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    Interesting is that at Ancestry I see much less DNA matches of the same quality than on FTDNA.

    And in the first 2000 matches at GEDMATCH I see:

    863 kits AncestryDNA
    31 kits MyHeritage
    525 kits 23andMe
    568 kits FTDNA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petr View Post
    Interesting is that at Ancestry I see much less DNA matches of the same quality than on FTDNA.

    And in the first 2000 matches at GEDMATCH I see:

    863 kits AncestryDNA
    31 kits MyHeritage
    525 kits 23andMe
    568 kits FTDNA
    It's the opposite for me. I think that it depends on your location. More Irish people seem to test with Ancestry than FTDNA. I only know the connection to one of my matches on FTDNA. He has also tested with Ancestry. He is a fourth cousin. He is my fifth highest match on FTDNA but doesn't even make it onto the first page of my Ancestry matches. I have 254 fourth cousins or closer on Ancestry with 5 in the 1st to 2nd cousin range and 9 3rd to 4th cousins. I have 10 2nd to 4th cousins on FTDNA but they don't actually seem to be that close.

    In the first 2000 matches at GEDmatch I see:

    1208 kits AncestryDNA
    420 kits 23andMe
    342 kits FTDNA
    22 kits MyHeriatge

    Like FTDNA, my fifth highest match on GEDmatch is my known 4th cousin so GEDmatch hasn't been that helpful for me in terms of connecting with people. In my experience, I've gained the most from Ancestry.
    Ancestry: 96% Ireland, 2% Great Britain, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, <1% Scandinavia & Connacht Genetic Community
    MyHeritage: 100% Irish, Scottish, Welsh
    FTDNA: 100% British Isles
    Known: Roscommon, Galway, Mayo
    Paternal ancestor (Y): Martin Kelly - son Martin b. 1819 in Co. Roscommon (Donnchadh O'Kelly of Hy Many b. c1374 in Gailey Castle & d. 1424)
    Father's mtDNA: Catherine Fleming b. c1831 in Co. Roscommon (H27e)
    Maternal ancestor (mt): Anne McDermott b. c1814 in Co. Roscommon

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    Ironically, despite Ancestry's massive database, my "breakthrough" match came on FTDNA this past summer, leading directly to my grandmother. My match is in England; FTDNA does seem to have lot of customers there! Plus, I have found matches at FTDNA respond much more than Ancestry ones, who mostly are just interested in their ethnicity estimates (again, ironically the least reliable and most speculative aspect of DNA testing!).

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    Despite a public tree with 2,800 family members, including 296 direct ancestors, I get only 10 green leafs. How about other UK testers?
    yDNA: L1b2c L-SK1414 (Oxon/Berks at Generation 9)
    mtDNA: H6a1a8 (Norfolk at Generation 9)
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Norfolk L-M20 View Post
    Despite a public tree with 2,800 family members, including 296 direct ancestors, I get only 10 green leafs. How about other UK testers?
    I get 14 green leaves , but I have confirmed relationships with 20 matches , including several 6th cousins. This is out of 1,722 family members. Most helpfully, these 20 matches confirm all my countries/regions of known ancestry - Scotland , Ireland , North East England and Southern England .


    Ancestry : roughly 50% English ( North East , South & Central) , 35% Scots ( Lowland & Highland) , 15% Irish
    Ancient DNA : Most similar to 6DRIF18 Gladiator from Roman York 200 AD
    Eurogenes K36 nMonte3 : Ireland 64.8 , Cumbria 16.4 , FR_Brittany 10.4 , FR_West 3.4 , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1.6
    Y lines : Scotland = R1a-Z284 and two R1b-L21 : England = I-L22 , G-L14 and R1b (probably L21)
    mt lines : Scotland = H7 , U5a1 : England = K1a-195C , H1e1a

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Norfolk L-M20 View Post
    Despite a public tree with 2,800 family members, including 296 direct ancestors, I get only 10 green leafs. How about other UK testers?
    I have 14 leaves and ten of them are correct. I have only a skeleton tree with about 200 direct ancestors linked to my tree though.

    Almost all my leaves seem to be based on previous contact - either an exchange of messages or "member connect" entries.

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    ^^ My West Midlands ancestry ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Norfolk L-M20 View Post
    Despite a public tree with 2,800 family members, including 296 direct ancestors, I get only 10 green leafs. How about other UK testers?
    I only get eight!
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    Gedmatch: A968357 (Ancestry) & Z225914 (Living DNA)
    Roughly (w/ small amounts elsewhere):
    1/4 Scottish (Aberdeenshire)
    1/4 Anglo-Irish & Ulster Scots
    1/4 West Midlands
    1/4 Yorkshire & Northumbria

    Earliest paternal (Y) ancestor: Richard Horton/Baker - living in Feckenham, Worcs. in 1530s
    Earliest maternal (mt) ancestor: dubious - possibly Anne Patchet, potential grandmother of Ann Mainwaring b. 1807 Wolverhampton (definite)

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    I saw a video, although it was a over a year ago, where Debbie Kennett, or one of her kits, only had two leafs (correct me if I'm wrong Debbie). I've seen USA testers with far, far, more leafs, suggesting that testing is still much more popular there.

    @phoebe watts On what grounds did you eliminate four of your leafs?
    yDNA: L1b2c L-SK1414 (Oxon/Berks at Generation 9)
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    Other than my ten leafs though, I do so far have a total of 24 matches, where a DNA match preduicted relationship correlates with a common ancestor on shared family trees. Of those, 21 were on Ancestry (10 leaf's plus a lot of corresponding and searching through DNA cousins and their trees), 2 were on GEDmatch, 1 was on FT-DNA. Nil from 23andme.
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    Being an American (and more importantly, descended primarily from Great Migration Colonists to New England, where in general records exist going back to the founding of the towns), I have been fortunate in being able to trace both my "paper-trail" genealogy, as well as receive a bountiful number of DNA matches.

    My personal tree has 5,880 individuals (going back to the mid-Sixteenth Century), almost all of them my ancestors (I have not added siblings of my ancestors, but have added my ancestors other spouses, and some very limited information on my ex-wife's parentage). In addition, I currently have 476 Shared Ancestor Hints with my DNA matches and 706 persons whom Ancestry predicts are 4th cousins or closer.

    I have been able to verify my ancestral links with virtually all of my shared matches. The biggest exception is with folks who have "Private" family trees (so I cannot see the match). There are also a couple of matches where Ancestry has incorrectly stated the common ancestor with my matches (as we had two contemporary individuals with the same name).

    I have also been able to find common ancestry with a number of folks even when the individual has not documented their own line to our common ancestor. I have created a number of other family trees to assist with this process (such as one for a remote location where my mother' family was from, and another from a couple of related families who have done quite a bit of DNA testing).

    I currently have 18 DNA circles, which includes 2nd, 3rd & 4th Great grandparents. Some of these circles have as few as 4 members, and the largest one contains 19 members. What I find interesting with the circles is that the number of members in a circle sometimes vary for a husband and a wife. For instance, for my largest match (19 members), Ancestry only picks up 16 of them for his wife (and they were both only married once).

    Since my "paper-trail" genealogy is virtually complete, the "New Ancestor Discoveries" for me are all false matches. Ancestry lists four of these false discoveries with one couple and two more men. While I am a DNA match to multiple people who belong to the DNA circles for these individuals, my common ancestry with them is from another line.
    Gedmatch DNA: M032736 Gedcom: 6613110.
    Gedmatch Genesis: WH4547538
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