Comments on: Coming Soon – AncestryDNA is Evolving The official blog of Ancestry Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:48:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: L L Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:52:59 +0000 I do realize the new DNA results are an ESTIMATE and am quite pleased with my updated results.

If I could ask a question, it would be this: How do you denote the difference between a “Trace Region” that is 5% in my case and a “Region” that is 5%?”

Private vs. Public? My tree is “Private” and so is my parent’s. I was asked by a 4th-6th predicted Cousin to view my tree and I had no problem responding within 24 hours and sharing.

Problem faced with DNA matches: Close matches (2nd & 3rd Cousins) that have not responded to my messages. Maybe might consider an “Opt Out” tab for those who are only interested in finding out their Ethnicity. I wanted to take the DNA test in order to find out information for a branch of my tree where one of my ancestors was adopted and never knew the name of his father. When I received notice of the matches, I was elated. However, their non-response has let the air out of my balloon.

By: Adam Adam Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:51:26 +0000 Just got a look at my results… very nice! I was pretty disappointed with the first round of results as they were soooo generic.

This is a 100% improvement.

By: Terresa Terresa Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:53:27 +0000 I received my email that my DNA updates were available, unfortunately I cannot access the DNA page. All I get when I try to access the page is is temporarily down for system maintenance. Really? ALL day??

By: psagely psagely Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:44:57 +0000 Add me to the angry and growing list of members who would like to block private tree owners from seeing my public tree. It’s time for Ancestry to level the playing field here. Force these selfish folks to come out of their hidey-holes and play fair with the rest of us. If I cannot see their tree, I should have the option of keeping them from seeing mine.

To those who say just ask for permission to see a private tree….well, it is not as simple as asking nicely as I have written to several….asking politely for permission to view their tree…and gotten no reply….no response….nada…..nothing.

My experience has been that very few privates are willing to share even when asked nicely. Some don’t even have a way to contact them. Nice.

I don’t want to make my tree private to everyone as I appreciate and enjoy the sharing of information with others….as long as it works both ways.

And as for the excuse that some privates aren’t 100% sure of their info so they keep their trees private until they are sure everything is correct….I say phooey. Our trees are all a work in progress. The rule of the game is user beware. Anyone who blindly copies info from others without checking it out deserves what they get….mistakes and all.

If your tree isn’t perfect and someone copies misinformation, so what! If it is the best info you have at the time, it is okay to put it in your tree. If I want to use your info, it is my responsibility to verify it. No tree is EVER perfect…get over yourself!

C’mon Ancestry….take care of those who make Ancestry what it is….without the public trees you wouldn’t have much, would you? So, do the right thing and give us the option to block those private trees from scouring info from our public trees and giving us and the entire Ancestry community nothing in return.

By: L Casson L Casson Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:01:24 +0000 The new results are improved but make me even angrier about what they threw out initially. There is still one area I know is way off. I just don’t understand how you go, in 1 week, from 97% Scandinavian 3% unknown to 36% Great Britain (bogus), 25% Swedish, 23% Western Europe, 5% Irish, 11% trace (of which 5% is Iberian Peninsula, 5% Eastern Europe, <1% European Jewish). I think we are all guinea pigs for a company that doesn't know what it's doing. I have traced my lines (proven) to accept 36% Great Britain.

By: Flecia Armstrong Flecia Armstrong Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:30:07 +0000 This update is AWESOME! My updated results are much more defined than the original results and now show my known ancestry from Ireland and France. The new detailed analysis gives me more to delve into. Thanks Ancestry!

By: Steve Steve Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:09:44 +0000 My new results are in… more like what I expected…
45% Europe West
30% Great Britian
19% Ireland
6% Other (2% Finland/Russia, 2% Scandanavian, 2% Iberian Peninsula)
Still no Native American showing…but it’s likely very small %. Based on the descriptions given, and my tree, the Irish is probably actually Scottish.

By: L Casson L Casson Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:41:01 +0000 The new results are improved but make me even angrier about what they threw out initially. There is still one area I know is way off.

By: Drumboogie Drumboogie Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:34:49 +0000 Mine did not come in yet. Has this been officially rolled out to everyone?

By: Kristina Rogers Kristina Rogers Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:14:25 +0000 I absolutely love my new results. It Shows DNA that I knew should have been there but wasn’t in the old results. It was all lumped into one region. Also my husbands, before it had 17% uncertain. Well we knew what it was, and now the results reflect what they should. He’ll be happy as well I am sure.