Member Pat Miller calls your attention to AncestryDNA’s plans to update their algorithm methodology intended to remove approximately 2/3 of the false DNA matches from match lists. Only matches sharing 8 cM or more will be reported. (The current threshold is 6 cM). Matches sharing less than 8 cM in total will no longer appear as common ancestor hints or in ThruLines. The following links provide more details on what you need to know and how to preserve matches that may be jeopardized. The update will take place in early August.
- Roberta Estes of DNA eXplained – Preservation Strategies
- Debbie Kennett of Cruyws News
- Diahann Southard – What to do Next
- AncestryDNA Matching White Paper