Understanding AncestryDNA Quick Guide

Understanding AncestryDNA Quick Guide


AncestryDNA has the world’s largest genetic genealogy database—and it keeps growing! But many who test are left scratching their heads, wondering why their results aren’t telling them more. This guide highlights the most important features at AncestryDNA that will have you making more family history discoveries in no time!

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Millions have purchased DNA testing through Ancestry.com. Most are left without a clear idea of what to do with their results. This guide provides answers to the following questions:

  • How can I find my best DNA matches at Ancestry.com?

  • What do the ethnicity results mean?

  • How can I link my pedigree chart to my DNA? Is that something I want to do?

  • What do the relationship ranges, like 2nd-4th cousin, really mean?

  • What are DNA circles?

  • Can I trust the shaky leaf hints?

  • What are my next steps?