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How do I hide leaf hints on my Ancestry family tree?

The selector you're using (.iconLeafImageSize1.iconLeafImage.icon) is definitely still the one they use on ancestry's site. I'm not sure why the filter that was working previously in AdblockPro is no ...
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Does Ancestry.com have a developer API?

The Ancestry blog posting "External APIs: To Explode, or Not to Explode, That is the Question" in 2014 says that there is an external API: Ancestry.com (the bastion of family history) has an ...
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Does Ancestry.com have a developer API?

Yes, Ancestry has an API. No, it is not public. Ancestry so far is making it available to only a select few. On December 9, 2015, Ancestry stated that they are "exploring possible relationships ...
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Understanding Ancestry DNA results for second cousins?

You're definitely on the right track in terms of possible relationships (cross referencing the cM counts you gave with the ones http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Shared-cM-...
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If my Ancestry subscription lapses will my links to premium data still be valid?

Since this question was originally asked, Ancestry has not changed the policy quoted in Gene Golovchinsky's answer. Your tree remains intact, including the links to the content you've attached to your ...
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How to get an elderly person to provide saliva sample for DNA?

I had my 93 year old uncle take a test after he agreed to do it. I did not feel comfortable asking him to do it, or for me to attempt to administer it. My uncle was at a nursing home. I asked one ...
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Predicted percentages of shared DNA for DNA tests of half-siblings?

The ISOGG Wiki's article on Autosomal DNA statistics explains the concepts in the previous answer in much more detail -- and includes links to the AncestryDNA white paper that explains Ancestry's ...
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Can Ancestry.com DNA matches be wrong

Errors of this magnitude are possible but very very rare. I'm sorry I don't have the documentation but there was discussion on at least one of the lists/groups for genetic genealogy about a case ...
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Downloading images from Ancestry trees?

Update 2022: The Chrome extension is no longer available. Original response: In response to the comment about there being no third party app to download the Media (pictures and stories). Now there is ...
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Viewing Family Group Sheet using Ancestry.com?

In April 2016, as far as I am aware, the Family Group Sheet view has not been reinstated on the New Ancestry. However, you can access a Family Group Sheet as before by using the following URL ...
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Handling theories in Genealogy Software?

I maintain a Word document (over 260 pages now) that lists all of the events (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) of my direct ancestors in chronological order. As part of that document, I include all of ...
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Is a half-sibling match on AncestryDNA reliable, or is more testing needed?

The result should be reliable in that it shows a close relationship. As shown on the Autosomal DNA statistics page on the ISOGG Wiki, the relationship is almost certainly one of these: one of you is ...
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Unknown 1st cousin match who shares matches with both grandparents

You're starting off with a doozy of a match. Yep, something's going on here. Let's start with the shared cM project. Looking at the total cM match only, your possibilities for a 1,193 cM match ...
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Is a half-sibling match on AncestryDNA reliable, or is more testing needed?

Just a note that you should not automatically jump to the conclusion that you and your probably-half-sibling must share a father instead of a mother; young unmarried pregnant women were often ...
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Making corrections to Ancestry assumed counties attributions which are incorrect?

I suspect you are referring mainly to the GRO indexes for England & Wales. If so, the wrong county attributions have been there for years, probably close to a decade, and no attempts been made to ...
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DNA results from Ancestry

The family tree of ancestors is a binary tree (although as you move up, you will start to see nodes that are identical -- this is pedigree collapse). So if you think of each ancestor as making an ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I finally found one of them, under an area I thought I'd already checked but I now find there are a huge amount of un-indexed records there. These contain re-take fragments of other records mixed in ...
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Citing data from ancestry.com

Without seeing the specific case I can only give a general answer. If I'm understanding your description, you are looking at an Ancestry index-only database such as the England, Select Births and ...
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Finding Unknown relationships in Ancestry family trees

I had the same question today, and figured out an answer. It involves the raw GEDCOM file, but it is possible. Step 1: Export your raw GEDCOM file from Ancestry. Tree Settings Tree Info Page Manage ...
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Does AncestryDNA sequence the Y Chromosome, and if so, to what extent?

First a comment on terminology – AncestryDNA and none of the autosomal DNA testing companies do "DNA sequencing". They do use single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and/or short tandem ...
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Keeping family trees up-to-date or synchronised between websites

What kind of trees are we talking about anyway? I'd like to address some misconceptions that are in your question before I answer your question directly. You wrote: If you ask me, one of their goals ...
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Does Ancestry.com have a developer API?

When I was debugging a login problem with Family Tree Maker I could see that it was calling a .Net WCF web service. At the time it was possible to just tack ?wsdl on the end of the URL and get a full ...
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How long do results typically take for AncestryDNA test?

The Ancestry forums have monthly postings where customers share their DNA kit processing times. Links to times for 2016: Share your January processing times Share your February processing times
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Searching through family tree on Ancestry.com by LOCATION?

I realize this thread is a couple years old, but since I searched for this very thing today I thought I'd add how I did accomplish this, online at Ancestry, using just my family tree. When you are ...
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My family tree on Ancestry..I cannot find this feature any more "Find a person in this tree"

The two ways that I use to do this in Ancestry.com now are both one click away from the front page. The first method is to: click the GO TO TREE button in the middle of the front page click the FIND ...
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Predicted percentages of shared DNA for DNA tests of half-siblings?

The range of DNA shared between half-siblings and first-cousins overlaps (see The Latest Results from the Shared CM project); you and your half-sibling might have a shared DNA amount at the low-end ...
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Has Ancestry.com stopped making available gedcoms?

I cannot comment on whether a GEDCOM could be downloaded from Ancestry.com 12 years ago but in the 7 years that I have had an Ancestry.com.au account the only GEDCOM facility for download that I have ...
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