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Technical Help / Re: Inviting a guest to your ancestry tree
« on: Monday 14 September 20 23:38 BST (UK)  »
Thank you both!!!

Technical Help / Inviting a guest to your ancestry tree
« on: Monday 14 September 20 17:45 BST (UK)  »
I see you can invite someone to be a guest to your tree, by using their user name (I assume if they have an ancestry account), or using their email (I assume if they don't have an account).  However, in the second situation,  to access my tree in Ancestry, does your invitee have to have an ancestry account??  And can it be non payable, as with people who can do dna tests, and access their results, without a normal subscription?

Sorry I always make things sound more complicated! Hope you get my question.  I have a nephew who I would like to invite, but don't know what I need to tell him about accessing my tree!!!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Connection
« on: Saturday 12 September 20 15:16 BST (UK)  »
Have you checked your joint matches??  If any are in your tree, or you can link them to your tree, this should indicate the likely branches to look at.

Having said that I have more than 1 match, without a tree, who don't respond to contact, who match with lots of my matches in one particular branch. Despite knowing where to look, I cant find anything to help me. Doesn't help that their user names have no particular information you can use! No helpful info. there at all!!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: New ethnicity splits on Ancestry
« on: Friday 11 September 20 15:42 BST (UK)  »
I have had 4 different estimates, since first test results in April 18 - then it was 88% Ireland/Scotland/Wales, the other 12 % being east Europe/West Europe/GB/Scandinavia/Finland & Russia & South Asian (<1%).

In May 2019 I was 100% Ireland Scotland.

My next upgrade (don't have the date to hand) I was 96% Irish/Scottish the other 4 being variations on the same theme, Northern Ireland/ Western Scotland, etc., including ?? Cumbria.

Finally today I am 79 % Irish, 21% Scottish, with the areas involved being the same as before, Connacht (Galway/Connemara), Donegal (esp. Inishowen), Northern Ireland/ Southwest Scotland and Western Scotland etc, with the inclusion of Brittany somewhere there too.  However, they all indicate what is true, as far as we are aware, we are of very nearly 100% Irish origin, though in Scotland in some cases for 200 years, and much of the origin in Ireland being from places in the north, from which people travelled back and  forth to the south and west of Scotland for a millennium. So it is  likely impossible to distinguish between the people in these areas of Ireland & Scotland, anyway.

So for me, the different ethnicity estimates have always been pretty close to what we thought, basically Irish with a wee bit of 'Scottish incomers' to Ireland in the north, probably, and then everyone transferring over to Scotland, just to confuse things a wee bit more! However how accurate they are for everyone else, well thats for everyone else to say.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA match
« on: Tuesday 01 September 20 13:46 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, actually posted this on the wrong thread - had intended to post on the ancestry/8cm thread - Sorry again,  must have been confusing, as really not the same topic at all. 
PS - thanks Gadget for the pointer to another discussion on the subject.

Looking for an emoji with blushing cheeks/embarrassment!

Ah, I see that would have been the correct thread, even though I might have 'forgotten' it was there!!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA match
« on: Tuesday 01 September 20 13:12 BST (UK)  »
On a, slightly, different subject, though still relating to the August Ancestry changes, how is it that there are many examples of matches with, say 6.0 cm shared DNA across 1 segment, with longest segment 7cM??

I'm sure it will have been brought up already, it isn't an occasional fluke, but seems quite common!

I have't had time over the last month to read many posts, too busy working, enjoying my brother's visit from France (just missed quarantine), and incessant clicking, like a lab rat, on my 6-7cM matches, to read and think!!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« on: Monday 31 August 20 22:01 BST (UK)  »
About 9.50 pm - they seem to have run, whatever it was they were running, for me anyway. I've lost about 3.5 k matches from my own match list, with about 5k off both my Dad's and my cousin's lists!!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« on: Monday 31 August 20 12:08 BST (UK)  »
Well that's me given up the ghost on tagging. Decided had to continue on manual operation as my pc is so fragile, though thanks for being in the loop regarding the 'automatic' method. Would have saved me the incipient RSI for sure!! ;D

I have fully tagged down to and including 6.5's on the 3 accounts I manage, and down to 6.0 for matches with >9 people with accessible family trees. I have started on the matches with unlinked trees, on my own account. But to be honest haven't the heart to attack this with gusto, instead I intend to indulge my other hobby, listening to folk music, specifically, the Folk on Foot 3  streamed broadcast on Youtube - about 7 hours of pure pleasure!!

Who knows, if there is time afterwards, I may go at it again for a couple of hours. 

All this assumes untagged matches disappear in a puff of smoke by tomorrow morning.  But I am still on holiday ( with nowhere to go/want to go...) So, you never know!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 11:58 BST (UK)  »
Definitely is, rubbish I mean!!

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