Saturday, January 21, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Are Your "Close DNA Matches" Residing?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1) Judy Russell wrote Those spreading genes two weeks ago, highlighting the countries that her close DNA matches (with 20 cM or more) are currently residing, based on her Ancestry DNA matches.  

2)   On the AncestryDNA Match List page, you can select "Close Matches" in the "Shared DNA" button.  Then click on the "Location" link to see a world map with that set of matches.  You will have to count some or all of them by hand.  

3)  Can you work with your "Close DNA Matches" and find the countries that your close matches are residing?

4) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own blog post.

Thank you to Judy Russell for writing her post, and to Linda Stufflebean for suggesting this topic.

Here's mine:

I presently have 41,754 total AncestryDNA matches, but only 1,818 "Close Matches."  When I select "Close Matches (20 cM or more)" and then select "By Location," my world map of Close Matches appears:

Counting the different circles by hand, I see:

*  358 in North America
*  10 in British Isles
*  2 in Asia
*  5 in Australia/New Zealand.

I have a total of 375 matches that have a location in their AncestryDNA account.  That is out of 1,818 "Close Matches."

Fourth 4th cousins on AncestryDNA are, nominally, descendants of my 3rd great-grandparents who were born in the 1780-1820 time frame.  I have no immigrants to North America from Europe after about 1750, so it's no surprise that my map for Europe is fairly sparse.  Of course, the two Asia and five down under matches probably are descended from the British Isles or North America. 

The Location Map when I check all 41,754 DNA Matches shows the same result, so AncestryDNA defaults to the "Close Matches (20 cM or more)" list by default.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine. An interesting way to look at the matches.

ByAPearl said...

Here is my map:

ByAPearl said...

Here is my map

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here are mine. Nothing too exciting: