The We Are Cousins DNA Project

Focusing on Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and South Texas
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1 Recent New Member
20 hours ago
1 new member has joined this project!
Lydia Cuellar
11 Recent New Members
March 9 @ 7:50pm
11 new members have joined this project!
Jacqueline Sugrue  Jesse  Hernandez Antonia Carnahan Michael Rodriguez Isidro Rodriguez Montserrat Wadsworth Jodi Lower Ruby Ramos Maria Martinez Robert Muñoz Melissa Flores
Alicia Garza
April 21 @ 9:17pm
Okay , ,Question: Once we do our mtdna and it states SURNAMES common, and does not list your surnames you have and WHY? What does this mean? Does it mean the surnames your parents are using are incorrect?
Kristy Crawford
May 23 @ 10:45am
Most Common Surnames means the most common surnames of the people who used ftDNA who share your DNA. There could be a number of reasons of why your surnames are not listed. One reason could be that your "close relatives" (within 3-4 generations) have not tested. Most Common Surnames does not necessarily mean that your parents surnames are incorrect. Also, "Most Common Surnames" can change as more of your relatives get tested. My most common surnames are Smith (30), Garza (15), and Flores (14). I currently have 2,179 matches with 30 people who have the surname of Smith, 15 people with the name Garza, and 14 people with the name Flores. My main surnames are Taylor (father), Guerra (mother), Broyles (paternal grandmother), Sanchez (maternal grandmother), Salazar, Sandoval, Cisneros, Rodriguez; Ochoa-Trevino, Hernandez, Flores, Lopez; Catlin, Jordan, Tibbets, Jones, King, Holt, Turner, Cupp. Since I have no 1st cousin matches, and only one 2nd cousin match (based on # of SNP) I can conclude that none of my immediate family members (1st thru 3rd cousins - i.e. the children, grandchildren of my aunts and uncles or great aunts and uncles) have tested and or if they have tested they used a different company. I know that my conclusions are correct at least on my mother's side because I am in contact with them. I know of one first cousin who has tested using 23 and me and my mother tested using ancestry. Now, I do have matches for my main surnames (4 Taylor, 4 Guerra, 7 Sanchez, 5 Salazar, etc.).
1 Recent New Member
May 21 @ 1:36pm
1 new member has joined this project!
Elizabeth  Kincaid
9 Recent New Members
May 19 @ 4:59pm
9 new members have joined this project!
Caitlyn Combs Tomas Perez Eduardo Farias Mary Moralez Trudy Morehouse Gabriela Rios Jaime  Davila (Vasquez) Monica Knotts-Martin Enrique Paez
May 12 @ 7:30am
Go to face book "WE ARE COUSINS" OR "Mexican Genealogy" to find more members.
1 Recent New Member
May 9 @ 8:23pm
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Denise Niot
Denise Niot
May 9 @ 8:55pm
Hello everyone! I am joining in hopes of re-discovering my Native Ancestry. My mom's side has the Native blood. I actually knew my gggrandfather but he was not full-blood. FTDNA, 23 and Me and others confirm the small amount of native remaining. The thing is most people in my mtDNA matches also matching FTDNA ancestral origins are from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Suriname etc. My Gedmatch is #T267815. I would appreciate anyone running a comparison. I have matches that are mtDNA haplotype B2c1, at 12.4 cM and 1,312 SNP's, MRCA = 5.1, also someone haplotype A2g, at 7.7 cM and 1,345 SNP's MRCA = 7.4. (Also a smaller match to a haplotype Y-Q1a3a* 9.6cM and 532 SNP's MRCA = 5.6). On Ancestry I have a DNA match who is positively matched to someone else who is "Eastern Band Cherokee." I am hoping that expanding my family tree will help with a connection! Lastly, I recently found a marriage license for my grandmother who never told us she had a 3rd husband named "Julio Osorio" of Puerto Rico, his father Gregorio Osorio Anderio Mérida, Yucatán, México, and his mother is Petrona Reyes Y Febre also from Puerto Rico. Any help/matches are greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!
Moises Garza Moises Garza
December 22 @ 5:33am
Hello everyone, I just grouped all of our new members.
Carmen Estrada
February 7 @ 10:56pm
Sorry it's lopez. My sister gedmatch is A330218
Andrea JULIA
March 18 @ 12:06pm
Carmen Estrada, I am related! Comparing Kit M821511 (*Andy) and A330218 (elena lopez) Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 500 SNPs Mismatch-bunching Limit = 250 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 7.0 cM Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs 2 120,914,203 146,708,820 25.5 2,296 Largest segment = 25.5 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 25.5 cM 1 matching segments Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 4.6
Carmen Estrada
March 19 @ 10:30pm
Hi cousin Julia
Orlando Chapa
May 9 @ 4:48pm
Andrea Julia. Hello
Rick Rivas Rick Rivas
April 5 @ 5:43pm
I'm early in the process of doing my family research. (Initially, I thought I would have a lot of Rivas's, Martinez's and Díaz's in my tree but I apparently have a whole lot of Garza's....very interested in learning more.) Monica Rivas
Candra Pekny
April 28 @ 10:36pm
Hi Monica! It looks like we are distantly related. Nice to meet you!
Moises Garza
May 5 @ 10:17pm
Garza's are awesome but I think I may be a little biased.
Homero Menchaca
May 8 @ 9:13am
(Alma here) this is just too confusing! I have Garza's on my maternal side(Grandmother) and it appears so does Homer. Yet when I checked on GEDMatch whether my parents shared DNA it says no.
Orlando Chapa
May 9 @ 4:34pm
Ricky 4th to remote. Candra 2nd to 4th and Homero 2nd to 3rd cousins. Hello!
9 Recent New Members
May 6 @ 4:13pm
9 new members have joined this project!
Beatriz Garza Sanchez Francisco  Garza Torres Sara Ayala Bernal (raider) J M VIRGINIA CONTRERAS Orlando Chapa Oscar Villarreal Maria Barrera Patsy Patino
Bella Richards Bella Richards
April 25 @ 2:21pm
Elena Gonzales Ruiz
May 4 @ 12:13am
Bella how can I get one of this certificate
Bella Richards
May 5 @ 2:01pm
@ Elena Gonzales Ruiz......When you test your mtDNA, Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is genetic material found in mitochondria. It is passed down from mothers to both sons and daughters, but sons cannot pass along their mothers' mtDNA to their children. This is because mtDNA is transmitted through the female egg. ... You inherited your mtDNA exclusively from your mother. Family Tree gives you one automatically.