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Effective use of the website and products of this commercial genealogy company and its subsidiaries (Ancestry.co.uk, Ancestry.ca, etc.) for your research. Please direct customer service issues (billing issues, questions about your personal subscription, the status of your DNA test kit, etc.) ...

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Half Sibling Mystery

I have somewhat recently started using Ancestry.com, so just a fair warning that I'm still learning how everything works! That being said, I am the child of my biological mother, who I know, and an ...
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Sharing more autosomal DNA with second cousin's child than with second cousin?

In my shared matches on AncestryDNA I am used to seeing matches to the children of my 2nd cousins that are less than the match I am to their parents. However, when examining my sister's DNA I see ...
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Finding biological father and half siblings in Spain using DNA?

I am 56 years old and I recently received negative paternity results from a spanish court appointed lab in Sevilla , Spain regarding half siblings, biological father is deceased. My mother will not ...
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Is this DNA match likely to be a cousin or a half sibling?

I found a 1st cousin not connected to my mom and my dad was an only child. She has 1053 cM on 40 DNA segments. I have heard people say 1st cousins can also be half-siblings? If she is a first ...
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Can half-siblings show different relationships to extended family?

My husband has found a half sibling, first on Ancestry showing a match of 1542 cm over 77 segments, and then confirmed on 23andme with a suggested relationship of "half sibling". Ancestry only showed "...
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Strategies for finding biological grandparents using DNA matches?

I need some advice to help track down my biological grandmother. My father was adopted in 1920 and died in 2000 without knowing the identity of his biological parents. I have his birth certificate but ...
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X DNA match without autosomal match but no match with his mother

My husband and I have an X DNA match of 190cM but no autosomal. His mother and I don't match unless you put it down to 3. This doesn't seem to follow any pattern.
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Identifying which husband of my great grandmother my father came from

My father was adopted. I believe that I have located his mother. Her father is my GREAT GRANDMOTHER's first husband. I have tested 3 1st cousins once removed??(Female 1 cm=673 on 29seg/female 2 cm=...
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find relatives in-common or not-in-common based on multiple people?

Out of the hundreds of DNA relatives that show up I only recognize a few. My paternal grandfather's side is a complete mystery; I haven't found one person I recognize from what I know of my family ...
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Distinguishing relationships based on DNA numbers and age difference?

I recently joined Ancestry and received several first to second cousin matches, all from what appears to be the same family. The strongest match is 1070 centimorgams and 45 segments. This woman is ...
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Understanding DNA results?

We are searching for my husband's father with nothing more than a name. We did DNA through Ancestry and the person we thought would be his half-sister Cindy came back as his first cousin 1,187 ...
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Needing further testing to determine half-sib status?

Another AncestryDNA user and I share 1,792 centimorgans across 49 DNA segments. The back story is that I'm a sperm donor baby and this user's father was a donor at the same clinic in the same time ...
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Finding father with AncestryDNA? [duplicate]

I recently tested with AncestryDNA to help find my father. I have no clue what his name is or any other information. I got the results back of potential 2nd cousins. How can I find who my father is ...
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Has Ancestry.com stopped making available gedcoms?

I stopped doing genealogy about 12 years ago, but have recently taken it up again. Last when I was doing it, members of Ancestry.com could upload GEDCOMs and download those of other members. I ...
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Importing Gedcom from MyHeritage into existing Ancestry.com tree?

I have trees on several sites since I'm able to get different information from each one, and my MyHeritage tree has lots of information that Ancestry doesn't have. I exported a gedcom file from ...
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Trying to find father using AncestryDNA?

I'm trying to help my friend find out who her biological father is. She currently has no clue. Our starting point is that she has taken an Ancestry DNA test and so has access to some 2nd and 3rd ...
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Sharing DNA with Capon family.on AncestryDNA?

My Grand Father, James Alfred Capon, was a Nurse Child. He had the family surname on a census. I am in a Family Circle with the family he stayed with. Does this mean he was their child? My ...
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What is the “household members” number in the New York birth index?

On Ancestry they have a search of the birth record index for New York City. One of the data fields is called "household members" and it has a long number. What does this mean? Here is an example:
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Is there a way to rename a surname in an Ancestry tree?

I imported a GEDCOM and the accents in the GEDCOM got misinterpreted for some surnames. I'd like to fix this by doing a global replace of one surname with another, to replace the improper Kovaïč with ...
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Making corrections to Ancestry assumed counties attributions which are incorrect?

Can anyone inform me how to get corrections made to Ancestry's assumed counties attributions, which are clearly incorrectly listed at present? There appear to me to be very large numbers of entries ...
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Evaluating Ancestry databases without active subscription?

I have found a match in Ancestry's database U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 but the description is a bit vague. For example, I cannot see whether they all have photos. I want to make sure it's ...
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Where is Daniel Trigg from Ancestry Source?

This is taken from a record page on from Ancestry for Daniel Trigg from their online database U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, which is derived from Filby: ...
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Matching unknown family member apparent from AncestryDNA?

I had my DNA test done on Ancestry, when I received my results I showed a 1051 CM match to a Sandra. I knew nothing of this person nor could we find any connection. This person lives in Wales. Rumor ...
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How is “Person” in my Ancestry.com tree related to me?

When someone on Ancestry makes a 'Comment' on someone or thing in my tree, Ancestry gives me the name of the person and a link to it (just as it does when I click 'View Person in Tree'.) When I ...
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Finding ancestors on hand-drawn family tree?

