 matches.

star rider
12-06-2016, 12:12 AM
Ancestry 683 4th Cousins or closer(3- 2nd cousins. 4 -3rd cousins)
after that 308 pages. all from my Dad's side(European)

Bleuteufel
01-05-2017, 06:27 PM
I have 42 pages so about 2060 relatives on Ancestry and 91 are 4th cousins or closer including an unknown 2nd cousin.... (50% Black American / 25% Latvian / 25% North German (Europe born parent) so only around 1-2% Colonial American ancestry so all probably contributing to my low numbers).

Deftextra
01-05-2017, 06:51 PM
I have 150 matches. 21 are 4th cousin and closer, and they are all from the benadiri community in Somalia. Most are lost cousins on diffrent Continents, but some I have know connections to and our families know each-other. 2 are outliers but they look like 1/2 european&1/2 benadiri to me.

rod
01-05-2017, 07:59 PM
I have 15,301 matches with 359 estimated 4th cousin or closer (primarily northern colonial ancestry).

One person sharing with me has 23,624 matches with 1,086 estimated 4th cousin or closer (he has more southern colonial ancestry).

leonardo
01-05-2017, 08:23 PM
I tested my grandson, who is not blood related. He has almost 18,000 matches and an amazing 699 4th cousins or better.

jpb
01-05-2017, 09:30 PM
221 pages, 262 4th cousins or closer (3 first, 2 second, 3 third).

Wing Genealogist
01-05-2017, 10:12 PM
I have 280 pages (13,958 matches) of which 347 are considered to be 4th cousins or closer. I have a high level of endogamy (15 of my 16 great-great grandparents were related to each other) so I believe the actual number of 4th cousins or closer is much smaller than what Ancestry is estimating.

Tz85
01-06-2017, 01:22 AM
I have only 3300 matches. My guess this is in part to being roughly 30% Southern Italian. Not a whole lot have tested.

geebee
01-06-2017, 02:32 AM
I've taken both versions of Ancestry's test. I also created two very different versions of my family tree, and have the older version of the test linked to myself in the older tree; and the newer version of the test is linked to myself in the newer tree..

The reason for this is that the account I'd always been told of my maternal grandfather's family, doesn't appear to fit the DNA evidence. I have a couple of 2nd cousins and some additional 3rd cousins and higher who are on my grandfather's side, but show no evidence of being related to his supposed parents.

In the original tree, I show my grandfather with the people said to be his parents. In this tree, there may be a few folks distantly related to his mother's side, but not necessarily the way they'd be expected to be. (As if his mother were related to him, but not as his mother.)

In the newer tree, I have my grandfather connected to the couple who may have been his parents. If they were not his parents, he was at least closely related to both of them.

In my original tree, I have 103 Shared Ancestor Hints, and 319 4th cousins or higher. Among the known relatives here are my daughter and two 1st cousins once removed (grandsons of two different brothers of my father). But there's also a possible 2nd cousin. He appears to be related to me on my maternal grandfather's side, and he is in fact the great grandson of the "possible parents" of my grandfather in my second tree. I also have a likely 2nd cousin at 23andMe who's another great grandson of this couple, and a 1st cousin to my 2nd cousin at Ancestry.

Anyway, all of the Shared Ancestry Hints in my original tree are on my father's side, or on my mother's mother's side. There are no Shared Ancestry Hints that point in the direction of the folks who raised my maternal grandfather.

In the newer tree, there are 111 Shared Ancestor Hints. There are also 314 4th cousins or closer, and a total of 201 pages of matches. Interestingly, this represents 5 fewer "4th cousins or higher", and 4 fewer pages of genetic relatives.

Also, the only Shared Ancestor Hints in this tree are to relatives of the folks I've identified as my grandfather's possible parents. Again, these "possible parents" are the same folks who are the parents of one of the common grandparents of my possible 2nd cousins. (In other words, folks who, if they really were my grandfather's parents, would indeed make me a 2nd cousin to my matches.)

Now, the reason there aren't any of the associated with my original tree is that I did not include my father's ancestors in this tree, or ancestors of my mother's mother. I wanted to focus only on ancestors or collateral relatives of my maternal grandfather.

Both my grandfather's "possible mother" and his "possible father" are connected to these Shared Ancestor Hints -- or rather, the Shared Ancestor Hints are connected through them. So if the couple were not my grandfather's parents, his parents would have to have been somehow related to both of them. (Or one parent on each side.)