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 [...]
Our Family Finder test has four primary categories of matches: Immediate, Close, Distant, and [...]
One of the great things about the Family Finder test is that often the [...]
I have many Family Finder matches in the “4th – remote cousin” and “5th – remote cousin” ranges. I cannot find the connection. Are these false positives?
These matches are in the Speculative Relationship category. Their quality should be taken as [...]
Genetics and genetic tests are rapidly changing fields. Two of the changes are that [...]
In most cases, the answer is no. This is because the technology and resolution [...]
Both the Family Finder and traditional autosomal siblingship tests use your autosomal DNA and [...]
If your relationship is within recent generations (2nd cousins or more recent relatives), Family [...]
There is a problem with Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) that prevents some people from [...]
In general, you share an average of 50% less DNA with an ancestor with [...]
I have multiple family members who have joined Family Tree DNA. Why does the same cousin get different relationship ranges for each of us?
The Family Finder program bases the relationship range on individual calculations between two sets [...]
The more generations there are between you and your cousin’s common ancestor, the more [...]
Family Finder tests for matches to any of your ancestral lines. Your mitochondrial DNA [...]
I have tested my husband, our child, and myself. Why does our child have matches that neither parent has?
It is possible for a child to have matches that their parents do not [...]
We are using the start and stop points shown below for each centromere. These [...]
Yes. Family Tree DNA makes the raw results file from your Family Finder test [...]
No. Family Tree DNA does not sell clinical or diagnostic tests. Our tests are [...]
The Family Finder program has calculated all of your matches to be your relatives [...]
If I have already taken Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) tests, why do I need the Family Finder test? What will I learn from Family Finder testing?
The Family Finder test adds to the information provided by Y-chromosome DNA and mitochondrial DNA [...]