I recently discovered a family tree which was filled out by my grandmother for my mother when she was in elementary school. The tree is very basic, with names filled out everywhere, but there are no ...
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When the same name or family comes up in ancestors of DNA matches

I am pouring through the family trees of my DNA matches on both GEDMatch.com and Ancestry.com and, while it hasn't helped me solve any road blocks yet in the 2 years since I tested myself, I have ...
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Understanding whether AncestryDNA ethnicity result indicates being Multiracial?

I did an ancestry DNA test to find out my ethnicity. Obviously I'm African-American, but the test revealed to me that there were five different ethnic groups running through my blood and they were ...
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Fixing unexpected relationships shown on an Ancestry online tree?

My direct paternal ancestors have been designated as indirect on Ancestry.com (i.e. the relationship calculator shows 'grandfather of 2nd great aunt') Can I correct this myself, or do I need to ...
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Understanding matching for Shared Ancestor Hints in AncestryDNA?

This may be related to Why might number of Shared Ancestor Hints go down on AncestryDNA? but I think it is a more specific question, and so, at least for now, I do not think that it should be ...
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Why might number of Shared Ancestor Hints go down on AncestryDNA?

I only received my AncestryDNA results a few weeks ago, and so I am still learning about its functionality. One of the options that I find the most useful is its Shared Ancestor Hints because these ...
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Using Ancestry DNA Circles to distinguish fathers of children to 2nd great grandmother?

Amongst the descendants of one of my 2nd great grandmothers there is a strong family legend that her first child was conceived in the 1850s by a man other than the husband she married soon afterwards, ...
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How do I hide leaf hints on my Ancestry family tree?

Is there a way to hide the green leaf hints on my Ancestry family tree? I want to take screenshots of my Ancestry family tree so I can frame them for my sister's upcoming wedding. The only problem is ...
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Distinguishing Half Siblings from First Cousins using DNA?

My husband is adopted and we were given non identifying information by the adoption agency. After doing a DNA test on ancestry we have found his mother, unfortunately she is not open to sharing any ...
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Duplicate Identities and Persons and Incorrect Records

How do I discover the cause of and fix duplicate records on Ancestry, and on FamilySearch? How do I find the true dates and places of life events, the true names of people, and their true relation ...
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Understanding Ancestry DNA results for second cousins?

I and my dad have both done Ancestry DNA test and received the results. We are both reported to be second cousins with the same person. My dad's results shows 464 Centimorgnas over 15 segments, ...
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Finding out which DNA matches are from paternal side?

I've submitted my DNA to Ancestry and GEDmatch in a desperate attempt to match to anyone from my paternal side. I am unsure of who my father is and my mother will take that information to her grave. ...
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Searching shoebox on Ancestry.com sites?

My shoebox on Ancestry.com.au now has about 280 items in it. Sometimes I would like to review just those for a particular surname. Is there a way to search your own shoebox on Ancestry.com sites?
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Is a half-sibling match on AncestryDNA reliable, or is more testing needed?

I'm new at the DNA testing but here are my results. After receiving my DNA results in January 2016 my first match was with a known cousin who is also on Ancestry with a score of 959 centimorgans at 41 ...
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Separating trees on ancestry.com

I have been working on my family tree on ancestry.com for almost two years. Recently I've expanded the tree to include the ancestors of my brother's wife. However, this new part of my tree has now ...
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combining ancestry.com tree with external gedcom data

I shared information in an ancestry.com family tree with a relative who wanted to make additions to her side of the family. She was adamant about not wanting to create an account, so I downloaded the ...
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Removing [Null] Person and Related Hints on Ancestry?

This has happened when I am adding people and later realized they are a duplicate (multiple marriages, same mother, same father, etc). When I merged the two people it all seemed okay, until I realized ...
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How to get an elderly person to provide saliva sample for DNA?

I have an Ancestry autosomal DNA kit that we are trying to get a 95 year old woman to take and having trouble. I provided the hints that 23andme offers to my cousin that is trying to administer the ...
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Handling theories in Genealogy Software?

I happen to use Family Tree Maker, but I don't think my question is software specific. I am using cluster genealogy to solve a particularly difficult problem. As a part of this process, I have ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

I'm trying to find the 1840 census record for John Knight, b. 1793 in the 1840 census. Both Ancestry and FamilySearch list him in their index, but have no record. Here is result on FamilySearch: ...
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DNA result notification lost

I sent in the tube with my DNA /fluid on the 14th of June and had a computer crash losing everything before having received notification of my test results from ancestry.com regarding my DNA results. ...
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I uploaded a tree to Ancestry and it has old UID facts. How do I delete them?

I uploaded a tree to Ancestry from a gedcom I had created some years ago. It included some UID facts. How do I delete these from a personal member tree?
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Can I register for ancestry.co.uk if I live somewhere else?

Is it possible to register for an ancestry.co.uk account if I live in a different country? What would be the benefit of doing so? Would my tree connect better to UK member trees? I can't afford the ...
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Converting AncestryDNA 1.0 file format to 2.0 and vice-versa?

I noticed today (1 Jun 2016) that AncestryDNA.com has converted over to their new 2.0 file format, where as about a week ago they were still on the 1.0 format. Both file formats state they are ...
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Does Ancestry.com have a developer API?

I'd like to access to access data programmatically on Ancestry.com. Other sites provide their own APIs for this: e.g. MyHerigate has the Family Graph API http://www.familygraph.com/. I can't find ...
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Viewing Family Group Sheet using Ancestry.com?

Before Ancestry.com upgraded its interface a few months ago, there was a button to create a family group sheet that I often used to see at a glance whether all the children ascribed to a marriage were ...