One More Common Ancestor for an FTDNA Match Found!

 Descendancy analysis will resolve many DNA Match issues, however normally it has to search out residing descendants of the widespread ancestor.  That presents an issue as a result of no on-line household timber present residing descendants.  

I solved yet another widespread ancestor drawback at present due to my descendancy analysis.  Here’s a description of it in order that I can shield residing individuals (utilizing anonymized initials):

1)  FamilyTreeDNA improved its matching algorithms, eradicated under-6 cM segments, and adjusted their web site feel and look.  See https://blog.familytreedna.com/updates-to-family-finder-matching-and-chromosome-painter/.  

2)  In working in FTDNA at present, I discovered that the highest autosomal DNA match was an individual  ABC, with 67 cM.  Hmm, I questioned who else on my match checklist he was ICW (In Frequent With), so I clicked on that and the highest match was DEF, who was #2 on my checklist at 61 cM (and one of many few FTDNA matches that I do know a typical ancestor for).  I match ABC with 17 cM on chromosome 8, 34 cM on chromosome 11, and 16 cM on chromosome 20.  I match DEF with 19 cM on chromosome 2, 32 cM on chromosome 6, and 10 cM on chromosome 20.  ABC and DEF match me on chromosome 20 in basically the identical location.  Right here is the FTDNA chromosome map with ABC (in blue) and DEF (in pink):

3)  I do know from earlier analysis that DEF’s widespread ancestors with me had been my 2nd great-grandparents, James Richman and Hannah Wealthy who migrated from Wiltshire to New England in 1856.  I figured it was doubtless that these had been the 2nd great-grandparents of ABC additionally.  ABC had a 4 individual tree on FTDNA with everybody however him non-public, in order that was no assist.

4)  Over the previous a number of years, I’ve added many descendants of my 4th great-grandparents to my RootsMagic household tree utilizing classical family tree analysis, and actually labored onerous on the Richman/Richmond and Wealthy households.

5)  I seemed in my RootsMagic file to see if I might discover a descendant of my 2nd great-grandparents with the surname C and simply discovered BAC and his spouse.  May that be ABC’s mother and father?

6)  I seemed on the Net Hints for BAC and noticed that he had a Newspapers.com obituary, so I clicked by way of and noticed that his obituary listed six kids, and the primary one was ABC.  Cool!

7)  A Google seek for ABC discovered knowledgeable biography, some individuals finder hyperlinks, a start date and start place, an tackle, a cellphone quantity, and extra.  

In abstract, I solved a DNA match drawback, can add ABC to my chromosome portray on DNA Painter, and located six extra residing third cousins!  Descendancy analysis works!  Chromosome browsers assist!

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