Re: DNA tests for genealogy in Israel #dna
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MyHeritage DNA users need to use a VPN, or equivalent, in order to access that portion of the MH website while in Israel.
On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 04:28:31 PM GMT+3, Dahn Cukier via groups.jewishgen.org <photograve99=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
Access: MyHeritage did not permit access to the DNA section when my cousin
was visiting (Israel) from the US.
She had no problem accessing other databases.
Data: The data from Ancestry is probably larger, but not better. If a cousin
tests with one company and does not share the data with the one
you have accesses, they will not show up.
Autosomal testing is quit confusing. I have relatives
my sister, mother and father's brother do not. Many of the entries
are the fine, but there are a few dozen unique too each
of us, the same for another sister/sister test I know of. Yes,
I am listed as my mothers child and uncle/nephew of my uncle,
and sibling of my sister.
Downloading matches. MyHeratage has/had a way to download all your matches
as a spreadsheet file. Ancestry has no way to download data and since they
updated the way to review data, is very poor considering I have
a few hundred new matches every month and well over 5000 "4th cousins and
closer" and full access to 9 tests.
On Monday, July 27, 2020, 11:56:14 PM GMT+3, Alex Fuchs <xxa@...> wrote:
I agree with David,
For best results, you need the most matches, and Ancestry has the biggest database by a mile.
You can always upload Ancestry results to others, but not vise versa.
I have more discoveries from Ancestry matches than from others combined.