How do I add my results from both Family Tree Family Finder and Ancestry Autosomal DNA?

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Originally I had my DNA tested by Ancestry.  I was baffled by the results so I paid to have the data analyzed by Family Tree Family Finder.  I have both results and would like to add them to WikiTree.  I am technologically challenged so I would like easy instructions on how to add the results and if I should add both.  Also, with almost all of my 2nd to 4th cousins, I can't figure out where we connect.  Do I need to contact each of them?  And, I wonder why no one has contacted me.  It is my hope I can learn the connections through WikiTree.  Is that probable?

Thank you for your kind attention, Jo Ann
in WikiTree Tech by JoAnn Miller G2G4 (4.9k points)
retagged by Doug Lockwood

3 Answers

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by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

On the page that Doug gave you a link to, 'Project:DNA', look at the section that says: 

DNA Tests, Have you taken one? Please add yourself at Special:DNATests.

If you click on the Special:DNATests link when you're logged in to WikiTree, it will take you to the place on your profile where you can enter which DNA tests you've taken.

For the potential 2nd - 4th cousins Family Finder suggests, yes, you need to contact them.  Tell them a brief version of your surnames & locations and ask if they recognize any of them.  If you change your privacy level on WikiTree (for how to do this, see the page Doug sent you to) then you will be able share your Tree with others who are interested.

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Hi Jo Ann,

I'd recommend adding both tests separately at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:DNATests

(Even though it sounds like it's the same test taken with AncestryDNA and then imported to FTDNA, it can be useful to have them both listed.)

Regarding figuring out the connection with your matches, there's no easy answer. Hopefully you can encourage them to grow their trees here at WikiTree and you'll find it.

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Upload your Family Finder results to www.gedmatch.com

On your DNA Tests page in WikiTree indicate that you have taken the Family Finder and AncestryDNA autosomal DNA (auDNA) tests.  

On your DNA Tests page for Family Finder add your GEDmatch ID.  

In GEDmatch it is sufficient to add results from just one lab (23andMe, Family Finder, or AncestryDNA).  In WikiTree it is helpful to share with others all the different labs you have tested with.  Having your results in GEDMatch will be good for when GEDmatch's segment triangulation tool is running again because it allows you to see segments shared between persons who tested with any of those three labs (who have uploaded to GEDmatch).

You should also uplaod your Family Finder results to www.dnagedcom.com because it also has tools which reveal trangulated groups you share with any of your Family Finder matches (including ones who have not uploaded to DNAgedcom).  I'm confident that DNAgedcom will have improved features which will show your triangulated groups of testers from all three labs and I hope we will be able to automatically associate these trangulated groups with shared ancestry in WikiTree.
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (539k points)

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