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Thursday, August 27, 2015

AncestryDNA Shared Matches

You've hear about the new AncestryDNA Shared Matches with the "father" and "mother" buttons? Angie Bush, MS demystifies this for Ol' Myrt in our video recording today.

We took at look at this from an "older" person's point of view (where my parents weren't tested before they passed.) We also took at look at Angie's Shared Matches where she could focus on either her father's side or her mother's side of the family since her progenitors have taken these DNA tests.

Basically, I see this Shared Matches as a way to "pivot" and concentrate on only those of my autosomal DNA matches on one part of my tree without having to skip and scroll through the multitude of other ancestor matches. This facilitates communication, particularly where the first few have either very small trees, or no public trees.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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