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How do you match your AncestryDNA match?

If you have tested your DNA on AncestryDNA, you can now review your DNA matches and confirm the relationship that they have to you. Click through to your DNA Matches screen and you may be seeing the “Do you recognize them?” options on the right-hand side of your screen (if you haven't got them yet... they're coming).   Step by Step Here's the steps for confirming a relationship. 1. I'm using my brother as an example and because I knew that my match was my brother, I just clicked on the Yes button. If I wasn’t sure I could click on the Learn more button and go to the usual View Match screen. 2. Select which side of the family...

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DNA... the waiting is almost over

It's that time... the waiting time... waiting for the DNA test to process...Anticipation.... I've been researching my family tree for over 30 years. There are brick walls at the end of a lot of my lines that are just waiting to be knocked down.  Is Hector Mathieson who dies in 1865 in New Zealand the Hector McDonald Mathieson baptised in 1830 in Lanark, the son of Neil Mathieson and Janet McDonald? His children's names would suggest it is so (Neil Downey, Mary McDonald, William, Janet, Hector McDonald), but I haven't found a document that confirms this link.   His wife Jane Richardson is even more of a mystery. Her first appearance is in 1856 when she marries Hector, but no...

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