Cousins

Discussion in 'General Family History Queries' started by Qsecofr, Oct 17, 2020 at 2:11 PM.

  1. Qsecofr

    Qsecofr Active Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Eastbourne, East Sussex
    Hi all,
    Probably not the best thread title but couldn't think of anything else.

    I have one basic question which I'm sure someone will know the answer to that is:-

    If on my DNA result it is showing a match with someone as 4th - 6th cousin how far back would i need to be looking as neither I nor the other party can find a link between our trees yet.

    I guess the kind of answer I'm looking for is - to qualify as a 4th cousin the person would have to be the child of your aunties grandfathers next door neighbour:confused: or something like that.
     
    Eve and Half Hour like this.
  2. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    5,726
    Location:
    London, England
    your shared ancestor for a 4th cousin would be a 5x great grandparent
    (I think)
    My tree is pretty extensive and I like to trace all descendants of ancestors so I have actually found 4th and 5th cousins, one of whom I was at school with
     
    Eve, Ma-dotcom, AnnB and 2 others like this.
  3. Qsecofr

    Qsecofr Active Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Eastbourne, East Sussex
    Thank you at least I now know where we should be looking.
     
  4. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,877
    Likes Received:
    12,177
    Location:
    North-west England
    I've got a 2nd-4th match but can't find the link. I have my suspicions.
     
  5. Qsecofr

    Qsecofr Active Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Eastbourne, East Sussex
    I have a sort of suspicion too. There is one branch of my tree that I'm brick walled:headbang: on due to problem on one of the birth certs (no name for father;)). What's the betting that the link I'm looking for is somewhere down this path.
     
  6. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,877
    Likes Received:
    12,177
    Location:
    North-west England
  7. Sue036

    Sue036 Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    County Durham, UK
    I find this chart very useful. If you enter the number of shared cMs (or % match, as given on some sites) it shows you the range of possible relationships.

    If think a clicky link is OK as it's free, but I'm sure someone will fix it if I'm wrong?

    Code:
    https://dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4
    (They have a subscription service ;) )
     
    Bay Horse, Ma-dotcom and GrannyBarb like this.
  8. Sue036

    Sue036 Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    County Durham, UK
    OK, ta for the correction re the link!
     
    Daft Bat likes this.
  9. Half Hour

    Half Hour Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    7,908
    Location:
    Owen Sound, Ontario
    Sometimes their estimations are off... I have a known 2nd cousin... we share gr. grandparents, but she is in the 4th cousin range on our DNA results, then I have a 2nd cousin by DNA who is probably a 4th cousin!
    I am going to use that DNA Painter link, though, thanks @Sue036
     
    Sue036 likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice