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Old 17-01-19, 20:11
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Thanks Janet.

I hope it helps others with understanding what to do with all those DNA matches.

As very few people seem to answer Ancestry messages or link a tree to their sample, or even have an Ancestry tree at all, it seems the only way to use the information.

I have two promising Matches for Dad - his Sussex ancestors have given me lots of problems, so I was hoping for matches which would point out families to investigate.

Already I have been able to work out the family tree of the only Tupper match which shows we have the right Tupper family.

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Thanks Janet - that did help!

I do have Excel but it wanted to open the file in Photo Viewer which Windows 10 doesn't support. I've now unzipped it using something called "10 Zip RAR archiver" which seems to come as standard as I've never downloaded (as far as I know!)


I'm now studying the spreadsheet to see if I could get it to work with my DNA matches. I've had two attempts using the method I posted earlier but couldn't get my head round it. Maybe using Di's as a reference tool will help.


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I can't open them as I don't have a zip program.

I'll have to google for a free program
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Google said to open with Windows or file explorer, and then the excel or word document is available to see. Then we can just double click and it opens.

Not having matches or anything to look at of my own, this seems very complicated. I think I have an understanding of what you are doing but it needs to be put into practice.
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Hi Toni

Yes I think you are right. It is hard to understand when you look at someone's else family. When you get your results, you will see what needs doing.

I think the best result has been my daughters - its much more evenly spread over the families - too many of my Dad's matches come from the same family - now I have worked my way down the list there are over 40 over them.

That's cool that so many of the family have been tested, but that family has no mysteries and only three of them have any links to the maternal lines I want to research.

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