Comments on: Linking AncestryDNA to Trees – Now Even to Shared Ones http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones The official blog of Ancestry Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:27:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Roger Buttermorehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-235873 Roger Buttermore Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:25:40 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-235873 I have purchased about 8 kits for near and distant family members. Of those, 3 in addition to my own have been completed, another 3 have been activated (by me) but are still being collected or in the mail, not showing processing. 2 are in limbo, I don’t know if my kin will test or not.

Anywaym of the first 3 completed:
1. I am admin for my mother. I activated her kit and administer it from my tree. Check.
2. I paid for a distant cousin. The kit was sent directly to her, but I was sent the purchase code. She previously had shared her tree with me as “Guest”. She activated the kit but purchase code apparently was not required; interestingly, her DNA results are “shared” with me. That’s nice, but not important.
3. Conversely, I paid for my daughter. Kit was sent to me, I opened it and activated it. Following the blog, she invited me to her tree as “editor”, so the results could be “owned by her but seen by me. So far, all that’s happened is that I can see her results in her tree, but she can’t. This is important!
4. Her son, my grandson, I had the kit sent directly to. He also “shared as editor” with me but activated his own. Based on my distant cousin, I expected that I would be able to “see” his kit activated, but so far, nothing. The kit is in the mail. He can see the activation, but not me.

#5. & 6. in the mail, don’t know what to expect. I activated both, but want the test subjects to “own” their own data with the same arrangement as with my distant cousin.

Why am I getting such varied outcomes to the same set of procedures?

Any help most welcome! Thank you.

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By: shirleyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234596 shirley Sun, 18 May 2014 18:25:11 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234596 As I live outside the USA can I link other DNA to my tree?

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By: N Coombshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234526 N Coombs Sat, 17 May 2014 02:41:31 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234526 C Penn ~ No, you CANNOT block certain people from viewing you as a match to their DNA. Unless two of their customer service reps at A.com are wrong. We have to remember, not everyone is doing their DNA to find long lost cousins!!

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By: Jeannette Saladinohttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234514 Jeannette Saladino Fri, 16 May 2014 19:11:41 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234514 Some of my time-consuming research was ‘switched’ over to a relative’s tree – and her information was in turn, switched over to my tree. I had extensive information on my parents, grandparents and great grandparents – she had minimal info. with ‘guesses’ and errors. This is the main reason I do not like to make my tree public, even though other DNA matches will benefit from a public tree. I also have DNA ‘hints’, etc. at the top of my matches; they are definitely close cousins; however, they do not have a tree of their own. I kind of resent others who have the test and then sit back and copy all the hard work and research from others’ trees! It should be a two-way street. I have, and do, communicate with cousins and share information, gladly; they also share with me. I have been researching since 2009 (and before, using PAF) when trees were just a number of ‘strings’ going down the page. Very difficult to follow and understand. Ancestry and Family Tree Maker have made it so much more enjoyable and easy to use.

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By: Luke Welshhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234507 Luke Welsh Fri, 16 May 2014 15:11:37 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234507 > notes always stay with the match.

I can confirm that I did not lose any notes when I re-linked her tree. Thanks. I was worried.

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By: C. Pennhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234496 C. Penn Fri, 16 May 2014 04:01:19 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234496 I would be willing to make my linked tree visible to DNA matches, but not to all members. Is there a way to do this?

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By: Anna Swaynehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234484 Anna Swayne Thu, 15 May 2014 19:57:19 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234484 S. Franklin, you don’t need to be an editor to a tree to see DNA matches. If you would like to link your DNA results to a shared tree, like Luke (who had the first comment in this post) you need to be an editor of that tree to do so.

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By: Anna Swaynehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234483 Anna Swayne Thu, 15 May 2014 19:54:30 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234483 J. Williamson, currently that is not a feature we have onsite. You can only see DNA matches and their trees if you or a family member have taken the test.

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By: Anna Swaynehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234482 Anna Swayne Thu, 15 May 2014 19:52:38 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234482 Luke, you will not lose any notes by linking your mother’s DNA to a different tree. Those notes always stay with the match.

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By: S. Franklinhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/14/linking-ancestrydna-to-trees-now-even-to-shared-ones/#comment-234481 S. Franklin Thu, 15 May 2014 19:08:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17046#comment-234481 I think a chromosome browser and “in common with tool” would be a lot more helpful than this. How many matches will allow someone to be an editor to their tree?

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