Impact of Ancestry removing your DNA matches in 2020

Latest update 24 July 2020: Ancestry personnel have informed several users that the removal of matches will be delayed to early September late August starred matches will not be removed cM decimal places will be shown so you can tell which are below 8 cM My only sources for this are from Facebook groups. Ancestry … Read more Impact of Ancestry removing your DNA matches in 2020

In-Depth Guide to Ancestry – Part 1 : The Essential Tree

This is Part 1 of an in-depth guide to Ancestry DNA. We aim to take you from beginner to advanced use of Ancestry’s features. The series of tutorials will help you understand and master topics including: Ensuring you have an effective tree on Ancestry Making the most of your Ancestry DNA Matches Understanding DNA to … Read more In-Depth Guide to Ancestry – Part 1 : The Essential Tree

Should you use RootsMagic to back up your Ancestry Tree?

I’ve been looking for a way to back up my Ancestry tree that is better than Ancestry’s export option, which leaves your uploaded photos and documents behind. Both the free and paid versions of RootsMagic 7 will download your Ancestry tree with the associated records, images, and documents. You can also upload your local RootsMagic … Read more Should you use RootsMagic to back up your Ancestry Tree?

Download your Ancestry tree to GEDCOM – A Complete Guide

Ancestry gives you the ability to download your Ancestry family tree to a GEDCOM file on your local computer. Not sure what a GEDCOM file is and what you can do with it? Are you aware that some photos and documents in your tree will not be exported?  We’ll cover all that after this quick … Read more Download your Ancestry tree to GEDCOM – A Complete Guide

More Tips for Ancestry Hints – Part 13 of our in-Depth Guide

This chapter of tips for Ancestry hints follows on from the previous chapter on strategies to evaluate your hints. More tips for Ancestry Hints finishes a three-part mini series of articles on the Ancestry Hints system. So if you haven’t seen them, check out the other chapters with the links below. The In-Depth Guide chapters … Read more More Tips for Ancestry Hints – Part 13 of our in-Depth Guide

Security Breaches and DNA Testing Websites – July 2020

July 2020 has been a bad month for security hacks and breaches in the world of genealogy and DNA testing websites. On 19th July 2020, GEDmatch (owned by Verogen) announced a security breach on their Facebook page. They took their website down to address the issues, and it is still down at the time of … Read more Security Breaches and DNA Testing Websites – July 2020

How to change the Home Person on an Ancestry tree

This question pops up every now and then, so this article gives a step-by-step guide on how to change the home person in your family tree on Ancestry.com. Changing the Home Person on Ancestry To change the home person on an Ancestry tree, go to the Tree Settings page. The first tab shows “Tree Info”, … Read more How to change the Home Person on an Ancestry tree