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Private Trees and DNA Contacts

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Re: Private Trees and DNA Contacts

Posted: 25 Feb 2013 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Feb 2013 10:01PM GMT
Shari,

Maybe we should "bump" the thread by simply posting BTT (back to top) thus avoiding any more superfluous controversy or tense exchanges!

Smilebird,

When you register your DNA kit you are asked to link it to a specific person (presumably you) in your tree. Otherwise, it has no way of knowing who you are, especially for people with multiple trees. Note that it can't depend on the "Home" person since some people make that someone other than themselves for whatever reason. If they don't link to a person and you click on the match, you will see a drop-down of their trees and you can select one, but you still don't know who they are so you might be, no I won't say it even if it is late, "researching" up the wrong tree.

"Administered" is when the person taking the DNA test is not a member of ancestry.com, and their test is registered under a different member. The DNA match is with the administered person who shows with only initials, not the administrator who shows as a full user name.

The bulk of these are going to be people having their parents (or other relatives) tested. I had both my parents tested under my account using the "Order Another Test" button. They will show up with their initials followed by "Administered by McCorkleAustin".
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Smilebird 26 Feb 2013 4:29AM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 26 Feb 2013 4:58AM GMT 
ifrench197 25 Feb 2013 2:22PM GMT 
sarahjune58 25 Feb 2013 3:51PM GMT 
tulrose 25 Feb 2013 4:40PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 25 Feb 2013 4:56PM GMT 
smsitton 28 Nov 2012 6:02AM GMT 
Joanne Engers... 5 Dec 2012 4:55AM GMT 
dwohl13 5 Dec 2012 6:27AM GMT 
sherburl 23 Dec 2012 11:40PM GMT 
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