Anyone who can help me understand the results of my DNA test?
I have done a MyHeritage DNA test, two of my cousins have also done the DNA test (without me knowing). Here's our data;
Myself - male
Cousin 1 - female - cousin on father's side - my dad and her mom are brother and sister. Shared DNA 12,2 % (883,5 cM), shared segments 32 and largest segment 113,2 cM - MyHeritage shows her as 1st cousin which is correct
Cousin 2 - male - cousin on mother's side - my mom and his dad are brother and sister. Shared DNA 6,1 % (441,9 cM), shared segments 19 and largest segment 108,1 cM - MyHeritage shows him as 2nd cousin.
In my humble opinion cousin no. 2 should also say 1st cousin, as he is the son of my mom's brother. Cousin 1 is the daughter of my dad's sister. Same 'distance' from me.
Is there anyone who can explain why cousin 2 has much less shared DNA with me than cousin 1 has? Does this have to do with cousin 1 being from my dad's side of the family and cousin 2 from my mom's side of the family? Or is there a different explanation for this difference?
I am looking for the parents of William Thomas Brooks who was born about 1846 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died on 17 August 1898 in Pleasanton, Linn, Kansas and was married to Malissa Jane Norman born on 12 March 1855 in Ohio.According to the 1880 census William Thomas Brooks lived in Gridley, McLean, Illinois, United States: William P Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"
Is there a way to sort the Smart Matches by a particular section of my tree? I am getting over 2000 matches from the high end (oldest generations) of my side of the family. I am trying to work on my wife's side but I can't figure out how far into the 2000 results hers start. It's very frustrating because I can only load more results by continuing to scroll to the bottom.
I have not received an email notifications. For a long time, they sent me an email notifications and suddenly they stopped. What happened? How can I fix it? Below I send pictures that I have everything set up correct.
Hello, over last half a year I was building my tree with the help of smart matches...
However, they stopped coming through.
I havent disabled them and I still have many pending ones however uncofirmed as they are not bringing any additional information.
Many people in my tree already exist in trees of other people with lots of incremental information. I can see it when I press „search records“ for a given person. But the system fails to discover them (despite same and exact birth and death dates, same names of the parents, etc.
My subscripton includes smart matches only. I was recently bombarded with offer to upgrade subscription to include record marches as well. I didnt take it and since then smart matches stopped coming through... i hope I am not right and it is not myheritage money making machine trying to force me to buy record match subscription... but it seems a bit too much than a coincidence, unfortunatelly... :(
I am the manager of 3 sites, 1 paid and 2 free (4 DNA kits). If I do a "Matches by source" on either of the free sites, among all the 200-500 sources and 1000's of matches are 100 plus My heritage sites listed in the results; also Geni, and Family search come up. When I do the same "Matches by source" with the same trees on my paid site, I get zero My Heritage sites and less than 1/5th and 1/10 of the sources and 1/2 the matches. This is true for both trees related to the free sites. My tree, (only on my paid site) receives My heritage sites in my results. In other words, the same trees on the free sites has different results than the same trees on my paid site. Why is that?
I could suggest it is an inducment to pay for a subscription, as the results usually can't be opened, just a splash screen appears suggesting you upgrade, but why do the results change, and in my opinion, are less worthwhile after paying? Or is this just a limiting factor of having a tree on both sites.
My next step is to cancel the free sites unles I am missing something.
You are allowed more than 1 tree on your site, and I am under the "unlimited" number on my paid site. The trees on the free sites contain the same people, except smaller, as the free site limits trees to 250.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Discoveries "Matches by source" results below:
Tree A free (250 people) : 518 sources, 1865 matches; 100 My Heritage sites
Tree A paid (500 plus) : 43 sources, 649 matches; ZERO My Heritage sites
Tree B free (260 people) : 235 sources, 1,588 matches; 40 My Heritage sites
Tree B paid ( 380 plus) : 49 sources, 792 matches, ZERO My Heritage sites
Tree C, only on paid site does get My heritage sites, 100's
I uploaded my DNA from 23andme on January 30th and it still shows "Pending Processing". The FAQs say it takes 1-2 days. I sent a message to Support on February 13th - have not heard back yet. I tried calling Support, but the automated services says that the calling feature is for paid customers only.
