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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thank You AncestryDNA

Some of you have read about my disappointment with AncestryDNA. I spent $400 on tests for myself and three family members and had thousands of matches - almost 20,000 to date. So much so, that I had to back away. I no longer checked the site for matches regularly and even when I checked, I looked at very few of the matches. 

Well, last night was different - AncestryDNA added a new search. I can search all the trees of my matches for family names or locations. 

This is a great help. I put "Giddens" in the search and could see all those who also have a Giddens in their tree. It won't tell me how I am related, but only that there is a possiblity.  However, this gives me a good direction for my research. So far, I found some really good clues for my Glynn, Giddens, Bryan and Hairston family research. 

It's not a perfect solution. Some matches don't have family trees and if the  researcher has incorrect information, I might be barking up the wrong tree. 

So thank you to AncestryDNA. I love the new search, but still want a more "advanced search" such as a chromosome browser. I don't like having to spend more money to submit my DNA to other sites.


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