Wyldwood Registered User
#481

pinkypinky said:
I've also seen it stand for "not the parent expected"!


Oh I like that one, much nicer way of saying it

metaoblivia Registered User
#482

Wyldwood said:
Yes an NPE (non-parental event) was my first thought too as he only shares 897 cms with his niece when the average uncle/niece is 1700. Time for me to keep my mouth shut I think.

Sorry, don't know where that smilie in the heading came from .. nothing to smile about


I'll just throw it out there that I match with my paternal half-uncle at 950cMs. And my dad was definitely the result of a NPE (they're siblings through his bio father).

I advised my mom to buy my grandfather a comprehensive Y test since he's 91 years old and the last male in his line (he had only daughters and has no living male cousins from a paternal uncle). His paternal line goes back to Donegal according to the records, so we'll see if the haplogroup goes along with that.

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judeboy101 Registered User
#483

Hey all, myself and mrs judeboy treated ourselves to dna kits we sent them off Wednesday, ill be back in 6-8 weeks with plenty of questions as my paternal line has a massive black hole in it and it's a taboo issue with my auld fella and his siblings.

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pinkypinky Moderator
#484

Which company did you test with?

judeboy101 Registered User
#485

pinkypinky said:
Which company did you test with?



ancestry as there was deal on for 2packs lol. It was herself that got them so I'm not going to point out any obvious deficiencies. I'm assuming ftdna probably better for paternal via y-chromosome analysis?

srmf5 Registered User
#486

Ancestry started testing my mum's kit on 20 Dec and they finished on the 29 Dec so if you tested with them it might come back quicker than expected. She got 98% Irish. It was interesting going through her matches since a man from town came up as a 4th cousin that we had no known connection to.

I personally prefer Ancestry for autosomal testing since it shows shared matches which can be helpful and I find the online trees easier to view. If you want to just look at the paternal line or maternal line, then FTDNA is the way to go for that.

pinkypinky Moderator
#487

Ancestry doesn't do Y testing, just autosomal.

tedheavenly Registered User
#488

If you have tested with ancestry and are curious about your Y-DNA haplogroup, there are a few ways to get somewhat accurate information from your raw AncestryDNA results (but not on the Ancestry site). But obviously its better to do the dedicated test at FTDNA to learn more about your Y results.
I personally like the fact that Ancestry can be transferred to GEDmatch and FTDNA, and that there are way more trees (and matches) to work with on Ancestry vs. The rest.

For autosomal tests I dont think you can look past AncestryDNA, and it is improving all the time e.g. genetic communities. Theoretically, the more people that test, the more refined the Genetic Communities could get, which is exciting!

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tedheavenly Registered User
#489

judeboy101 said:
Hey all, myself and mrs judeboy treated ourselves to dna kits we sent them off Wednesday, ill be back in 6-8 weeks with plenty of questions as my paternal line has a massive black hole in it and it's a taboo issue with my auld fella and his siblings.


How far back is the black hole? From my experience you may have higher chances of solving it (depending on how recent it is) with an autosomal test versus a Y test. There are much less matches for Y tests, hardly any trees, and very few close matches to work with (unless you're American with colonial ancestry). Just my tuppence worth

BottleOfSmoke Registered User
#490

Saw FB posts this morning from people reporting their MyHeritage matches had skyrocketed to thousands. I checked mine - I've gone from 8 to 870. As I'm the sceptical type I'm trying to figure out if they're spoofing or if they've genuinely fixed issues with their algorithms.

p15574 Registered User
#491

BottleOfSmoke said:
Saw FB posts this morning from people reporting their MyHeritage matches had skyrocketed to thousands. I checked mine - I've gone from 8 to 870. As I'm the sceptical type I'm trying to figure out if they're spoofing or if they've genuinely fixed issues with their algorithms.


New blog post by MyHeritage, which includes a detailed explanation of why there are more matches:
MyHeritage
We’re excited to announce major updates and improvements to DNA Matching rolled out today for all our users. Anyone who took a MyHeritage DNA test, and anyone who uploaded DNA data from another service, will now receive more accurate DNA Matches; more plentiful matches (about 10x more); fewer false positives; more specific and more accurate relationship estimates; and indications on lower confidence DNA Matches to help focus research efforts...

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leck Registered User
#492

tedheavenly said:
If you have tested with ancestry and are curious about your Y-DNA haplogroup, there are a few ways to get somewhat accurate information from your raw AncestryDNA results (but not on the Ancestry site). But obviously its better to do the dedicated test at FTDNA to learn more about your Y results.
I personally like the fact that Ancestry can be transferred to GEDmatch and FTDNA, and that there are way more trees (and matches) to work with on Ancestry vs. The rest.

For autosomal tests I dont think you can look past AncestryDNA, and it is improving all the time e.g. genetic communities. Theoretically, the more people that test, the more refined the Genetic Communities could get, which is exciting!
I'm curious what you mean by that? My brother tested with Ancestry. I didn't know there was anyway of using the raw results to figure out haplogroup.

Ipso Registered User
#493

The part of the Y chromosome that contains the snp's may have been covered in the test but they may not report on it (I have a feeling that they do offer Y Haplogroup tests). Your haplogroup is determined by a specific mutations and if you know what to look for, you may be able to determine it.

http://www.geneticgenealogist.net/2016/01/how-to-get-ydna-haplogroup-from.html

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Ipso Registered User
#494

BottleOfSmoke said:
Saw FB posts this morning from people reporting their MyHeritage matches had skyrocketed to thousands. I checked mine - I've gone from 8 to 870. As I'm the sceptical type I'm trying to figure out if they're spoofing or if they've genuinely fixed issues with their algorithms.


I have over 3,000 matches there now. When I first uploaded to it I had matches that were not related, but they fixed that.

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leck Registered User
#495

BottleOfSmoke said:
Saw FB posts this morning from people reporting their MyHeritage matches had skyrocketed to thousands. I checked mine - I've gone from 8 to 870. As I'm the sceptical type I'm trying to figure out if they're spoofing or if they've genuinely fixed issues with their algorithms.
For those who either tested with MyHeritage or uploaded there, are the matches found on MyHeritage consistent with the matches seen on GEDmatch (in the cases where people have kits in both places)? I belong to a GEDmatch group and I'm always slightly dubious when people post about their matches on MyHeritage.

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