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Why don't I have any DNA leaf hints?

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Re: Why don't I have any DNA leaf hints?

Posted: 1366393804000
Classification: Query
Hi MJ,

Thanks for writing. As I look at the matches I have, there are only 4 that are considered 96% confidence. When I change the slider from the "very low confidence" setting, just one notch, to "distant cousin - low confidence", I only have 5 pages remaining out of a total of 35 so I think all of my matches are very distant relationships.

I look at the list of family names as well as locations for each of the matches and so far, I've found 22 names that are the same or similar to my family - without any obvious connection. I also look at the locations. Since many of the families have large numbers in states that I have no connection with, I am guessing that they may be related through earlier immigrants to US from the European families of my immigrant relatives.

My Ancestry results do not mention any Ashkenazi Jewish connection but another test I took (company with the number in its name) shows me with 2% AJ. (No known history). This may be the reason I have so many distant relatives.

I have multiple brick walls around the 2nd and 3rd grandparent level - can't trace them prior to arrival in US - so the search continues.

I appreciate all of the posts here - it's the best way to learn about using this data.

Thanks again.

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