Number of Matches on a Segment (or TG)

A Segment-ology TIDBIT

Segments from Ancestors with large families will generally have more Matches (in general, the larger the families, the more cousins you have). Segments from more distant Ancestors will generally have more Matches (in general, the more distant the ancestor, the more cousins you have). Segments from Ancestors in Colonial America will generally have more Matches (in general, more Americans have taken the DNA tests). Segments from endogamous Ancestors will have more Matches (because of endogamy, there is more matching DNA).

 

22B Segment-ology: Number of Matches on a Segment (or TG) TIDBIT by Jim Bartlett 20170101

 

7 thoughts on “Number of Matches on a Segment (or TG)

  1. Thank you! Am trying to deal with early colonial ancestors who had large families and married cousins (sometime many generations later cousins). This really helps.

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  2. Jim, Thanks for this information. I will try my best to digest this as best as I can as it is foreign to me! However, I am willing to learn. Good to hear from you again. I am making good progress on my paternal side but still very slow on my maternal side (the side where your son matches me). I have found some Moody’s in Canada who have relatives in Delaware. Need to determine if they are connected to the Moody’s from Pennsylvania. Not getting anywhere with the Smith’s. I’m on a medical leave for the next two months so I plan on spending most of it on learning more about my ability to search my ancestry.

    Happy New Year!

    John Guilbert A935219

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