Nice DNA surprises...2nd cousin 1 removed uploads to GEDmatch
What a difference it makes to have a closer known cousin upload to GEDmatch. I had asked one of my maternal cousins(a 2nd cousin once removed) if he would consider uploading and sent him a link to a how-to. We both had our tests done at Ancestry.com. Since I am not a subscriber outside of having my test done there I really don't get much use from the circles because you can't see who is in those circles with you. I had actually been so caught up in things around here that I had not looked at my research for the last several days which is unusual for me. Now that this cousin, has uploaded I am able to compare a known to unknowns. So my plans for the day are to compare segments that he and I have in common to others who match along those segments. We share DNA on 7 different chromosomes with two segments on one of those chromosomes. Our largest segment match is 69.5cM and our total shared over all is 198.9 cM, which falls within the high range of 2C1R using this chart. Gedmatch estimated us to be 3.1 generations away from the MRCA. The Most Recent Common Ancestors are my Gr Grandparents, David Enoch Luna & Nancy Pitman Luna. They are his GG Grandparents.
Path to the MRCA
Me----->Mom ----->Mom's Dad --------->MRCA Luna & Pitman
Him---->His Dad--> His Dad's Mom --->Her Mom--->MRCA Luna & Pitman