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Ancestry is Putting You in Charge of Your Searches!

Ancestry is Putting You in Charge of Your Searches!

Choices This week Ancestry.com revealed that they are adding the ability to let users choose how loosely or tightly the search algorithms adhere to the keywords you’ve entered. The problem with any search engine is that if you narrow the search to tightly match a keyword, you will eliminate the inevitable errors that lie in records created by human beings, variations in name spellings, typos in birth dates, or paperwork that is misfiled. On the other … Read entire article »

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New Feature at Ancestry.DNA Matching Leaf Hints!

New Feature at Ancestry.DNA Matching Leaf Hints!

Yesterday, I noticed that some matches on Ancestry.com had little leaves next to them where the ‘locked’ icon would be. When I opened them up, sure enough there was a match! Beware though, not all matches are indicated by a little leaf. None of my 4-6 level matches show them even though some of them do match my current relative tree setting.   Here’s something extra kewl or extra annoying depending on how it goes… they have … Read entire article »

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New DNA Testing Service: AncestryDNA Sends Mass Email Offer in Error

New DNA Testing Service: AncestryDNA Sends Mass Email Offer in Error

AncestryDNA   In case you haven’t heard, Ancestry.com, the highly successful genealogy record searching and family tree building business, is getting into the DNA testing business. Called AncestryDNA, it is, in concept, a beautiful match up of science and art. For some time Ancestry.com has offered yDNA and mtDNA testing which only traces your direct paternal or maternal line respectively. Now, with the addition of autosomal testing, they have become a much more full service ancestry service … Read entire article »

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