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Title: Maps and locations on Ancestry DNA results
Post by: strictlysnoopy on Thursday 17 January 19 16:07 GMT (UK)
 
     Clicked on maps and locations with a DNA match only to find that three of my grandparents have been given by ancestry different birthplaces.
    My grandfather born in South Wales has been relocated to Alaska, a g grandfather relocated to Derbyshire from Yorkshire and a gg grandmother fron Cornwall to Canada.

     Checked my own tree and found that they were exactly where they should be. So why has Ancestry made this mistake and how many other ancestors has this happened to.

        Tried to find an edit button to alter to no avail.

   Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Maps and locations on Ancestry DNA results
Post by: Gadget on Thursday 17 January 19 16:41 GMT (UK)
They do often allocate to wrong places. I've found that I have to give the full address - e;g; Plymouth, Devon, England or Glamorgan, Wales, etc. 


Gadget
Title: Re: Maps and locations on Ancestry DNA results
Post by: sugarfizzle on Thursday 17 January 19 17:04 GMT (UK)
I also find that if I have given a very full address, i.e. 1, Smithtown Road, Anyplace, England, I get reallocated to USA - never any other country however!

Regards Margaret
Title: Re: Maps and locations on Ancestry DNA results
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 17 January 19 18:35 GMT (UK)
I was looking at a person born in County Durham in 1759 on some family trees on Ancestry last week. It was Durham, Canada on one tree and Durham USA on another.
Title: Re: Maps and locations on Ancestry DNA results
Post by: strictlysnoopy on Friday 18 January 19 18:51 GMT (UK)


     Thank you all. 
          All replies very much appreciated.