How to Use AncestryDNA Matches

Here are some ideas for how to use AncestryDNA matches. 

 

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…

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#FamilyHistoryMonth – see the latest free MyHeritage products

    On Day 3 of #FamilyHistoryMonth see the latest free MyHeritage products!     MyHeritage is a fee/subscription family history site specializing in online family tree hosting and building online digitized record searching and DNA testing and matching. In addition to these subscription services, they offer some free help to anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history.   Some free MyHeritage offers include:   Free family tree building for basic sites with a limit of 250 people and 500 MB storage                             Upload your DNA from Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, or 23andMe, and receive free Ethnicity Estimates and DNA Matches at MyHeritage                 Free genealogy software, Family Tree B…
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MyHeritage DNA

MyHeritage DNA tests are a new way to learn about your family heritage and complement your family history research. It takes about 30 seconds to use the home testing kit and about 3-4 weeks to receive results from the MyHeritage DNA lab. Thanks to MyHeritage DNA matching, MyHeritage DNA tests can help you discover relatives you haven’t previously connected with and can help you learn about your ethnic and geographic ancestry.   Benefits of MyHeritage DNA “Testing your DNA with MyHeritage offers significant benefits even if you have already taken a DNA test elsewhere. You will be able to get unique matches to users who have only tested with MyHeritage, as well as matches with users who uploaded their results to MyHeritage from other providers. Thanks to MyHeritage’s availability in more than 40 languages and wide international reach, you will have better chances of being matched with relatives who live in other countries. You will also receive a comprehensive ethnici…
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