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How Using DNA and Your Genetic Family Tree Relates to Your Genealogical and Italian Family Tree

When you perform a DNA Test using any of our affiliates MyHeritage, Living DNA or FindMyPast, the analysis of the DNA that you share with your DNA matches will indicate the following relationships possibilities:

  • Parents
  • Child
  • Grandchild
  • Grandparent
  • Uncle/ Aunt
  • 1st Cousin
  • 1st Cousin once removed
  • 1st Cousin twice removed
  • Great-grandparent
  • Great-uncle-aunt
  • 1st Cousin once removed
  • 2nd Cousin
  • 2nd Cousin once removed
  • 2nd Cousin twice removed
  • Great-great-grandparent
  • Great-grand-uncle-aunt
  • 1st Cousin twice removed
  • 2nd Cousin once removed
  • 3rd Cousin
  • 3rd Cousin once removed
  • 3rd Cousin twice removed and so on….

The shared DNA shows the percentage of the DNA that you have in common with the other person. The centiMorgans (cM) is the unit that detects the genetic distance from one individual to another that have performed the same DNA Test. It is the easiest way to get a sense of how closer related your DNA is towards all your future genetic matches.

For example, parents and children share an average of 50% of their DNA. This percentage goes down as the relationship gets more distant when the small and largest segments of DNA are analyzed, which provides the genetic makeup of that particular individual.

In conclusion, the advantage of having your DNA testing matched against other individuals, allows you to discover your Genetic Tree related ancestors that may have not yet been identified and included into your Family Tree. Remember, the DNA Test does not require a NAME or BMD (Birth, Marriage or Death) records with dates and locations, so you can make that final ancestry connection that you have been waiting for a long time. Therefore, the use of this DNA technology has allowed the Celotto Genealogy Services to further help our clients when the Family Tree information and clues have been exhausted. But now, we can rely on unknown clues that can only be provided by the Genetic Family Tree and the DNA technology.

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