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    Cool Neat New Match At Ancestry

    I discovered a new match at Ancestry DNA today whose connection to me is that we share an ancestor in my mother's surname line who is my 5th great grandfather and her 7th great grandfather. That makes us 6th cousins twice removed. Ancestry predicted, based on the dna test results, that we are in the range of 5th-8th cousins. Ancestry was right. Our shared ancestor is Nathaniel Gist, born about 1707 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He died sometime after 1787 in what is now eastern Tennessee but was at that time part of western North Carolina.

    Nathaniel and his brother Christopher were fairly famous frontier scouts and personal friends of George Washington. My ancestor Nathaniel is also said to have been the father of Sequoyah by the Indian maiden Wut-teh, but I don't know whether or not that is true. It's a matter of some mystery and controversy.

    This is the kind of thing that pops every now and then that makes this stuff really interesting.

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    So is Sequoyah part of your Ancestral makeup? Or is she a side branch?

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    Gist is a surname from the southwest in England. http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/Ma...y=GB&type=name

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanL View Post
    So is Sequoyah part of your Ancestral makeup? Or is she a side branch?
    My line comes from Nathaniel's wife Mary Howard. Apparently Sequoyah, if he is Nathaniel son, was also the son of the Cherokee maiden Wut-teh. Sequoyah was also known as George Gist, but there is some controversy about who his father was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    ... That makes us 6th cousins twice removed. Ancestry predicted, based on the dna test results, that we are in the range of 5th-8th cousins. Ancestry was right. ...
    Impressive. Do you mind revealing how many cMs Ancestry gave the match? My most distant match supported by a paper trail on each side is with a fifth cousin. We share common ancestors who were married in Hampshire, England, in 1787. According to AncestryDNA our match is 6.3 cMs over 1 segment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estevard View Post
    Impressive. Do you mind revealing how many cMs Ancestry gave the match? My most distant match supported by a paper trail on each side is with a fifth cousin. We share common ancestors who were married in Hampshire, England, in 1787. According to AncestryDNA our match is 6.3 cMs over 1 segment.
    Honestly, I did not know Ancestry reveals how many cMs one shares with his matches. I know Family Finder does that. How does one access that information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    Honestly, I did not know Ancestry reveals how many cMs one shares with his matches. I know Family Finder does that. How does one access that information?
    The i's have it. Hope this explains:


    shared.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    Honestly, I did not know Ancestry reveals how many cMs one shares with his matches. I know Family Finder does that. How does one access that information?
    Just Press the blue exclamation mark and you will see itUntitled.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abd.H View Post
    Just Press the blue exclamation mark and you will see itUntitled.png
    Thanks!

    Here it is:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ancestry DNA
    Amount of Shared DNA
    12.3 centimorgans shared across 2 DNA segments

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    Amount of Shared DNA
    12.3 centimorgans shared across 2 DNA segments:
    It is good to have Ancestry test in this case
    If it was in FTDNA it wouldn't be a match
    in FTDNA the match should share at least 20 centimorgans with at least one shared segment at 7 centimorgans or larger

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