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Old 05-10-22, 19:06
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Default Ancestry showing which side each DNA match is on - beta release

I know this has previously appeared briefly for some people and then disappeared, but I have just noticed it when looking at DNA matches, and hopefully it has been launched properly this time!

At the top of the DNA match list it says "By parent BETA" and then matches which weren't already marked as Father's side / Mother's side / Paternal side / Maternal side are now marked as Parent 1's side or Parent 2's side. You have to figure out who is Parent 1 and who is Parent 2. Some will say Unassigned. You (may) have the choice to change the labels when you have determined which parent is which.

I don't know how accurate these are yet - but it is in Beta so presumably still being tweaked.
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Old 05-10-22, 22:21
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I've had a look through some of my matches and it seems to be pretty accurate as far down as I looked (about 29 cM) though there were a few "unassigned".
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I've had a look through some of my matches and it seems to be pretty accurate as far down as I looked (about 29 cM) though there were a few "unassigned".
Mine is pretty much the same as yours but a couple of mystifying results.

Two of my closest matches, my first cousin and my first cousin's daughter both female and I am related via my maternal line has an exclamation mark and maternal side in red but the notes say they are both sides of my family paternal and maternal! No idea how they come to that conclusion.

Edit: I have just looked at how they work this out and it makes my closest matches being related to both parents more mystifying! The reason Maternal side is now in red font is because I manually assigned them and Ancestry DNA comparisons disagree.

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Old 06-10-22, 08:17
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Meanwhile chez Phoenix, the site keeps crashing. I shall wait...
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The allocations seem reasonable so far, which is a relief. I get worried when Ancestry tells me my mother has Scottish heritage.
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It's not working for me either ...
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Ah, actually, the search isn't working, but I am now seeing Parent 1, Parent 2 or Unassigned in the list of matches. Most are Unassigned, which is a pain, but some are allocated, although one that should definitely be on my Mum's side (I've met her) is allocated to my Dad.

More work required, I suspect.
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I have a mystery group (over 300 members) that I cannot identify. Most are parent two, with a few unassigned, but with smaller cM some are parent one. Hmm.
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Just seen on Facebook: If you know who Parent 1 or Parent 2 is, click on "by parent" on the main match page and then click on "edit parent."
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The allocations seem reasonable so far, which is a relief. I get worried when Ancestry tells me my mother has Scottish heritage.

My mother shows 17% Scottish DNA which surprised me, no idea why there are a couple of brickwalls on her side at about 1780/1800 but other than that no idea.

On this new feature what's more worrying is my two closest matches have DNA from both my parents according to Ancestry which just doesn't make sense they are my maternal side and couldn't possibly be connected to my father's side.
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