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    New Ancestry DNA Match Icon in Pedigree

    Notice the new doohickey at Ancestry that enables you to identify dna matches in your pedigree and connect to them so a little icon shows up in your pedigree indicating the match? The icon enables you to move back and forth from the dna match to the pedigree and vice versa.

    I like it.

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    I apologize if someone here has already mentioned this, but I just noticed it this morning.

    Now, if Ancestry would only just provide y-dna and mtDNA results. Then we'd be cookin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    Notice the new doohickey at Ancestry that enables you to identify dna matches in your pedigree and connect to them so a little icon shows up in your pedigree indicating the match? The icon enables you to move back and forth from the dna match to the pedigree and vice versa.

    I like it.

    Ancestry_dna match indicator icon_28 March 2020.jpg

    I apologize if someone here has already mentioned this, but I just noticed it this morning.

    Now, if Ancestry would only just provide y-dna and mtDNA results. Then we'd be cookin'.
    I have not been a fan of AncestryDNA, but given the reality that it has the largest database, I am about to break down and order its test (and re-subscribe to Ancestry.com).

    This DNA badge seems interesting. Given that since I got into genetic genealogy I have found NPEs by my patrilineal great, 2nd great, and 3rd grandfathers, I expect to find a bunch of cousins who do not want to be my cousin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J Wyatt III View Post
    I have not been a fan of AncestryDNA, but given the reality that it has the largest database, I am about to break down and order its test (and re-subscribe to Ancestry.com).

    This DNA badge seems interesting. Given that since I got into genetic genealogy I have found NPEs by my patrilineal great, 2nd great, and 3rd grandfathers, I expect to find a bunch of cousins who do not want to be my cousin.
    They could do better, but, as you said, the database is huge, and it's good to have one's pedigree there for posterity.

    That's one of the reasons I like this tool. Once I'm gone, I hope it enables any of my relatives who decide to carry on with genealogy after me to see which parts of the tree have biological as well as documentary support.

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    Would the surname need to match to get the badge or would Ancestry.com take into account time and location information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J Wyatt III View Post
    Would the surname need to match to get the badge or would Ancestry.com take into account time and location information?
    You are completely in charge of making the connection. For example, one of my matches uses his adopted surname to identify himself. I have him in my pedigree listed with his biological father's surname, but I had no trouble making the connection.

    Another of my matches has an Ancestry username that bears no resemblance to his actual name, and he hasn't posted a pedigree at Ancestry. But I know who he is; he shares my surname and is an exact 37-marker y-dna match at FTDNA. I had no trouble connecting the match at Ancestry. (He's the 88-year-old son of one of my grandfather's first cousins.)
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    I can't find the indicator .
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey View Post
    I can't find the indicator .
    Look in your dna matches. Click on the name of any of your matches, but preferably one who is in your pedigree already. There's a little symbol there to the right of the match's name. If you have that person in your pedigree, click on that symbol, and you can search for him or her by name and add the icon to his or her entry.

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    If the match is not in your pedigree, you will have to figure out how to place him/her in it. Otherwise, the icon is of no use.
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    I am trying to understand this new feature. Do I need to have a DNA match listed by name in my family tree to see this icon?

    I have purposely left identified living DNA matches out of my family tree by ending branches at their parents or grandparents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimB View Post
    I am trying to understand this new feature. Do I need to have a DNA match listed by name in my family tree to see this icon?

    I have purposely left identified living DNA matches out of my family tree by ending branches at their parents or grandparents.
    Yes; every match among your dna matches will have the little symbol that allows to you to add the icon, but you can only add it to people in your pedigree.

    You are the only person who can see living people in your pedigree. To others they show up merely as "Living", minus name and personal details, even if the dna match icon shows up.

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    When you add it, does your match get a notification that you put the presumed common ancestor in your tree?

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