What is one to do in order for a relationship to be dna confirmed or certain or biological?

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I have yet to see a relationship that does not have this message attached: We can't call this relationship DNA-ConfirmedConfident, or Uncertain because one or more parent-child relationships in the connection are unmarked or non-biological

What is missing that causes this message? I especially don't understand how they can all be non-biological. Can someone explain this to me, please? 

I've taken the two tests and my brother has taken one - mine are the 23 and Me and mtFTDNA and my brother's is the Y-dna. 

in The Tree House by Doris Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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The message just means there are profiles where none of the radiobuttons for parent certainty are chosen. Like for example Carrie Lee Williams. Buttons are top right under the edit tab - and in my experience easy to forget.

by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (590k points)
selected by Doris Smith
Thank you so much! I HAD been overlooking that in the majority of cases.
Glad it worked :-)

If you are entering people manually, like I do, it's very easy to forget these buttons when you're working back in time, adding parents to people - then you have to go back to the child and into edit mode to complete this. It's easier to remember when you're adding more children to a couple of parents, since you'll usually go into edit mode for the child anyway.

I think the relationship finder is the only place unchosen buttons will show up (apart from edit mode). Don't think this shows in the profile page.

PLEASE remember that if you check the 'confirmed with DNA' button for either or both parents that you need to explain in the sources for the child's biography how you used DNA to confirm that relationship. Here are the instructions on how to do that: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DNA_Confirmation

My mistake. So sorry, and thank you for pointing this out to me.

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