I was just about to get started on confirming with DNA and read the help section.
It states: AncestryDNA does not allow you to see exactly which segments of DNA are shared by your cousins. "DNA Circles" are insufficient.
then it states: Consider uploading your results to GEDmatch.com to enable chromosome segment comparisons to be made.
It uses the word "consider" which kind of implies a third way to do this, but then doesn't give any other suggestions.
Its an uphill battle just trying to get people to reply on Ancestry and tell me their relevant grandparent's name. Trying to get them to upload to GEDmatch would reduce the pool even further.
When I finally get two different people to reply, we all the share the same common ancestor and the paper trail is strong, it's like gold, but yet I can't use it to confirm DNA here?
I get that there's slightly more scope for a false positive than being able to describe the chromosome and centimorgan match, but how much more scope are we talking? One in a hundred false positives?
As long as it's described how the profile has been "confirmed by DNA" surely the bar can be lowered just a little?