Comments on: Connecting to Your DNA Matches — 2.7 Million AncestryDNA Hints Available to Discover The official blog of Ancestry Tue, 26 May 2015 00:56:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: Judy Archer Brucker Judy Archer Brucker Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:57:51 +0000 I have received a 1st cousin 99%. He does not have a tree because he does not know any of his ancestors because of adoption. We MUST share a lot of DNA. What do we do now?

By: DNA Hints – Providing More Clarity To My DNA Results DNA Hints – Providing More Clarity To My DNA Results Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:06:46 +0000 [...] week we announced that the AncestryDNA team collectively has found 2.7 million DNA hints. 10 days later, we are nearing 3 million DNA hints – and the number is increasing as more [...]

By: Nancy Thornton Nancy Thornton Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:57 +0000 I heartily agree with Rick Waggener.
We need to be able to compare multiple DNA test results for better information. I also currently have 7 DNA results with two more waiting in the wings to be tested.
Would also be helpful if we could compare two or more of our own results. This would be especially helpful for those that are missing a key segment of their ancestry, i.e. a parent’s name.
Sometime youe have a match with no common names that we see right away. If we could take two or more of those matches to us with no common names and compare them with each other for commonalities. It might give us a new direction to look in.
Yes Please Ancestry get on the ball, we have been making suggestions for months now. How about a little more help please.
Thank you for what you are or have done to this point. Let’s just move forward now.

By: Lenetta Lenetta Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:29:05 +0000 Hello I DNA test Jan 4 2014 been over 8 week havnt got DNA result ..I dont understand dont heard anything on here my Ancestry websit…it something wrong ..Please help.. THANK YOU

By: Rebecca Pratt Rebecca Pratt Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:24:24 +0000 I have matches that have a shared ancestor, yet do not show as having a shared ancestor. Makes me wonder how often things are updated as we grow our trees. How long should I expect it to take before the match is in my shared ancestor list?

By: Richard Dale Richard Dale Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:26:51 +0000 Also waiting for the day that Autosomal testing can be IMPORTED from other sources (such as FTDNA).

I was lucky enough to have got on board the early beta of Ancestry DNA testing here in Australia – it all went very smoothly. However, pretty much all of my matches are from people in the US. I have no heritage in the US – it’s mostly in the UK so am missing a huge chunk of the world for intermediate matches!

C’mon Ancestry – raise your game here please!

By: akgagliani akgagliani Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:01:23 +0000 Waiting for the day when Ancestry opens up the Autosomal testing to people from other countries or regions, for instance, those residing in Canada and Europe?

By: Christine Christine Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:10:56 +0000 Please edit/correct name where it says:
”build out your tree on”

(Trump would fire you from The Apprentice for that error, lol, but I sure would love to see an themed episode!)

By: Ardine Burgess Ardine Burgess Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:58:20 +0000 I have had several close matches, but I haven’t been able to link names.
I was adopted, I know that my birth mother’s name was Dorothy Stanley, but I have no idea what my birth father’s name was. I have some indication that her maiden name may have been Montgomery.

I am just happy to finally know that there were a lot of half truths in what my adoptive parents were told. I was told my nationality was mostly German and some Irish. Wrong. Scandanavian, Irish, a little German, a little Iberian Penninsula, and a few other things. I also found out that I do have or had either a full or a half sibling (I learned this through searching records at the county seat of the county I was born in).

It’s wild to find out that there are people I’m probably related to that I didn’t give birth to!

By: Rick Waggener Rick Waggener Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:43:52 +0000 I wish there was some way to compare the “matches” for two different persons. I have six different DNA tests: myself, my mother and my deceased father’s brother; my wife, her father and her deceased mother’s sister. Any matches that I have in common with my mother or my uncle, support connections to those different lines in my tree. The same with my wife, her father and aunt. Right now I have access to all these trees and can look at these common matches, but doing so is tedious and takes a lot of time.

There are other comparisons between one on my tests and tests of other persons that would be similarly of value. These would require permission between both parties, but the results would show a lot. Common matches would further confirm common known or unknown connections. Comparing the matches for several known kin, would even further confirm those connections.

This would be something really significant, if you could make it happen.

Rick Waggener