If I follow you correctly, you think the new "cousin" may be a second cousin. It also sounds like you aren't positive that this cousin is related to you through the maternal line. If you think there is the possibility of a…"
Is the poster below from the 59th annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting a precursor to the release of a new tool for 23andMe customers who are interesting in tracing ancestry?Regards,LarryDiscovering Distant Relatives within a Diverse Set of Populations Using DNA Segments Identical by Descent. L. Hon, B. M. Henn, J. M. Macpherson, N. Eriksson, A. Wojcicki, L. Avey, S. Saxonov, J. L. Mountain 23andMe, Inc, Mountain View, CA.Close familial relationships, such a parent-offspring…See More
I am a co-admin of the VICK Y-DNA surname project. I am not an African American, but we have found two African American matches with our immigrant VICK ancestor's haplotype. One of the matches we can follow to a grandson's line…"