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Your information will be propagated to the profiles of your parents and your ancestors within about 24 hours of being added. It will also propagate to the profiles of the descendants of your ancestors, so they may see your information under the heading "DNA Connections" just as you can see theirs.
Getting started with DNA outlines how to proceed to use your DNA test information on WikiTree and DNA is a link to a collection of links about WikiTree's many features involving DNA.
The DNA Connections list on your profile will provide a visual way for you to find potential relatives on WikiTree who have also added their DNA test information. Using DNA tools at sites like GEDMatch.com, if you find a relative that matches your DNA sufficiently and you have genealogical sources for the intermediate relationships, you can mark the specific parental relationships back to the most recent ancestor that you both share as "confirmed with DNA." For details, guidance, and examples of how to properly document DNA confirmations, see DNA confirmation.
DNA at WikiTree provides a visual way for you to find others who have tested and have the potential of having common ancestors. To get the best results, you need to lower your privacy so that the connection between you and your ancestors can be seen. 24 hours later, your test will have populated on the profiles of your ancestors and their descendants, where others with potential matches may also appear. If you're already connected to the global tree, that can be pretty extensive. The process of identifying which branch elements of DNA relate to will better enable you to find matches which relate to the particular branches you are researching.
If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, use the reply link to let me know. Have fun!
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