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  1. Hi there,

    I was wondering if you had any insight on the new dna kit from MyHeritage. I recently read that they had partnered with 23andme but could not find any mention of them in any of the press releases I read.

    This is a paragraph from Engadget:

    “Of course, ancestry-oriented gene testing is nothing new — 23andMe revolves around it. However, MyHeritage is counting on both its existing genealogy customers (it has 85 million registered users) and its higher-resolution tests as ways of beating rivals. If you can settle the question of where your origins lay with a high degree of precision, you might be more willing to fork over cash.”

    Just looking for insight as I am looking into getting a kit for my wife and I

    Thanks
    Cory

  2. I noticed when Ancestry.com changed over to Beta and to the Thrulines that the green common shared ancestor leaves only now go to 5 or 6 generations. I lost a lot of common ancestor green leaves that were to 7th and 8th cousins when they changed everything over in April. I didn’t know that Ancestry.com was going to do that when they went to Beta. Why did they do decide to only go to the 6th generation now? Even with people who shared common DNA matches with other members, they decided to drop them if the DNA was low. The more distant cousins were more important to me than the closer cousins. How do you feel about that? I didn’t even get a chance to copy all of my distant common ancestors down.

    • Keep scrolling down the page of matches with common ancestors. More will appear at the bottom. However in all honesty when you have a single small segment match with a distant cousin, the likelihood of the found common ancestor being the source of that DNA is not very high. In my own case, I can see that many of the 6th cousin pathways Ancestry has found are unlikely and are just based on similar common names

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