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Ancestry Thrulines Anomaly
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 12:14 BST (UK) »
Anyone noticed anything strange with Thrulines today?

My husband seems to have lost a lot of his dna matches - when you hover on a person it is now often showing that he is the only dna tested descendant?  It wasn't like this on so many ancestors previously.

Is it something to do with the ethnicity update although I don't see how.

Is it something to do with adding the relationship to matches now and this has indicated that the relationships aren't what Ancestry was previously indicating - although one assumes that there is still a dna match.

Any theories anyone?

Are you experiencing this?

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Re: Ancestry Thrulines Anomaly
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 12:29 BST (UK) »
Have you checked on which trees they are using, Pheno. Mine changed when my kin modified their trees. 

PS - they had lots of problems with the DNA section last night.
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Re: Ancestry Thrulines Anomaly
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 17:31 BST (UK) »
Have had a look Gadget and they seem to be from all sorts of trees, not connected and not all on same side of family.

Maybe it is just the tail end of the trouble with the dna tabs yesterday - I haven't seen thrulines as contorted as this before.

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Re: Ancestry Thrulines Anomaly
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 18:05 BST (UK) »
I had a look and the thru line option isnt even showing on my main screen.

I got on to them by looking at a match with a common ancestor checking our relationship then had option of going back to through lines

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Re: Ancestry Thrulines Anomaly
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 18:42 BST (UK) »
I've just checked and it seems to be behaving for me. The main problem is my naughty niece who's created a new tree with her mother as the home person !
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Re: Ancestry Thrulines Anomaly
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 19:12 BST (UK) »
I feel as if I am the culprit as I have been going through each of my husband's thruline people and completing the fairly new relationship function for each dropdown match.  Quite a few of them are not within the relationship expectation from Ancestry based on the most likely relationship for that dna % so think I have probably muddied the waters and thrulines itself can't keep up with the unexpected relationships.

I sort of feel that this was always what Ancestry expected to happen as the result of people putting in actual relationships rather than their most likely calculated ones - otherwise what is the point.

Should finish this evening so will see if things change after 24 hours.

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