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Why does my close Y-DNA match not show up in my Family Finder matches?

If both you and your Y-DNA match have taken the Family Finder autosomal test but do not share any detectable autosomal DNA, it means that your relationship is unlikely to be within the past five generations. Autosomal DNA dilutes very rapidly from generation to generation. On average, you only share 0.78% of your autosomal DNA with a third cousin.

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