DNA no longer showing in/on profiles i manage

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i manage around 15 profiles that i have linked their DNA kits to. they are no longer showing up on their profiles. says no DNA has been  linked to profile...i was on WiKiTree last week and there was no issue with profiles/DNA. everyone was showing up with their kit #.

my profile: Mansell-177
is the only one that still has the DNA kit #'s showing.

there is to many profiles for me to list here.
WikiTree profile: Lisa Mansell
in Policy and Style by Lisa Mansell G2G2 (2.1k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
thank you for everyone's input...

1 Answer

+14 votes
Best answer

It's due to the EU's recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). From the GDPR FAQ:

  • If you have an active WikiTree account, the DNA test information did not change.
  • If you have attached DNA test information to one of your deceased relatives, that also stayed the same.
  • If you have attached DNA test information to one of your living relatives, the test information was deleted unless that person joined WikiTree and thereby agreed to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.



by Frank Santoro G2G6 Mach 3 (37.0k points)
edited by Frank Santoro
so i can no longer add DNA info/kits to the profiles i manage and in order for the DNA info to be added back to these profiles, each person that took the DNA will have to sign up for acct in wikitree for their DNA  to be linked to their acct...if this is the case, then ill be deleting my acct and tree. with WiKiTree being free and inter linked with the DNA sites, is why i joined...
Lisa, we can't blame WikiTree for the European Union's regulation. It has been forcing websites all of the world to restrict access to information.

When you add an email address to a relative's WikiTree profile, the owner of that email address will receive an invitation to join WikiTree and can become profile manager for their profile. As profile manager, they can then restore their DNA test information -- or make you profile manager again, so you can restore the DNA test info for them.
Of course we can blame Wikitree.  I have been administrator for my lineage's YDNA sample for years, but not acceptable to Wikitree.  How do you think I got that sample in the first place?

Well, I assume you got your Henderson Y-DNA data from your second cousin who's currently not identified on WikiTree due to GDPR, and I assume that he gave you permission to use his data. That seems good enough for most of us, but it's not good enough for the EU. Unfortunately, it seems that WikiTree has been advised by lawyers that WikiTree could suffer severe financial penalties under the EU's GDPR if WikiTree displays his data unless WikiTree obtains his permission to use his data.

WikiTree has identified the email arrangement that I described as its method for documenting the necessary permissions.

I went through the process with my mother and it is not difficult. It is fairly simple for those who are not used to working online.

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