In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss three tools we love in AncestryDNA for sorting and using cousin matches. In addition to those three tools, we discuss some of the new features that AncestryDNA just announced at RootsTech as well! We talk about adding notes to your matches, using the shared match tool, and using unlinked family trees. We also discuss the new beta features called “New & Improved DNA Matches” that you can sign up for. This includes new ways to filter, relationship probabilities, and adding colors to groups of matches. Lastly, tune in to hear how Diana makes an exciting discovery (during the podcast) using the new AncestryDNA ThruLines™ Tool.
Size of Ancestry’s Testing pool – correction – as of April 2019, there are about 15 million (ISOGG Wiki)
Screenshot of Diana’s ThruLines Discovery – Benjamin Cox
Ancestry Beta – click here to sign up for the beta features
Ancestry Tools in Beta for Genetic Genealogy – Nicole’s blog post about the new AncestryDNA tools
Ancestry DNA Matches: 3 Tools You may not be using – Diana’s blog post
Relevant blog posts
Ancestry Tools for Genetic Genealogy by Kelly Becker and Neal Varner – RootsTech Video 2019
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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