587RE: [About_Alfords] Re: Fwd: Seasonal Savings from Family Tree DNA
- Nov 25, 2013
Kathy, would your Wilson relative by chance be related to our Benjamin Alford and Francis Wilson or one of her brothers, James, Henry, Thomas or Wm. F. Wilson. If so, I have a large line of Alfords who descend from Benj. & Frances. We are trying to prove the Alford line past Benj. Margie Brown mbrown634@....
From: About_Alfords@yahoogroups.com [mailto: About_Alfords@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Kathryn Schultz
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:21 PM
Subject: [About_Alfords] Re: Fwd: Seasonal Savings from Family Tree DNA
Sherry, I agree with John's recommendation.
Also, I am on 2 separate Yahoo email lists
(DNA-Newbie and Cumberland Gap ), and,
though I still don't understand a lot of the discussions
even for "newbies," it comes through loud and clear
that those who have tested with Ancestry (which I believe
is autosomal only, not Y-DNA, though I could be mistaken)
have been very dissatisfied with Ancestry's lack of support
and not providing the kinds of information we automatically
get from Family Tree DNA. There have also been discussions
of mixups in Ancestry's genetic makeup assignments
compared to what those who had tested with Family Tree DNA
or 23andme had already gotten.
I had my Alford cousin's Y-DNA testing done through Family Tree DNA,
because I knew that the Alford Surname Project was large enough that
there was a greater chance that he would get good matches.
He did get 4 close matches, which has helped us greatly to narrow down
our ancestor's probable Alford line.
I ordered my Family Finder and mtDNA tests through our Alford group,
but I don't know whether our Alford matches are grouped any way
for those tests. So far I haven't yet found any Alford matches
to correspond with, but I am still hoping.
My Wilson 2nd cousin, who also descends from the same Alfords I do,
just got his Family Finder results back, and I will be checking through his
matches to see whether he has any Alford matches (other than me).
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