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

How to check if your Ancestry tree is public

If you’re new to Ancestry, you’ve probably started your family tree with a few clicks. If you’re an experienced user, you may have created several experimental trees to quickly research a possible family branch. It’s important to know that unless you deliberately chose otherwise, your Ancestry tree is public. Are you sure that’s what you … Read more How to check if your Ancestry tree is public

Strategies for Evaluating Ancestry Hints – Part 12 of our In-Depth Guide

This chapter on strategies for evaluating Ancestry hints follows on from the previous chapter on how and when these hints are generated. Here are the current chapters in the In-Depth Guide. 1: The Essential Tree 2: Entering Dates in your Trees 3: Entering Names in your Trees 4: Entering Locations in your Trees 5. The … Read more Strategies for Evaluating Ancestry Hints – Part 12 of our In-Depth Guide

How Ancestry Tree Hints Work – Part 11 of our In-Depth Guide

This chapter of our in-depth guide to Ancestry looks in detail at how Ancestry Tree Hints work. Many have a love-hate relationship with the green leaf hints, which can provide invaluable insight or be wildly inaccurate. This chapter looks under the hood at the engine that generates them. Understanding how the system works will help … Read more How Ancestry Tree Hints Work – Part 11 of our In-Depth Guide

In-Depth Guide – Chapter 10 – Your Ancestry Tree and DNA Matches

This chapter is about connecting your Ancestry tree and DNA matches. Do you look at your thousands of matches and wonder why you don’t recognize any surnames in their pedigree? Marvel at how your great grandparents were all from the same town, but your DNA are cousins strewn across three continents? If you’re interested in … Read more In-Depth Guide – Chapter 10 – Your Ancestry Tree and DNA Matches

In-Depth Guide – Chapter 9 – Send Ancestry Messages that get Replies

How do you send messages to DNA matches that are more likely to get replies? Why don’t Ancestry users respond to your messages about their trees? Ancestry don’t mention this in their marketing, but there is an unfortunate truth that is easily learned by reading social media forums. Out of the millions of Ancestry users, … Read more In-Depth Guide – Chapter 9 – Send Ancestry Messages that get Replies

In-Depth Guide – Part 8 – Ancestry Card Catalog Search

“Ancestry Card Catalog Search” is chapter eight in this in-depth series on how to use the Ancestry website for your family research. This chapter takes a close look at a somewhat hidden tool in your Ancestry bag. Back in 2009, an Ancestry staffer was surprised that many hobbyists she met at a genealogy conference had … Read more In-Depth Guide – Part 8 – Ancestry Card Catalog Search

In-Depth Guide – Part 7 – Ancestry Category Search

“Ancestry Category Search” is chapter seven in this in-depth series on using the Ancestry website to further your family research. This chapter dives into a a type of Ancestry Search also known as Filter by Category. Ever feel overwhelmed by thousands of results coming back from your Search? And decide that you’d be better off … Read more In-Depth Guide – Part 7 – Ancestry Category Search

In-Depth Guide – Part 6 – Ancestry Global Search

“Ancestry Global Search” is chapter six in this in-depth series on using the Ancestry website. This chapter looks in depth at this powerful type of Ancestry Search. The series chapters to date are: 1: The Essential Tree 2: Entering Dates in your Trees 3: Entering Names in your Trees 4: Entering Locations in your Trees … Read more In-Depth Guide – Part 6 – Ancestry Global Search

In-Depth Guide – Part 5 – the Ancestry Search Engine

“The Ancestry Search Engine” is chapter five of an in-depth guide to using the Ancestry website. This chapter looks under the hood of the Ancestry Search Engine to explain some of the more crazy-looking search results, and how to get the best outcomes from your searches. This is the series list to date: 1: The … Read more In-Depth Guide – Part 5 – the Ancestry Search Engine