Are there any exceptions or special cases in how our DNA is inherited that would affect my predicted relationship and range?
Yes. There are exceptions to the way inheritance normally works. One example is a [...]
We will send an email notification for any new Family Finder matches determined to [...]
If your ancestors married their relatives, you may appear more closely related to your [...]
The Family Finder test traces all of your ancestral lines. It uses your autosomal [...]
Yes. Family Finder is able to tell a full sibling from a close cousin. [...]
The microarray chip used for Family Finder tests about .024% of your autosomal DNA.
Yes. Men and women inherit autosomal DNA the same way. Therefore, the Family Finder [...]
The Family Finder test uses autosomal SNPs from across your entire genome. This includes [...]
To calculate the genealogical relationship between to people, compare the relationship to their common [...]
How many SNPs does the Family Finder program use to determine an Identical by Descent (IBD) segment?
The Family Finder program declares a DNA segment to be Identical by Descent (IBD) [...]
The amount of pedigree collapse seen in an individual pedigree depends on local marriage [...]
The Family Finder test uses the Illumina OmniExpress microarray chip. The chip includes about [...]
The Family Finder program determines relationships for up to five generations. We may return data [...]
Family Finder detects your near and distant cousins by comparing your autosomal DNA with [...]
Our bioinformatics team treats centromeres as SNP Poor regions. We use a hard stop for [...]
The Family Finder test works by comparing your autosomal DNA to that of other [...]
No. Only our customers who order the Family Finder test or transfer through the [...]
For the program to consider two people a potential match, the largest matching DNA [...]
Family Finder results are usually completed about four weeks after we batch the order. At [...]
Family Finder says our Relationship Range is 2nd to 4th cousins. Is it possible that our relationship is more distant?
Yes. The actual genealogical relationship between you and your cousin may be closer or [...]