Why does WikiTree show my ancestry.com username with DNA submission?

+5 votes
On a google search results page, I found my ancestry.com username linked to my real name. The source of this info was the entry for DNA on WikiTree. I've now changed my WikiTree username to "Anonymous" in order to maintain my anonymity on ancestry.com. Is it really necessary for WikiTree to show my ancestry username?
in WikiTree Help by Anonymous Ray G2G Rookie (270 points)
recategorized by Steve McCabe
Hello Anonymous,

Because you have said you have taken a DNA test, why not change your privacy level from "Private" to "Private with Public Biography and Family Tree"?  Your first name can remain Anonymous and your both your parents can be red "Private" if necessary.  Otherwise I don't understand the advantage of telling WikiTree that you have taken a DNA test, because your matching DNA relatives can't see your ancestry.

Thanks and most sincerely, Peter
Thank you Peter.

1 Answer

+6 votes
Hi Anonymous,

This is an optional field you can remove it from your profile here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:DNATests

Source: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:AncestryDNA#Entering_an_AncestryDNA_User_ID

Best regards
by Steve McCabe G2G6 Pilot (363k points)

Thanks Maggie for the Star heart

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