I might have another try Edie, I mean somewhat deeper than I have already.
And yes, dna does not lie!
From: Edie McArthur [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 3 December 2018 7:21 PM
Subject: [AUS-Tas] Re: Familytreedna Holiday Sale has started ends December
From my experience of 11 years (only my opinion of course) This is why
it is so important to put up a direct ancestral line, rather than a
branch up, as your interest in the tree may not be your matches
interest. Like which you have found no common surname.
My daughter had a lady in her matches good sized cm's, I believe she
was born 1938 and I was baffled, but the person who was managing the dna
never put a tree up no matter how many times I asked him to I was
suppose to work it out by shared matches who also didnt have a tree, or
whatever other way. Last night I went into familytreedna as I had
uploaded my former husbands ancestry.com
dna where he had some good
matches. I found the lady in questions dna and noted a little blue icon
in shape of a three man pedigree, (black if no tree) the chap managing
her dna had finally put up a tree on familytreedna where he hadnt on
gedmatch or the other site. Straight away, I saw a common surname that
was one of the furthest away ancestors and was able to finally work it
out from there and I emailed him to tell him, it was finally sorted how
this lady and Sue and her dad matched.The common surname Florence Wells
born 1877 to Augustus Wells and his wife Hannah. Augustus Wells was the
brother of my mother in laws grandmother Annie Maria Wells, the Daughter
of William Wells and Maria Griffin.The lady in question I won't mention.
But none of those surnames were up for me to see previously but here
they now were. This is why a direct ancestral line is best as all
surnames are represented, all are deceased so no worries about privacy.
No worries about yanking the tree this way and that to see who you are
looking as there are no living on the tree (except for yourself if you
are elderly)to have to work your way through. I start a tree from
scratch for that reason. NIce and neat.
I am seriously thinkung of purchasing a familytree YDNA even at the
risk of not matching the McArthur surname, as I haven't found one as yet
like Dawn.. But a few possibles, without trees though. I am hoping to
have a match in the YDNA that matches one of the autosomal names that
are coming through, I dont recognise and have good sized centimorgan
count. We have John McArthur born 1828 and he was supposed to have a
father named Duncan McArthur and mother Margaret Smith. You would think
that Duncan would have been son number two as son number one was John
named after himself or his wife's father. Duncan was Johns father, but
Duncan does not come until son number 5 out of 6. So I am wondering if
he ever knew his father, or didn't like him or what to think. This will
be my last try DNA wise. You can lie on paper and mold a tree to
whatever you want, but the DNA. doesnt lie.
------ Original Message ------
From: "Dawn Webb" <dawnwebb(a)optusnet.com.au>
Sent: Sunday, 2 Dec, 2018 At 7:49 PM
Subject: [AUS-Tas] Re: Familytreedna Holiday Sale has started ends
Hi Edie and All
I have had the dna done by two companies now and they both have sent me
"cousin" matches - but never a common surname do we find. I gree Henry
probably the father of many unacknowledged children... but....
I agree with England not being so far away these days. My daughter has
lived in London for nearly half her life now - but she has a very high
powered job and does not have time to do research. There will be many
cousins once removed I think - seconds have largely died off these days
having been about the youngest of the lot - but not known personally to
and I suspect I do not now have the energy or even a strong desire to
them these days! I am basically happy as I am...at the level I have got
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