Why are my DNA results not shown throughout my direct bloodline.

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I see my DNA results shown in a few generations of my family but it suddenly disappears so that in some branches the details are not shown at all, yet I can see those of other managers of linked branches of my family.  I am very new to the DNA side of genealogy but I did expect that where the family is definitely proven direct bloodline  it would be shown.  If it is supposed to be included, how do I enter the fact please?

It ends at Joshua Bowron-228 and does not carry to his father Bowron-6

I thought it may be because Bowron-6 was already part of Wikitree when I joined but the DNA results are missing in other branches too.

Thank you for any help given.
in Genealogy Help by Carole Johnson G2G4 (4.7k points)
retagged by Peter Roberts

2 Answers

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Hi Carole, the DNA connections are calculated each evening in the nightly indexing database run.  Check if everything looks good tomorrow.  Kitty
by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (553k points)
Thank you Kitty.

As I said

I have just found duplicate profiles for  Appleby Bowron and his wife so hopefully after they are merged that may correct the issue

Thank you
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WikiTree only tracks autosomal back 8 generations. You are 8 generations from Bowron-228. 9 generations from Bowron-6.

Past 6 generations may not be reliable autosomal dna comparison anyway.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (536k points)
The connecting trees are going back many generations further but I have just discovered an error. There are two profiles for Appleby Bowron and his wife so I have put forth a merge request for each of the two profiles and will wait to see what happens when they are merged.

Thank you
If they are beyond the 8 generation threshold that the system sets then the merge will not impact on how much of the DNA trail you can see.
Thank you! At least it was the means of discovering this married couple were duplicated but I am so disappointed!

I thought DNA information would be carried throughout that person's, at least, immediate bloodline and that it would be another means of comparing our DNA details and profiles with other profiles linked by DNA so that we could check their ancestry too, thereby comparing ancestral descent,  in case of error.
Hello Carole,

Your mtDNA is carried throughout your direct maternal line.  Your brother's Y-DNA is carried throughout his direct paternal line.

Sincerely, Peter
Thank you Peter.

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