DNA data is no longer shown on profile De_Atherton-12

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Since yesterday my DNA data is no longer listed on De_Atherton-12, De_Atherton-11.

 is that normal?

WikiTree profile: Robert de Atherton
in WikiTree Tech by Bob Diao G2G2 (2.3k points)
retagged by Michael Stills

That's not normal in my experience.

Your Y-DNA info showed up on that profile when I looked at it yesterday. Its disappearance might be due to the fact that you subsequently changed the settings on many of the profiles on your family tree to "Private." Privacy settings seem to affect that way that DNA data gets displayed.

Hi Bob, remember that any profile over 200 years old needs to be made Open.

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Privacy#Open

This is what makes WikiTree work.  Remember, one profile per person.  All profiles created can be looked at as gifts to the community.  We all share the tree and open profiles helps us find connections and engage in collaboration.

As Ellen has suggested, with your tree completely private it hampers the system for matching via DNA and otherwise.

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Bob,

Ellen and Michael are correct that privacy settings restrict DNA test propagation. Since you're talking about a Y-DNA test -- I assume you are because your autosomal test wouldn't propagate to a profile from the 1100s -- showing the connections reveals part of your tree because of the predictable inheritance pattern.

The test connections page is the place to check when you have a question like this, i.e. http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:DNATests&u=9881203&id=8

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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