If you will only process data and provide support to paying customers, then SAY IT ON THE WEBSITE! Don't advertise that a person can upload their raw DNA data from 23andme and will get results in 1-2 days. And honestly say that you will disregard any customer who has not subscribed to the paid services.
I don't want to disable Smart Matches for this particulal tree altogether, but there is a very distant site owner (related by 10 degrees of marriage) who is citing incorrect documents for members of my family that ping as dozens of smart matches for my tree. Although the people are a correct match, the citations that add bad information are incorrect and it is a nuisance to have to sift through Smart Matches and reject them all. Since I know the site owner is unreliable and likely unmotivated to ammend many incorrect docs for a tree unrelated to themselves, is there any way to just block matches from that site owner?
I used myHeritage to get my DNA results and my sister use Ancestry.com to get hers. I would like to do a comparission and see where we match. I am a beginner at this and am looking for the easiest way to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My tree was originally created elsewhere. I had over 2160 Smart Matches until I disabled the Smart Match feature. Each Smart Match takes about 5 minutes to review, now that is 180 hours of work. No way I am ever going to do that.
Many of the Smart Matches reflect work I have already done. An Ignore option, to just ignore the one Smart Match forever would be great. Reject implies that it is not a match. Ignore the person forever is also unacceptable. Another option to fix this problem would be "Quick Match" which would accept all information that is identical and ignore differences and additions, in particular, additional people.
Smatch Match adds people I just can't afford to track or keep in my tree. My tree has 11 generations in multiple lines and over 555 people. Smart Match keeps adding sisters and brothers and additional children to those people. This is 100% unacceptable. This tree would grow to easily 30,000 people, not counting those living. I research each and every person and cannot research 30,000 people.
Smart Match is a great concept carried too far. Sad.
I created a big family tree on familysearch.org They have way more resources to do so. Then what 3 years later I get a message that you found info and show me everything I wrote there as if it has never been seen?? Along with photos, I posted there??
Am I supposed to say thank you, for what I did there??
It all cool having a tree on more than one website. Some people just don't know there are others doing real work on them. I do real work on familysearch.org for people I don't know or may have not even been born yet. It all free there. they got no "go premium" button on familysearch. they help you because it's the right thing to do.
So if you're going to take form other websites then Tell people where the info is coming from. You may be cutting them off from relatives that are out there. After all, it's not that hard to copy info from other websites. then say nothing but look what I found. It comes across very badly. When I know where that info coming from and how much work I did to my tree alone on their website and you don't pass that on to other users. living family members could be working on their trees on other websites and all you do is say look what we found. familysearch has got you beat on that one. I'm now am in contact with living people in my tree and you don't show that. Very bad it's about family, not just info. Come on I knew you can change. be good to all and they will to you.
I have recently found other tree that has information about my relatives and got access to it. Unfortunatelly I can't get infromation from that tree into mine for some reason.
First of all there were no automatic matches (and I waited for few days)
Secondly I could not find the person by full name, getting no matches (even if I copy - paste name exactly).
So I did a search by last name only and found correct entry marked as private. It should be accessible for me, but still in the search I see it as private (I still can click through it to get to full information in other tree).
Now I attached it to the person entry in my tree, but still can't extract any information - it just says that information would be available shortly for few hours already.
In a smart match with one of my ancestors, all the female descendents of George Ellis Cadle and Martha Maria Bruwer have their maiden names recorded as their surnames, andI have been asked to confirm these so-called.'matches'. I am reluctant to confirm matches which contain errors.Can My Heritage fix this problem?
I have been uploading record matches to my tree and I have noticed that there are mistakes in the transcriptions of the details of the records shown on My Heritage. For example, a quarter on the actual English marriage index is April May June but My Heritage gives a different quarter, Bury near Manchester is given as Bury St Edmunds and Bradford in Yorkshire is given as Bradford on Avon. I wanted to e-mail My Heritage to tell them but I can't find an e-mail address!
I have recently started using record matches with my "complete" subscription, and I managed to get a lot of matches with familysearch matches... for several I got matches with photos, which I didn't have in my family tree, but I was unable to add them... how to do that? Not manually I hope?