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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« on: Wednesday 12 August 20 12:11 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone worked out if we need to be tagging 8cm too or are those all safe?

Iím guessing itís not worth doing those with no trees, what about unlinked trees?
Since they introduced the decimal points and stopped rounding, I think we can assume all untagged 8.0 cM and up will not be removed. Ones without trees might have shared matches so you can't necessarily say they are of no value, but you would have to look at each individually without some other 3rd party tools like genetic affairs or shared clustering becoming available again. Also of course, ones that currently have no trees may have trees in the near future. What I am not clear about is we will actually be able to search these sub 8 cM matches in the future?

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA Query
« on: Sunday 09 August 20 14:14 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks!
I should add that you will be able to see his kit, DNA matches and ethnicity report from your own account - you will have a dropdown box that will allow you to select whichever kit you want to view. You will also be able to look at people's profiles and see if they are DNA matches to whichever kits you manage or have access to as contributor or viewer.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA Query
« on: Sunday 09 August 20 13:08 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

I have already had a DNA test done with Ancestry and have an account with them and now my husband is thinking of having his DNA test done. Does anyone know if he needs his own ancestry membership or can I add his test results to my account?

Chris
Yes he will need his own account initially, he needs to agree to the terms when you register the kit. However after this, he (or you with his permission) can go into his account and make your username the manager of the kit so you can send messages to matches, add groups, notes etc., do anything except download the DNA.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry DNA on offer! £59 + P&P
« on: Sunday 09 August 20 13:06 BST (UK)  »
Reminder last day of sale today.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« on: Saturday 08 August 20 18:14 BST (UK)  »
Just a reminder that Ancestry DNA is 20% off i.e. £59 + P&P until the end of today 11:59 BST

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/dna/

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« on: Thursday 06 August 20 14:24 BST (UK)  »
Just had a new common ancestor pop up at just over 7 cM. And have verified it is likely 'real' because I have access to other cousins DNA related to this same branch which they both also match. Sorry but I simply don't believe there is a honest reason for these removals, to 'help' us, other than, by, as Roberta Estes found of DNA Explained, was carefully hidden in the middle of the white paper, ' Storage' issues ::). As has also been pointed out in other forums, a lot of Ancestry matches are artificially reduced in size using the Timber algorithm, because Ancestry has determined you have common ancestors in highly endogamous populations i.e. Ashkenazi Jews, Amish etc. (probably often, wrongly), so the argument against many of the sub 8cM matches may be bogus from the beginning.

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The Common Room / Re: Army births and baptisms - how get a copy of the original?
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 21:33 BST (UK)  »
If itís a birth registration and youíre wanting the birth certificate, you need to use the GRO order form for Overseas Certificates. This allows free-form text entry in at least one of the fields, and you can enter the regiment there. The cost is £11.00 Ė there is no pdf option.

The GRO information sheet for Overseas certificates is here ...
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/images/CG6_1.pdf
Thanks Bookbox. I was surprised to see Regimental births baptisms and marriages go back to 1761 and can be ordered through the GRO. I had assumed it would need a visit to the Imperial War Museum or National Archives.

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The Common Room / Army births and baptisms - how get a copy of the original?
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 18:29 BST (UK)  »
As per title, does anyone know how one would get a copy of the birth or baptism record as listed on the British Army Births and Baptisms index? You have a date, regiment, volume and page reference for each named entry.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Ancestry DNA on offer! £59 + P&P
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 11:30 BST (UK)  »
For the first time during the Coronavirus crisis, Ancestry DNA is on offer, for £59 per kit + £9.99 standard postage + 1/2 price postage for each subsequent kit

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/dna/

Offer ends Sunday 9th August 23:59 BST

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