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Madeleine, I don't think we will match anywhere, but glad to see someone else from the list is getting tested.
And you never know, Sussex and Surrey not all that far apart. There is a possibility that my end of line John Steer who married Elizabeth Frith 1728 in Caterham, Surrey, was born in Reigate, Sussex, he had property there when he died, also possibly two children were born there.
To anybody thinking of having autosomal DNA testing done, now is the time to do it. Several of the leading companies have Black Friday offers on at present.
Includes AncestryDNA, MyHeritage DNA, FamilytreeDNA, with 23andMe extending the offer until 26 December.
As for which one to choose -
AncestryDNA largest database, don't allow uploads from other companies
23andMe, second largest database, don't allow uploads from other companies
FamilyTreeDNA, allows uploads from other companies
MyHeritageDNA, smaller database, but growing, allows uploads from other companies
>From the above, the best places to test could be one or (both if funds allow) of the first two, then upload data to the last two and gedmatch.
There are probably other companies as well, but these seem to be the forerunners, all databases growing in numbers daily.
I have had some really useful matches at ancestry, with over 100 4th to 6th cousin matches, and several thousand 5th to 8th cousin matches, a lot less reliable, but still useful.
The other companies far fewer matches (only 10 at MyHeritageDNA), and none of them so far have proved to be positive. I have not tested at 23andMe.
For useful reading, any of Peter Calver's Lost Cousins Newsletters or any ISOGG article.