Author: mjnrootdig

Getting Through the ThruLines(tm) at AncestryDNA: Part II

After some experimentation, I’ll keep using “ThruLines”(tm) while keeping the following things in mind: DNA may not lie, but online trees do. “ThruLines”(tm) is great for an initial sort of matches that have attached trees with shared ancestors. You still need to work on documenting the connection because some trees have errors, some trees are […]

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ThruLines(TM) Trees are Suggestions

  Your tree has not been changed with ThruLines(TM). What’s white is from your tree. What’s gray is from other trees in the set of trees at Ancestry.com. ThruLines(TM) indicates the submitter of the tree from which the “is box” information has been obtained. Those gray boxes are showing you the suggested connection between the DNA […]

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Working with ThruLines(TM) at AncestryDNA Webinar

We’re excited to offer an hour-long presentation on the new ThruLines(TM) functionality at AncestryDNA. This functionality makes it easier to organize and sort some of your DNA matches at AncestryDNA. The session was held on 17 March 2018 and includes: understanding  where the information in the tree comes from–what’s yours and what’s someone else’s; basics […]

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Calculating An Age Range

Ages given in any document can easily be incorrect. That doesn’t mean they should not be analyzed. The Civil War pension for Riley Rampley provides six ages for him at different times. I was curious just how consistent these ages were. The six ages provided in the pension application are shown on the chart. The […]

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Which Great-grandchild Are You?

Regular readers know that I’m not a big fan of writing prompts, memes, or other activities that I loosely categorize as “busy work.” I’ve got a long list of things to write about as it is, don’t really follow the crowd in any way shape or form, and usually need to see a reason behind […]

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A Post About a Triple Relationship

This 5th cousin 1 time removed and I share 111 cM of DNA over 4 segments. The screen shot in this image is from AncestryDNA but this post is not about any one specific DNA site. 111 cM of DNA is unusual for 5th cousins 1 time removed to share (the “Shared CentiMorgan Project” by Blaine […]

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Responsibly Using “ThruLines(tm)” at AncestryDNA

To begin with, remember that the only DNA matches that appear in “ThruLines(tm)” at AncestryDNA are those who have trees attached to their results. Their tree may be hidden but they will still show and, in some cases, the names in their genealogical connection may be displayed on your “ThruLines(tm)” results page. One current advantage of using “ThruLines(tm)” […]

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