edit dna test for ancestry

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I edited my DNA test, will that change anything on the way the matching was done ?
WikiTree profile: Soozie Evans
in Genealogy Help by Soozie Evans G2G2 (2.9k points)

2 Answers

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What did you do to edit your test?

If AncestryDNA has added you to any "circles" then that is a clue that you actually have autosomal DNA results (auDNA) and not mitochondrial (mtDNA).  If you have autosomal DNA results then you should register at https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php and follow GEDmatch's instructions to upload your AncestryDNA results there.  Then add your GEDmatch ID to your DNA Tests page in WikiTree.

Thanks and sincerely, Peter
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (546k points)
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Hi Soozie, The DNA test displayed on your profile is still an mtDNA test, not an auDNA test. It looks to me like you will need to delete that test information completely and create a new one from the drop-down list labeled 'Select DNA test', choosing 'AncestryDNA'. Right now, because WikiTree sees it as an mtDNA test it is only being displayed on your direct female line (your mother, grandmother, etc). The 'AncestryDNA' test is an auDNA test. Once you change it to the correct test it will take up to 24 hours before it will display on the correct profiles.

Please remember that even after you do this, WikiTree isn't doing any 'matching' for you. You still will need to compare DNA test results with anyone else whose test information is displayed on your ancestors' profiles as having taken a DNA test. WikiTree just alerts you to the people whose test results you should compare.
by Kay Wilson G2G6 Pilot (182k points)

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