Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome AncestryDNA cousins!

Welcome! Nice to meet you!

I am always thrilled to "meet" a new cousin.  A little about me: I am 45 years old, and I have 6 children (2 grown, 4 at home), and 3 cats.  I am a DNA and genealogy nut!  I live in Ontario, Canada.

Since AncestryDNA does not show actual matching segment data it would be very helpful if you uploaded your data to FTDNA and Gedmatch.

You can upload your raw data from AncestryDNA to FTDNA FREE by going here.  Please let me know if you are at FTDNA as well so I know which AncestryDNA ID is which person at FTDNA.

*NEW* After you have unlocked your kit at FTDNA you can upload to Geni FREE as well.

It is also Free to upload your data to GEDMATCH. If you do this, or have already done this, then please let me know your Gedmatch kit#.  This will also allow me to see if you match other relatives as expected. You can find more information about Gedmatch here

You can also upload your DNA data free to MyHeritage.

If you are comfortable sharing, I would love an invite to view your AncestryDNA matches as well. You can do this by going to "Settings" (looks like a little wheel icon) from your AncestryDNA Home Page. Partway down the page is a "Invite others to access DNA results". This will allow me to see who we match in common if they are smaller matches. You can invite me as username yourlinktothepast or email krisgenealogist (at)

If you or any other known relatives who have tested at AncestryDNA or 23andMe or FTDNA or MyHeritage please let me know as this may help us work on finding and/or confirming our common ancestors.

My tree on Ancestry shows pretty much all my ancestors, but you may find a complete list of my direct lines only here.  

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