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Re: More Bang for Your Buck

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 3:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ah - thanks for the explanation. I got it now.

"I do not understand why Ancestry.com will not add a search function to the DNA results."

You and me and everyone else!

I guess I can see why it might be hard, though, since everyone has different matches. Do they create new searchable databases for each customer (containing *all* of that person's match tree names/dates), or do they create a search that is able to say "look for (whatever), but only search those trees attached to customers flagged as matches to this person who is logged in and doing the search"?

I have no idea. Maybe some actual programmers have theories? At FTDNA and 23andMe, you can search for text that people have manually entered into their profiles, but that's it. The search is across very static, limited, unformatted information. What we want from Ancestry seems to be more complicated... although you'd think they could at least let us search for the names of our matches. Pffft... :)
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wewilsonsc 8 Jan 2013 12:35AM GMT 
Shari S. 8 Jan 2013 2:00AM GMT 
wewilsonsc 8 Jan 2013 6:00PM GMT 
Shari S. 8 Jan 2013 10:29PM GMT 
sherburl 8 Jan 2013 10:55PM GMT 
dwohl13 8 Jan 2013 11:07PM GMT 
wewilsonsc 8 Jan 2013 11:37PM GMT 
derekbennett2... 12 Jan 2013 8:40PM GMT 
sherburl 12 Jan 2013 10:26PM GMT 
Joseph Case 14 Jan 2013 1:31AM GMT 
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