Stephen, It is the autosomal DNA test I had done, should have made it clear.
Maternal and paternal DNA tests do not provide any useful information for recent
generations as far as I can see, whereas autosomal DNA does, up to 7G grandparents (not
many this far back, but I have confirmed one or two).
This match shared 6.9cM with me, quite a small amount which some companies would ignore,
and she is my 7th cousin. The only match I have confirmed who shares less than that,
6.4cM, is in fact my 4th cousin. She shares no DNA with my cousin, which goes to show the
randomness of autosomal DNA testing. Ancestry's lower limit to matches is 6cM, but
other companies suggest 7cM or even more.
On Mar 10, 2018 13:48, Stephen Steere via STEER <steer(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
Was your DNA match through a male STEER (Y-DNA) or the other test they are
all doing for families.
My Y-DNA results are on FTDNA, ysearch.org
and were on Ancestry but I think
they disappeared when they dropped support of Y-DNA as obviously not making
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 04:35:56 +0000
From: Margaret Wilkinson <margaretjanew(a)hotmail.com>
Subject: [STEER] Steer DNA
To: "steer(a)rootsweb.com" <steer(a)rootsweb.com>
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I have had very little DNA success on the Steer side of my family.
Not a match with Brian Anderson or Twylla-Dawn Steer, both descended like
myself from John Steer and Ann Steer who married in Limpsfield, Surrey in
1793, my 4G grandparents.
In fact, no confirmed Steer matches at all apart from my first cousin, like
me born a Steer, grandaughter of James Albert Steer born 1895 in Dobcross.
James's father, Philip aka William Steer, married Mary Jane Laversuch in
Penrith, Cumberland in 1875. Plenty of Laversuch confirmed DNA matches, so I
knew that line was confirmed, but nothing from Steer side.
Nothing until yesterday, that is.
A confirmed DNA match with descendants of William Steer and Elizabeth
Haswell who married in Oxted in 1732, my 6G grandparents and those of my DNA
match. She is descended from John Steer 1748 and Susannah Watford, then
George Steer 1782 and Amelia Tamplin.
To say I am very pleased is a bit of an understatement. She is not a match
with either Sarah, my cousin, or Twylla Dawn, I will ask her to upload to
Gedmatch if she gets back to me again, Brian.
To anybody unsure of the benefits of DNA testing I recommend reading any
ISOGG article, or Lost Cousins newsletters. There are plenty more available
but these I have found to be very helpful.