How Many of My Ancestry Matches have Identical Trees copied between Accounts?

Something I find mildly disappointing with a new DNA match on Ancestry is when I realize that I’ve seen their tree before. The exact same identical tree. I’ll recognize this is the case if I’ve spent some considerable time studying the tree in a previous encounter from an earlier DNA match. What’s happening is that … Read more How Many of My Ancestry Matches have Identical Trees copied between Accounts?

The Top 10 Ancestral Surnames across my Ancestry DNA Matches Surprised Me

In May 2018 I downloaded the direct line ancestral surnames of all my DNA matches at Ancestry. I discussed some statistical analysis on the numbers in a previous post. I then conducted some exploratory data mining of the distribution of surnames across my matches. My paternal line is African (not African-American), and I have very … Read more The Top 10 Ancestral Surnames across my Ancestry DNA Matches Surprised Me

Measuring the Usefulness of Trees of my Ancestry DNA Matches

Previously I discussed an analysis of the availability of trees across all my DNA matches. The headline figures from May 2018 were 40% of my matches had a public linked tree 27% had no linked tree but had at least one public unlinked tree 7% had a private tree 26% had no tree A total … Read more Measuring the Usefulness of Trees of my Ancestry DNA Matches

How many Irish cousins: the impact of endogamy- Part 4 in Series

This is Part 4 of a four part series. The full list of posts are: Part 1 – How many Irish cousins: according to Tim Urban Part 2 – How many Irish cousins: according to 23 and Me Part 3 – How many Irish cousins: according to AncestryDNA Part 4 – How many Irish cousins: … Read more How many Irish cousins: the impact of endogamy- Part 4 in Series

How many Irish cousins: according to AncestryDNA – Part 3 in Series

This is Part 3 of a four part series. The full list of posts are: Part 1 – How many Irish cousins: according to Tim Urban Part 2 – How many Irish cousins: according to 23 and Me Part 3 – How many Irish cousins: according to AncestryDNA Part 4 – How many Irish cousins: … Read more How many Irish cousins: according to AncestryDNA – Part 3 in Series

How many Irish cousins: according to 23andMe – Part 2 in Series

This is Part 2 of a four part series. The full list of posts are: Part 1 – How many Irish cousins: according to Tim Urban Part 2 – How many Irish cousins: according to 23 and Me Part 3 – How many Irish cousins: according to AncestryDNA Part 4 – How many Irish cousins: … Read more How many Irish cousins: according to 23andMe – Part 2 in Series