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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #54 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 18:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Jill that is very helpful.
I have used 23andme so I will not be able to place my results on Ancestry but hope to use other sites like MyHertiage.
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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #55 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 18:40 GMT (UK) »
Sorry again if this is a daft question,Jill, but does the list of matches actually NAME the matches e.g. is your daughter's name given?

I ask because Pheno mentions a search for name facility.

I'm confused!
BRICKWALL - WILLIAM HORWOOD bn c.1779 in or near Berks. N.B. NOT s/o William & Joanna in Waltham St Lawrence.

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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #56 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:14 GMT (UK) »
this info is great - and really appreciated

thanks

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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #57 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:14 GMT (UK) »
You won't necessarily know the match's name unless they used their real name.

The name search looks for surnames in their tree, which isn't necessarily an ancestral name of the tester.  For this reason I prefer matches with smallish trees and not thousands of people.  For one person I manage I've put a tree that is mostly the straight pedigree.

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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #58 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:20 GMT (UK) »
Yes every match is associated with a username but that doesn't necessarily give you any clue as to who the person is or what name you match with.

At the top of the page is a search facility that you can either use with a name or a place or both and then it should search your list of matches for anyone whose tree contains the name or the place or both if that is your search term.

However, as I recounted with my Murphy search, lots of my matches have a tree containing the name Murphy but are not necessarily anything to do with my Murphy's about whom I know next to nothing.  And adding Ireland in the place box does nothing to reduce the number of matches.

However searching with one of my much less common names sifts out loads of matches reducing the hits to one page and then combined with an associated placename (which you can really only do if these named persons have resided in one place for any reasonable length of time) it will likely reduce the matches even more and quite likely point to a real match.

As I said just get used to it first - difficult to visualise when you don't yet have access to the dna pages.

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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #59 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Pheno - again!

You're right - I'm putting the cart before the horse, and shall have to wait and acclimatise!!  8)
BRICKWALL - WILLIAM HORWOOD bn c.1779 in or near Berks. N.B. NOT s/o William & Joanna in Waltham St Lawrence.

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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #60 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 23:25 GMT (UK) »


I am all panicky too .. stupid I know.

so now its all done just have to wait and see if I did it right..

How many get sent back  --- ha ha ..

just going to forget about it now and await any poss.results.

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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #61 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:22 GMT (UK) »
I got all excited when I noticed an email from AncestryDNA this morning, unfortunately it was short lived as 'after multiple attempts we were unable to use the sample you sent'.

A new kit (no charge) is on it's way to me.

Jay 
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Re: so are the results of test worthwhile
« Reply #62 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:34 GMT (UK) »
Yes I worry about that too...  I did everything as told to... but ---- just got to get on with this exciting life and forget about it till and or if...

(can life be classed as exciting if all I do is just chase dead rellies... I wonder ... well  that is all there is at the moment.... sad to say, (miserable winter mood) its the nearest mad house for me and soon at this rate.. then they can all visit me.)

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