John Lipscomb, Hi
DNA testing is a very SINGULAR process with each company, each requiring their price.
There is no naturally occurring pool of all the testing companies' databases.
However, to 'fish in all ponds ..."
One downloads their Ancestry.com
DNA test, on to their computer.
I one has purchased research accounts with FindMyPast, and with MyHeritage one might
upload their Ancestry-com DNA data to those.
Another 'pond' is Gedmatch.
This pond is a Free for all, will accept autosomal (only) tests from all companies, and
as such will combine matches from your Ancestry.com
results with those of all the
This depends of course that all those other testers have uploaded their test data to
Gedmatch. Consequently, one might not see that same match on each of the other sites if
they have not put their data there.
DNA value is still very much in the realm of VERY SMALL databases. The small databases
are the result of low testing rates, low commitment, high privacy emotions, and the need
to have questions like yours, answered.
So if the descendants of your particular set of ancestral families have not tested, ore
are tested with different companies, and have not shared the results or data, that
smallness becomes most apparent.!
See on Ancestry to download your wife's data,
Open a gedmatch account,
Upload your wife's DNA data.
* * THAT is only the major part of the process.
The value is in having an ANCESTORS TREE uploaded to those other sites as well. Can I
assume you have one for your wife on Ancestry.com?
While it might be nice to have ALL the descendants of your ancestors in the tree, I feel
the contact loses integrity in the communication if you have already covered part of the
conversation. *** (so many [ 'C' ]s!!!. Hi hi.
Besides without explicit consent, some descendants of your ancestral tree might object
your circumventing their privacy provisions.
With BK7, export a Gedcom with just the minimum essential vital data - B,M & D. No
notes or sources. Those will be lost upon import at those sites.
Select a living ages for those whom you want to show without their information.
*>> To do that best, choose Ancestors with Families.. Remember that it is the
SIBLINGS of your ancestors that make cousins!! This provides a path for cousins to see
that you share a common ancestor( MRCA).
Upload that Gedcom to Ancestry.com
, (if not already done, or upload more recent
version), the same file to Gedmatch and to any other company with which you fancy seeing
If you (or anyone on this list) wish more direct help, please e-mail me directly or phone
me in New Zealand!!
Barry PYCROFT www.pycroft.co.nz
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From: JOHN LIPSCOMB [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 15 November 2019 3:17 AM
Subject: [STEER] Use of Ancestry DNA
A few years ago, wy wife's DNA was tested by Ancestry. We had one or two responses
from members of the Steer family - her grandmother was Lily Ann Steer from Plymouth, a
descendant of the Steers in Modbury. Devon.
How do I feed her DNA into the wider collection of Steer DNA gathered from other sources.
Is this possible or do the different DNA agencies have no means of talking to each other?
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