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New Advances From Ancestry DNA

By DD / April 12, 2016
New Advances From Ancestry DNA
New Advances From Ancestry DNA

New Advances From Ancestry DNA

This is a copy of an email about new advances from Ancestry DNA that was sent out today by email to Ancestry DNA members. It doesn’t have much detail, more of a “get ready changes are coming” type thing. Last time they changed the the way they did matches, a lot of people fell off everyone’s lists. If you are looking for family, be sure to download a list of your matches now in case someone is dropped that could be important to your search.

New Advances From Ancestry DNA

New Advances in DNA Science Coming Your Way

While you’ve been exploring your DNA matches, we’ve been refining and expanding the science behind DNA matching to find your relatives. And we’ve got some exciting improvements coming your way soon.

These advancements are expected to deliver more precise predictions of who you are related to,and how closely, among the million-plus others in the AncestryDNA database. And we will be making this available for free to all AncestryDNA customers.

What does this mean for you? Your DNA match list will automatically show the new results when the update is available in the coming weeks. You ’ll receive an email letting you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, it’s business as usual. You’ll continue to get new DNA matches as we find new possible relatives as the database grows.

Of course, we can’t make your list of DNA matches more accurate without removing some of the less-accurate ones. So, while you’ll have new DNA matches to research, some of your current DNA matches may no longer appear as a relative. We’ll be providing a way for you to download DNA matches that you marked with a star or have added notes on the site that no longer appear on your updated list.

What makes this possible? AncestryDNA has quickly become the largest consumer DNA database, with 1.5 million people and growing rapidly. This is one of the major reasons our science team can develop significant improvements to finding and predicting relationships among AncestryDNA customers. We’re excited to share more details around the improvements when we release the update so you can dig into the science and technology.

So, stay tuned and look forward to the new possibilities for discoveries.

About the author


I found my birth family after 40 years of looking for them. I used DNA tests, software to sort DNA match results, family trees, contacting DNA matches and several website tools. We want to provide you a "one stop shop" with all your resources to help YOU find YOUR family.

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