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Chilling with AncestryDNA

Yes, The Legal Genealogist is aware of the upcoming change at AncestryDNA to eliminate the smallest of our small-segment matches. Yes, I’m aware this will mean potentially thousands of matches not showing up any more. And I have some advice about this: Chill....

AncestryDNA ethnicity estimates updated

New percentages rolling out for 10 million customers At 11:59.59 a.m. PDT today, The Legal Genealogist was 49% British, 31% Scandinavian and 20% miscellaneous “low confidence regions.” At noon, I was 66% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe, 19% Germanic Europe,...

AncestryDNA alert

Act now to preserve data There are changes coming soon — possibly very very soon — to the matching system at AncestryDNA that may make some of the folks who’ve tested there lose some bits and pieces of information they have now. This isn’t...

AncestryDNA doings

A sale and privacy changes AncestryDNA has two things going on that genealogists need to know about this fine Sunday morning. A sale. And some changes in the privacy terms and conditions that users have to go along with if they want to test with AncestryDNA and/or...

Changes at AncestryDNA

The good, the bad and the ugly So yesterday was the rollout of the changes in matching systems for folks who’ve had DNA tests at AncestryDNA. And, as usual, there’s good news and bad news in the changes. Enough to warrant breaking with The Legal...

AncestryDNA begins rollout of update

New ethnicity estimates AncestryDNA rolled out its new Ethnicity Estimate Preview to some 6,000 of its autosomal DNA customers for a first look yesterday, with a broader rollout to all customers within the next month or so. There is quite a bit to like about the new...

Making AncestryDNA useful

Great tool Sometimes The Legal Genealogist is the last to know. But oh boy… what a wonderful tool was sent my way last night! And AncestryDNA users who don’t have it are really missing out. A DNA cousin who found me via Gedmatch sent me a list of her...

What AncestryDNA doesn’t provide

On beyond AncestryDNA NOTE: This blog’s recommendation of GEDmatch has been withdrawn due to privacy issues. See “Withdrawing a recommendation,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 15 May 2019). Reader Ida French is having...

The raw story at AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA raw data released NOTE: This blog’s recommendation of GEDmatch has been withdrawn due to privacy issues. See “Withdrawing a recommendation,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 15 May 2019). AncestryDNA came through...