Saturday, April 20, 2019

Exploring the New Tools at AncestryDNA - SWOHDNA Meeting

Who: Video by Blaine Bettinger
          Related examples by Kathy Reed
What: Exploring the New Tools at AncestryDNA
Where: MidPointe Library West Chester
When: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Directions: MidPointe Library West Chester

If you have taken a test through AncestryDNA, you may be interested in this topic. It is appropriate for both newbies and veterans of DNA research. Blaine Bettinger, founder of and nationally-recognized speaker, has prepared a video on the new tools that are available at AncestryDNA. These include a "New Match Listing" and "ThruLines."

In addition to these tools, Kathy Reed will demonstrate the MyTreeTags tool and how to access it. She will also show how ThruLines has assisted her in identifying other potential "cousins." If you bring a laptop, any remaining time will be used for individual collaboration on the use of these tools.You may want to read Roberta Estes' blog post on ThruLines. She gives a very detailed explanation of the potential payoffs and pitfalls of using this tool. Users should understand the following: 

Excerpt from Roberta Estes' Blog Post
So you will need to decide if you want to post a tree on family tree that is searchable on Ancestry. I, personally, have had some wonderful new clues as a result of these tools.

Submitted by Kathy Reed