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Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Re: Where would i find
« on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:51 GMT (UK)  »

although having looked at the coverage, I'm not sure the site will be of use for this instance, but it might be useful in future - transcripts of some Worcestershire parish registers are available online via membership of Malvern Family History Society.

The Common Room / Re: What's happened to Thru-lines on Ancestry?
« on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:35 GMT (UK)  »
it all seems very erratic at the moment, for the last couple of days, scrolling wasn't working, so it was only showing 3 4th to 6th matches, before starting on distant, but not 'scrolling' on further.
no info or icon for trees at all on the shared matches beta screen.

as there seems to be something different either not working or not there every day, I'm inclined to think it's 'them' (not us)  :)

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: new beta on ancestry dna results
« on: Thursday 07 March 19 20:04 GMT (UK)  »
Noticed this today - the numbers have been added to the categories under the 'all matches' drop down menu.
I like it, but looking at the number of distant matches, (personally I have found it relevant to look at some of these, particularly those not far below the 20cMs), even if I only wanted to look at say 10% of the total, I can't see how I could scroll through that many.

I think we need to be able to apply multiple filters and/or divide the distant matches into smaller groups according to cM's otherwise they are 'lost'.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry DNA delays
« on: Wednesday 06 March 19 10:23 GMT (UK)  »
After a few days with no new matches, I've had a batch today so maybe the database has been overloaded with the new beta system  :-\

yes, same for me.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: new beta on ancestry dna results
« on: Wednesday 27 February 19 12:41 GMT (UK)  »
Has anyone, who wasn't on the new beta interface, clicked to try these new 'features'?
If so, have all your results gone to the new/scrolling interface?


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: new beta on ancestry dna results
« on: Wednesday 27 February 19 09:50 GMT (UK)  »
thanks Steve,

that wasn't there yesterday.  It's too bad it doesn't have the option to get out of the scrolling pages beta.
I think the new filters are good, but would like the results in pages.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: cMs shared
« on: Sunday 24 February 19 12:53 GMT (UK)  »
I took a look back at the ones that shared match to me but not my dad. By clicking on their names you can see if they come up as a match for the two tests of my dad and me.
                                       The people in question are in fact distant cousin type matches for my dad. I believe the system only does 4th cousin or closer type matches on the shared matches list, hence why my dad doesnít show up on the shared match list between me and the cousin.

I was going to ask if you'd looked at the profile page of the dna match person, as if you have 2 tests you can view/or manage, you can see both there (going between which of 'your' tests you are viewing) and that catches the cMs that are below 20 for the distant matches.  It is also handy for showing if the shared match person manages any other tests, and then you can see which of those you match with.  It's all nicely accessible on that profile page.

On two of them I share more centimorgans of dna (about 1 or 2 cms) than my dad does. This tips them over the edge to qualify as 4-6th cousin rather than distant cousin matches. It seems that sometimes there can be dna data either side of the actual inherited dna that by coincidence matches these people. Possibly from dna from my mum maybe that happens to be the same by coincidence, at least thatís what the two articles above say.

Very confusing but clearly we need to be careful about fully relying on the ancestry matches. Itís a shame that more people havenít got decent family trees uploaded as thatís really the useful bit. The ethnicity bit is fun but I donít take it as gospel.

I'm finding it fascinating and addictive even though I may have to think things through a few times to grasp them.   :)


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: new beta on ancestry dna results
« on: Saturday 23 February 19 14:37 GMT (UK)  »
I'm confused about this because there was a big change last ?summer/autumn. Margaret started a thread,  It was announced discussed here:

Are you sure that it is another version, since there have been no announcements or discussions as there was to the last one.


just had  a look at the blog post you linked to, I don't think they have 'changed' the ethnicity report in this beta - well apart from the fact that the first time I looked that whole page was missing (it's there now) - this beta seems to be all about the lists.

And if it is supposed to be something to make dna 'more fun', then it's not working for me   ;D >:(

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: new beta on ancestry dna results
« on: Saturday 23 February 19 12:06 GMT (UK)  »
Would I be wrong in thinking that this beta might only be on mobile devices i.e. iPads, Amazon Kindles etc?
I'm on a pc, not mobile.

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