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 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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NEW! MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test

MyHeritage has announced their newest product, the MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test. MyHeritage will now offer two separate DNA tests: MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only testMyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry test


The Health+Ancestry test will be a cheek swab test, similar to the Ancestry-Only test. Customers who have already purchased a MyHeritage DNA test for genealogy (now called the MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test) can pay $120 to upgrade their test results to include the health results. They'll need to complete a questionnaire about their personal and family health history but they will not need to submit a new swab or DNA kit.


MyHeritage will also offer a Health Subscription plan for $99/year that can be canceled at any time. The Health Subscription will give customers access to all new health reports as they are released without needing to re-test DNA. The Health Subscription will also give customers access to all adva…

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Sample Forms for Naming a DNA Beneficiary

This is a quick update with some links to sample forms for naming a DNA beneficiary. FamilyTree DNA provides this service at their site, although depending on the laws where you live, it may or may not be enforceable legally. For any of the linked forms you will need to either understand the laws where you live or contact a attorney for legal advice. Nothing in this blog is intended as legal advice.



The Problem with Dying

Even if you're on your A-game and have prepped for death, one problem with preparing for death in 2019 is the law hasn't completely kept up with the technology. You can visit The Digital Beyond and read their book Your Digital Afterlife to better understand the problem. There's a great site in the UK, The Digital Legacy Association with free resources, including this spreadsheet for digital accounts.

Basically the problem is, we now live in a digital age and we have no idea how…

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