Using DNA to link individuals after a name change

Does Ancestry notify you when you have a new match?

As your new DNA matches. come in, you’ll get notified.

In fact, you can decide how frequently you’d like to receive these new match alerts by clicking ‘Manage Test Settings’ on your DNA status page.

How do I link DNA to another account?

DNA results can’t be moved from one account to another, but they can appear on multiple accounts at once if the owner (the person whose DNA was tested) or manager invites other people to see them. For help accepting a DNA invitation, see Accepting an AncestryDNA® Invitation.

Are ThruLines accurate?

Accuracy. Since ThruLines are based on the family trees of you and other members of Ancestry, they’re as accurate as the trees they’re based on. Mistakes in family trees can cause inaccurate ThruLines. Because they’re based on trees, ThruLines don’t prove your specific connection to a DNA match.

How is DNA matching done?

Your DNA data file contains a line representing each SNP we look at, indicating the base sequence in that specific location. Once your DNA data file is complete, we analyze your results and compare them to results of other kits in our database to identify matching sequences.

Why is AncestryDNA not accurate?

DNA tests may be inaccurate due to some of the reasons below: Companies compare their data from a database that may not produce definitive results. Most DNA testing companies use common genetic variations found in their database as the basis for testing DNA accuracy.

Are AncestryDNA matches accurate?

With current technology, AncestryDNA has, on average, an accuracy rate of over 99 percent for each marker tested.

How good is GEDmatch?

Because many users upload their DNA file from other sites, GEDmatch is a good place to find DNA matches. Compared to companies like MyHeritage and Ancestry, GEDmatch offers users a completely customizable experience, if you are willing to learn how to use the GEDmatch site.

What is GEDmatch?

GEDmatch is an online service to compare autosomal DNA data files from different testing companies. The website gained significant media coverage in April 2018 after it was used by law enforcement to identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer case in California.

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