Originally Posted by BottleOfSmoke
I uploaded my Ancestry results to FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) a few years ago. This thread reminded me to go back and take a look.
I have under two hundred DNA matches there. That seems really low. I know that Ancestry is the biggest company, but I even have several thousand on MyHeritage.
Would be interested if anyone else here could give their total there?
I'm actually wondering if I uploaded too long ago, and need to do it again.
Done my test with Ancestry about 3/4 years ago I think.
Have 455 4th cousin or closer matches on Ancestry
18977 distant matches which is down to 7cm I think.
Big variance in DNA amounts shared with known 3rd/4th cousins even from same general family side.
Have 452 matches in total on FTDNA from 290 cM down to 13cM.Very few with any detail in trees and nothing new re. DNA relatives I could make any even possible connection to my tree.Very sparse info and very few replies to emails.Not subscribed so perhaps its better when you have access to all the tools or do a test with them.
Have 8492 on My Heritage with about 300/400 25cM or more which is a bit optimistic going by Ancestry result and looking at a few known relatives on it.Not subscribed either.
Have 3307matches on Gedmatch with approx. 20cM plus shared . Again trees are hit and miss.Awful lot of very distant matches.
My living DNA have 370 matches from 107 cM down to 9cM.Again just uploaded Ancestry test and not subscribed.No trees etc and message system a bit odd.
Find that some names appear over and over esp. those annoyingly elusive ones that seem to have no connection going by attached trees.
Find the shared match facility very useful on every site which at least allows you to narrow a match down to one or two different sides although in one parents case that can be a waste of time with the amount of inter generational marriage and being related to people 2/3/4 different ways.