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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #81 on: Thursday 30 July 20 19:00 BST (UK) »
Iím quite annoyed ancestry are doing this. Iíve confirmed lots of matches in the 6 and 7 cm ranges. We are going to lose so much Valuable  matches that could help with confirming branches etc

I found a connection to a branch yesterday. I have an unusual surname in my tree, and I always thought that branch should be part of the big picture, but have never been able to prove it. Found a new match yesterday that confirmed it, all of 7cM, by searching on surnames.

Not happy these are being removed. I'll be searching on surnames and locations all the time until Ancestry remove them.   :'( :'(
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Cheshire - Lambert, Houghland, Birtwisle
Liverpool - Platt, Cunningham, Ditton
London - Notley, Elsom, Billett
Oxfordshire - Hitchcock, Smith, Leonard, Taunt
Durham - Hepburn, Eltringham
Berwickshire - Guthrie, Crawford
Somerset - Taylor (Bath)
Gloucestershire - Verrinder, Colborn
Dorset - Westlake

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #82 on: Saturday 01 August 20 12:26 BST (UK) »
My biggest peeve about this whole thing is of a practical nature, no matter how hard you work, ancestry locks out , you have to press the back button, or 'refresh', and bingo you are back at the top of your, say 7's list! 

It takes me about 30 mins of constant 'paging' or pressing the 'down' indicator, all the while watching for matches i might have missed on a previous occasion, paging down as I said to get to where I was checking last, as you go on 'tagging' matches, and moving on down, it works less well, you have to keep on clicking to open a match up, and finally it locks, and next time you look, you are back at the top again.

I have tried a few time to 'page' to the bottom of the list, but have never got there.  It is so dis-spiriting, even if we now have more time to do the job!! By the way, where are my forum colleagues getting the information from?? I dont see it on Ancestry, myself!

Jane

PS - By paging I dont really mean paging obviously, but simply  pressing the down arrow to move down the list, from matches I have tagged, to the ones I have not worked on yet!
Allison - Rumford Stirlingshire & Ireland
Quinn - Rumford, Glasgow, Monklands & Tyrone
Convoy - Rumford, Monklands & Tyrone
Burke - Glasgow, Clifden Galway
Duffy - Cleland Lanarkshire, Monklands, Falkirk, Ireland
Curran - Cleland, Ireland
Reynolds - Cleland, Shettleston, Tollcross, Antrim
McDermott - Cleland, Shotts, (London)Derry

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #83 on: Saturday 01 August 20 14:17 BST (UK) »
A brilliant & passionate post on this issue by Roberta Estes, and a request to Ancestry to reconsider

https://dna-explained.com/2020/07/30/ancestry-match-purge-update/


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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #84 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 08:32 BST (UK) »
They've added the decimals to the cMs but only for the lower ones - looks to be for 9cM or 10cM and below - but the system is crashing continuously and giving the 'backend services overtaxed' notice.

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #85 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 09:10 BST (UK) »
Jane I don't know if this will help but instead of looking at the whole of the 7cm list you could shorten it by searching for a number or letter in peoples names - eg search 1 then go through those - search 2, etc etc

With the letters search q, z, x but for more common letters eg e just search words eg son, ing, ter, mac, mc ...

or it's a shame you can't search for matches 7.5cm to 7.6cm etc

I've just tried searching for 0 and I'm getting "our services are overtaxed......" so probably won't help

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #86 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 09:58 BST (UK) »
They've added the decimals to the cMs but only for the lower ones - looks to be for 9cM or 10cM and below - but the system is crashing continuously and giving the 'backend services overtaxed' notice.
Not showing here, but I note if you put in a custom range of 7cM-7cM, you also get many that show 8 - I presume these are all the 7.5-7.9 rounded up.

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #87 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 10:04 BST (UK) »
on mine 10cm and higher are the same - 6cm-9cm now have decimal points eg 9.9cm across 1 segments

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #88 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 10:10 BST (UK) »
on mine 10cm and higher are the same - 6cm-9cm now have decimal points eg 9.9cm across 1 segments
Yes you are right. I just reloaded now it shows :).

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Re: Ancestry removing matches less than 8cM
« Reply #89 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 10:36 BST (UK) »
As we thought - it's in descending order.  Backend services seem to be very busy this morning!
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