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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 16 July 20 08:30 BST (UK) »
I have 5 'Common Ancestor' matches at 6 cM. They are 3 x 5th cousins and 2 x 4th cousins once removed and 4 'Common Ancestor' matches at 7 cM. They are 1 x half 6th cousin, 1 x 5th cousin once removed, 1 x 5th cousin and one as close as 3rd cousin once removed.
Although I haven't broken down any brick walls with these matches, they have all supported the paper trail.
One of my objects for doing a DNA test was to try to identify my 3 x great grandfather. If he had children with another woman, any living descendants of my generation would by my half 4th cousins, If not, but if any of his siblings had descendants they would be my 5th cousins. The match, if there is one, could well be 6 - 7 cM.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 July 20 09:22 BST (UK) »
Roberts Estes latest blog-will it help ? :-\

[New post] Ancestry to Remove DNA Matches Soon Preservation Strategies with Detailed Instructions

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 16 July 20 09:49 BST (UK) »
Roberts Estes latest blog-will it help ? :-\

[New post] Ancestry to Remove DNA Matches Soon Preservation Strategies with Detailed Instructions

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 16 July 20 10:12 BST (UK) »
Roberts Estes latest blog-will it help ? :-\

[New post] Ancestry to Remove DNA Matches Soon Preservation Strategies with Detailed Instructions

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This article says
'Remember, the only matches in jeopardy are the ones from 6 to 8 cM inclusive'

I thought only 6 and 7 were going.

Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 16 July 20 10:24 BST (UK) »
That's ridiculous if they do that.  I have quite a few that I know the link to and , like you, some in Common Ancestors.

Maybe we should all complain to them.

Thanks for telling us  :)
What is the justification? I have about 15 common ancestors from 6-7 cM on all my accounts, most of which I can tell are real matches because they are close relatives of other people who match at a higher level. Where exactly can we complain to? There are the ancestry forums and blogs perhaps. The workaround of marking current matches, obviously won't help for any future matches who will just disappear into the ether.

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 16 July 20 10:35 BST (UK) »
What is the justification?

Roberta's blog explains some of that. Blunt instrument to sort their platform issues. Didn't know they'd sent cease and desist orders to people using third party analysis tools. At Roberta points out, if Ancestry themselves provided the tools, people wouldn't need to use third parties.

An 18 million database bully they have become.

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 16 July 20 11:04 BST (UK) »
What is the justification?

Roberta's blog explains some of that. Blunt instrument to sort their platform issues. Didn't know they'd sent cease and desist orders to people using third party analysis tools. At Roberta points out, if Ancestry themselves provided the tools, people wouldn't need to use third parties.

An 18 million database bully they have become.
Basically short sighted money grubbing behaviour as far as I can see! God knows how many subscriptions they have that people sign up to monthly and just forget and let go on for years, make millions from that no doubt! The only plus point is it might encourage people to download the DNA and upload to other sites that do allow proper analysis, i.e. GEDMATCH and MyHeritage and might eventually bite Ancestry on the arse when people see 23andme and MyHeritage more favourably because of better analysis tools and just buy tests straight from them.

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 16 July 20 11:30 BST (UK) »
Roberts Estes latest blog-will it help ? :-\

[New post] Ancestry to Remove DNA Matches Soon Preservation Strategies with Detailed Instructions

Kim

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This article says
'Remember, the only matches in jeopardy are the ones from 6 to 8 cM inclusive'

I thought only 6 and 7 were going.

We may have to wait to see which ones go. Roberta Estes says that she didn't listen to the conference call.

Peter Calver did listen to it, and he reports that matches under 8 cMs will be removed, indicating to me that 8 cMs and over will remain, though I may have interpreted wrongly.

Ancestry hasn't made an announcement to Joe Public yet, that I know of.  When they do, it may become clearer.

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 16 July 20 11:56 BST (UK) »
Oh that's annoying!
I've found some useful matches in the lower numbers.
So is putting them in a colour coded group enough to 'keep them'?

Lisa