How to Count DNA Matches at Ancestry

DNA test sites display your DNA match count in different places, and at Ancestry, the match count is a bit hidden. Once you know where to look, and know why it might not be displaying, it's easy to remember.

 

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.

 

 

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Genealogy Emergency Preparedness – How to Walk Away with Just Your Phone

We had a wildfire scare last weekend so I asked my boys which of their things they would have wanted me to save if we'd had to evacuate? After humans and pets, my boys said the only things they would want were phone chargers and some clothes.   Wrap your head around that one. Phone chargers was their number one item. I would not have thought to grab phone chargers.   After last year's devastating fire in Paradise, it has become clear that sometimes you have to leave your home quickly and let everything go.     I now have a Best-Case Plan and a Worst-Case Plan for my genealogy. First, the optimistic scenario.     Best Case Plan: What Would You Save? Our valuables, necessities, and meaningful items vary greatly. Here's a list of items you might care about. If it really matters, it should be digital or as portable as possible.   Everyday Items PeoplePetsPrescriptions (consider health/prescription a…
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Away from Home? Use Amazon Photos to backup photos & free up your phone space – even if you don’t pay for Amazon Prime

 

 

Even if you don't have Amazon Prime, if you have parents, children, friends, or family members who do pay for the service, you can ask them to invite you to be a member of their Family Vault and you will receive the benefits listed below, without either party having to let anyone see the photos they store at Amazon Photos. Keep reading for details.

 

 

If you use your phone as your primary camera these days, Amazon has a great deal for Amazon Prime members which allows them to backup unlimited photos for free. There's a 5 GB limit for video but you can purchase extra video storage space if you need more.

Amazon Photos is a great tool for travelers who take tons of photos and videos. We backpacked for two weeks and were able to free up space on our devices each day by syncing our phones with Amazon Photos, uploading the day's pictures and videos, and then deleting them off our devices. Here…

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