Help:DNA Descendants

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How to get there: Pull-Down Menus > Profile Menu > DNA > "DNA Descendants" button

A person's DNA Descendants page shows exactly who, if anyone, has inherited the person's Y-chromosome (if they are male), mitochondrial DNA (if they are female), and X-chromosome.

WikiTree's DNA Features include the following for all person profiles, living and dead:

  • DNA Tests page, for tracking testing they have taken.
  • DNA Ancestors page to see from whom they inherited their testable DNA.
  • DNA Descendants page to see who inherited their testable DNA.
  • DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid for tracking the use of DNA testing to confirm their family tree.

To access them, click the DNA link from the person's pull-down menu.

You will not be able to access them if their family tree is private and you are not on the Trusted List.

Knowing a person's DNA descendants is significant because it shows who could take a DNA test to confirm or reject a connection.

DNA Descendants pages take into account parents' Relationship Status. If a relationship is marked as Confirmed with DNA or Uncertain this will be noted. If a child is Non-Biological they and their descendants won't appear in the Y or mt sections. They will appear in the X section, but the non-biological status will be highlighted.

pedigree.gif Icons after children's names link to their DNA Ancestors pages.

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