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    Are people still getting new matches?

    I used to have new Ancestry matches every day, at least a few, sometimes more, however, for the past three days I have not seen any new matches, which is unusual. I'm wondering if this due to Ancestry's announced new methodology for determining relevant matches. As far as I know, they have not started doing this yet, but maybe they are freezing their DNA matches until then?

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    I have not had any for awhile too. Then I read this blog from Roberta Estes this morning: https://dna-explained.com/. It appears appears that AncestryDNA is updating their matching parameters and rolling this updated version out soon. I imagine that is why we haven't seen any new matches recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonardo View Post
    I have not had any for awhile too. Then I read this blog from Roberta Estes this morning: https://dna-explained.com/. It appears appears that AncestryDNA is updating their matching parameters and rolling this updated version out soon. I imagine that is why we haven't seen any new matches recently.
    From what I heard, there will be less matches as Ancestry make a system where tested DNA people with "family trees" will be matched with other DNA tested people with family trees.
    So, you could be matched today and not matched tomorrow due to the DNA ................something like wikitree started last month.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vettor View Post
    From what I heard, there will be less matches as Ancestry make a system where tested DNA people with "family trees" will be matched with other DNA tested people with family trees.
    So, you could be matched today and not matched tomorrow due to the DNA ................something like wikitree started last month.
    I am totally confused.

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    I would wager it also has something to do more with the speed that their lab works as well as the number of kits sold in a given period , if a sale was going on for example. I constantly get mtDNA matches but have yet to get one Y match ever.

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    No new matches in at least five days. I guess it's related to their update. They are introducing some changes to the way they match DNA relatives.

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    I haven't seen any new matches lately either.

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    I have never had any new matches (2 years old) despite signing up and testing for a SNP pack which pushed my DNA downstream by three rungs (6 months ago). Only have five matches, one 3 mutations away (and Venezuelan - I am Irish ancestry!) and rest 7 mutations, all Irish - frankly a complete dead loss.

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    Today Ancestry DNA kicked in with my new lists. I lost a few, and gained others. From the list of the deleted ones, I don't recognize those names anyway. It looks like an improvement, assuming the matches are now more accurate.

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