Another Thought On Labeling Your AncestryDNA Matches

In “Label Your AncestryDNA Matches” we discussed the Google Chrome extension that Blaine Bettinger has created that gives AncestryDNA users eight different colors to use in categorizing matches.

As we mentioned, give the color scheme some thought before you start using it and tagging your matches with a color. Nothing is worse that realizing after you’ve invested time in using an organization strategy that you wish you’d used a different one.

Another approach to using these eight categories might be:

  • paternal grandfather–relationship known
  • paternal grandfather–relationship unknown
  • paternal grandmother–relationship known
  • paternal grandmother–relationship unknown
  • maternal grandfather–relationship known
  • maternal grandfather–relationship unknown
  • maternal grandfather–relationship known
  • maternal grandfather–relationship unknown

Just another thought. The key to any organizational strategy is to give some thought to it before using it. What works for me or another researcher might not work for you.

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