The short version: Connect your DNA to a public or private & searchable tree at Ancestry Use ThruLines to identify common ancestors Create Groups (color coded) and add matches to their proper family group (ThruLines and Shared Matches help you do this) Use Shared Matches to sort matches into family groups Encourage parents & older relatives to test
Connect your DNA to a public or private & searchable tree at Ancestry
GET A TREE* on Ancestry and link your DNA to your public or private & searchable tree. Even if it's only a tiny tree with two or three people. You will only get ThruLines results if you have your DNA linked to a public tree at Ancestry or a private & searchable tree. I have two accounts at Ancestry, each linked to a DNA test. One account has a tree with only four people: me, my father, and his p…
How to find your AncestryDNA Match Count using a desktop computer:
Step 1 - Go to https://www.ancestry.com and Login to your account
Step 2 - On the Ancestry homepage, Select DNA from the top menu bar, then Select DNA Matches from the dropdown menu
Step 3 - Make sure your window is expanded large enough to display all relevant information. In the image below, the window is too small to show to Ancestry's Filters. Right click the corner of the window and drag it away to enlarge the window.
In the image below, the screen has been enlarged and you can see the Filter by menu options.