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Where Oh Where Did They Get Walliburga? Why Did the User Trees Leave Him Alone?

One would think that ThruLines would at least be consistent in presenting a lineage. That thought would be wrong. As an experiment, the family tree attached to a set of test results only included the name of the mother of the testee (Grace [Mortier] Johnson, born in 1913 in Rock Island County, Illinois). ThruLines(tm) constructed a […]

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

Any information in the “ThruLines(tm)” at AncestryDNA that appears in gray is information that has been imported from someone else’s tree. The tree from which it has been imported to create the larger displayed tree is indicated in the displayed tree. Those tree names have been removed from the images included in this post for privacy […]

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