Ancestry Survey About Compiled Information in AncestryDNA Circles

Ancestry.com asked me for my opinion of the new compiled information in the DNA circles. These screen shots are part of my response. I’m a big fan of the DNA circles at AncestryDNA because it facilitates the sorting of matches.

I’m not a big fan of Ancestry.com algorithmically compiling information from user-submitter trees to create “ancestor profiles.” I realize one can’t stop submitters from submitting erroneous information–we all have errors in our trees after all. It’s just that some of those errors are a little more egregious than others (children born 100 years before their mother and 100 years after their father) and it’s always more frustrating when the errors are submitted by someone else.

We will see if I hear back from Ancestry.com about my survey results. 

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