Why did my name disappear from the Y-DNA connection list on my ancestors profiles, which had been there two years?

+4 votes
My 5th cousin Peter J. Roberts suggested the reason it had disappeared  was that I had changed my privacy level, however it had always previously been there,  through changes in privacy level. Now that I changed it to Private with Public Biography AND family tree, as suggested, it still has not reappeared. I paid for the Y-DNA test, so I want it noted in the Y-DNA connection lists of all my Lowe ancestors. I would add it myself but cannot find the instructions to do that. I requested to be added to my grandfather's Trusted List, but the earlier ancestors going back to my great x 8 grandfather Gideon Lowe are managed by distant relatives.
WikiTree profile: Victor Lowe
in Genealogy Help by Victor Lowe G2G4 (4.6k points)
edited by Victor Lowe
I forgot that changes take one day to be processed on this older computer system. This illustrates one of my greatest character flaws - impatience. I want it all done yesterday!

But I try to learn from my mistakes.

4 Answers

+7 votes
Best answer
The privacy setting was the problem.  But fixing it doesn't take effect instantly.  You then have to wait for the next overnight update.
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (512k points)
selected by Peter Roberts
Thanks RJ.
+3 votes
Victor, are you marked as being your father's biological son? I'm wondering if you're not, and therefore the YDNA for you isn't loading.
by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
Thanks for your input. Your answer had also occurred to me, but then I saw the DNA symbol next to my father's name. Kerry Larson noticed that my Y-DNA test had somehow been unattached from my profile, which automatically affected all my paternal ancestors up the tree to the 1600's. So he explained it took one day to process after I had re-attached it from the drop-down menu or link. I believe that may have happened when I changed my privacy level at the request of Peter J. Roberts, co-manager of my father's profile in order to make my family tree public. This helps the Bahamas Project. I had forgotten that older computer systems often process changes overnight.
Oh, yeah! The first rule of Wikitree -- give everything a day to update!
+6 votes

A Y-DNA test for you isn't listed on your own profile, so it won't appear on your ancestors' profiles either.  If it was there before, then it has been mistakenly or accidentally removed.  You will need to add it again by going to your profile page and selecting the Lowe-7174 dropdown in the upper right corner and choosing DNA, or click this link:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:DNATests.

If it's not clear to you what do do, you can follow the step-by-step instructions provided by Ron Jacobson at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Connecting_DNA_Test_Results_to_WikiTree_Profiles#Procedure_For_Family_Tree_DNA_Y-DNA_Tests.  Once you've added your Y-DNA test again, it will appear on your ancestors' pages again in about one day.

by Kerry Larson G2G6 Mach 9 (94.3k points)
+3 votes
Victor, Everything looks like it's back to the way it was.  Just checked and you're listed all the way back to Gideon.
by Ken Parman G2G6 Mach 3 (33.5k points)

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