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    Default Did 23andme help you to find relatives?

    It helped me after 4-5 years of registration. A certain woman was matched to me as a 3rd cousin. I wrote to her thinking she was my relative on my mother's side as per autosomal DNA match. It happened that she's my 3rd cousin on my father's side. Her father knew plenty about grand-father's family.

    They wrote to me for several days their family was ecstatic to find about their relatives from my side, who are their relatives too. Her and my grandparents were siblings. In old days people of Russian empire and early USSR could loose touch with the close relatives. Not only DNA matched, our stories about our relatives matched.

    What about you? Did you find relatives on any genetic genealogy database who were unknown to you?

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    No, 23andMe relatives were of no help to me. The closest ones wouldn't respond. The 5th cousins and distant cousins responded. Never found links.

    I had luck with AncestryDNA. I found relatives that I was able to help with their mysteries but none helped me develop my tree farther back.

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    well I wasnt looking for any

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnetic View Post
    well I wasnt looking for any
    It's a pleasure to find relatives. I don't care if they are poor or rich. They or us can visit each other.

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    Personally, I have had a good amount of luck finding and connecting with relatives on 23andme. It can take some patience and legwork, though. It seems like there are way more people in North America using the service than in other countries, so you may not connect with many relatives living overseas. I could be totally wrong, but that has been my experience.

    I seem to get the most responses when the relatives I contact are older, and also when I offer up some information about our family tree first. I get the impression that a lot of people on 23andme who check their messages are looking for help with their family trees, so if you have information to share that usually helps get the ball rolling.

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