Connecting with a relative is only the first step in DNA Relatives. Once you've found a relative, a little detective work might let you pinpoint who the common ancestor is. Sharing all known surnames in your pedigree, birthplaces of ancestors, noteworthy family stories, and other information can help you narrow down how you are related. By sharing genomes, you can see your shared segments using the Family Traits Genome View or Family Inheritance: Advanced. If your parents have also been genotyped by 23andMe, Family Inheritance: Advanced allows you to determine on which side of the family you are related.
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