How do I upload the dna test?

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WikiTree profile: Steve Sturdivant
in Genealogy Help by Steve Sturdivant G2G Rookie (190 points)

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We do not upload DNA Data to WikiTree but we do enter the DNA test information. On the upper right side of most WikiTree pages (and your profile page) hover over the "Add" button. In the drop-down box the first item is DNA; click on that and follow the prompts to add your testing company such as Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA or any other. For FTDNA add your kit #, For Ancestry your username. If you have uploaded to GedMatch you can also enter that information.

This test information will appear on your profile page and then will populate your ancestors as you add them. It might take a day or two to appear on their profile pages.

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by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (631k points)
selected by Galen Bywater
Thank you! I was looking for the place to upload it. I have put in both the ancestry and the GEDmatch id info, so I hope I'm doing it right. Thank you for helping me!
It appears you have done it absolutely correct as it shows on your profile and is showing on some of your relatives.
Yet neither he nor I have any matches to Sturdivants that I can find. Would it also match with folks who spell sturdivant differently? I've found at least 50 ways to spell it. I am so hoping to find matches here. Thank you so much for helping me. I'm headed back to the drawing board.
The spelling doesn't matter on WikiTree.  What matters on WikiTree is whether you are connected to the same ancestors.

On GEDmatch, the only thing that matters is whether you share DNA.

On Ancestry, I am not sure how the ThruLines work if you have different spellings.  They do have a search option on the DNA page that includes spelling variations.
This helps so much, thank you Julie Kelts. I have been trying to match through the dna list, but if we don't have any ancestry matches already in the family tree, it won't connect us, am I understanding that right?

So, if I click on the dna icon on the dna family list, it shows me the ancestors of that individual with the person they are linked to on their family tree. I've been changing the comparison to compare mine with the individual who had the dna icon where I started. It never shows connections.

I'm doing this wrong?
I'm not sure I completely understand your questions.  Ancestry's ThruLines sometimes connect you to matches even when you don't have exactly the same ancestors in your trees, if it can piece two trees together by reference to other trees.  (I've read some speculation that Ancestry has a secret "big tree" but I'm not so sure about that.)

I don't know what you mean by the "dna icon on the dna family list."  Most of the work I've done with my Ancestry matches was before they added all their fancy new options.

What I would do if I were you is:  Go to your Ancestry DNA home page.  Click on "View All DNA Matches."  Click on "Search" on the right-hand side.  In the box "Surname in matches' trees," put Sturdivant, or whatever you think is the commonest spelling, and check the box that says "Include similar surnames."  If that doesn't produce much, try some of the spelling variations you know about.

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