I am not sure what I am reading or what this means.

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I am not sure how to read the DNA chart that is on the page. Is there a tutorial or explanation of what I am looking at?
WikiTree profile: Stacey Davey
in Genealogy Help by Stacey Davey G2G1 (1.1k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Stacey, I removed the mitochondrial tag from your post. Your AncestryDNA test shows your autosomal DNA, not your mitochondrial DNA. You should be reading guidance here about autosomal DNA, not guidance on mitochondrial DNA.

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Hi Stacey,

I've replied to your reply on your profile page. I'm not sure what chart you speak of in this question, but there are many help pages available. Can you provide the link to the page you speak of?

by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
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Yes, sorry I know it was very vague. I am not getting this chart,

 https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Davey-2664/899   

and also I have looked for tutorials and checked them out, I want to know is it possible to find a DNA match on here to a 3x great grandfather? Sorry I know this is probably so obvious to a lot of people. I am still learning and trying to get how to work the DNA and the matching. Thanks, Stacey
by Stacey Davey G2G1 (1.1k points)

This Help page may provide answers to some of your questions: Help:DNA_Ancestor_Confirmation_Aid .

If I understand the first section correctly, the treewidget page will show if other WikiTreers' DNA tests connect to you and your ancestors. Since only you are currently listed, none of your fellow WikiTreers' DNA tests have connected to your ancestors.

This situation is not surprising since you are not currently connected to the main tree. Once you have  connected your family branch to the main tree, you may get DNA connections to your fellow WikiTreers.

(...my interpretations; not versed in DNA features; request DNA experts to correct any misinterpretations...)

Stacey, What Lindy wrote is correct. The page you're looking at simply says that, at least so far, no one else related to you who has a profile on WikiTree, has taken a DNA test. You need to add more ancestors to WikiTree, until you connect to the main tree. For now, your best bet is to look at your closest matches on Ancestry, to see if you can figure out how you're related to any of them.
Lindy,

   Thank you this is what I need to know. I will add more ancestors then to connect to the Wiki tree. I was wondering how to do this.
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Stacey, when you discover other WikiTreers who match your DNA, you can mark your Common Ancestor as "Confirmed with DNA" on their edit page.

Then your "chart" (known as "The Ancestor Confirmation Aid"), can help you identify which ancestors have been DNA confirmed, and offer suggestions for other potential matches (which would also be visible directly on your profile pages for yourself and ancestors).

In order to get more potential matches, you need to continue expanding your tree.

Here is the help page for that page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:DNA_Ancestor_Confirmation_Aid

by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (532k points)

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