Another new Ancestry feature – CMs on the Match List Page

As of late October 2018, Ancestry have released another new display feature on the Match List page: a┬árow below each match displays the number of shared centimorgans and segments. This should be a real time saver when reviewing matches by scanning the page. In combination with the other new feature I posted about, the “no … Read more Another new Ancestry feature – CMs on the Match List Page

How many of my Ancestry Matches have added or removed Trees in the Last 3 Months?

I conducted a review in May 2018 of all my DNA matches on Ancestry and recorded whether the match had a public or private tree, and whether a tree was linked to their DNA. I ran the same review three months later in August 2018, having seen an additional 15 hundred matches added during that … Read more How many of my Ancestry Matches have added or removed Trees in the Last 3 Months?

The Top 10 Ancestral Surnames across my Ancestry DNA Matches Surprised Me

In May 2018 I downloaded the direct line ancestral surnames of all my DNA matches at Ancestry. I discussed some statistical analysis on the numbers in a previous post. I then conducted some exploratory data mining of the distribution of surnames across my matches. My paternal line is African (not African-American), and I have very … Read more The Top 10 Ancestral Surnames across my Ancestry DNA Matches Surprised Me

Measuring the Usefulness of Trees of my Ancestry DNA Matches

Previously I discussed an analysis of the availability of trees across all my DNA matches. The headline figures from May 2018 were 40% of my matches had a public linked tree 27% had no linked tree but had at least one public unlinked tree 7% had a private tree 26% had no tree A total … Read more Measuring the Usefulness of Trees of my Ancestry DNA Matches