Re: Ancestry DNAmatches question - dot near photo #dna #general


Adam Turner
 

The dot just means that you haven't ever clicked through to view that match before. If you got a notification from Ancestry that you had a "new" match - in this case, yourself - it makes sense that you'd see the dot next to that profile. If you aren't in the habit of regularly checking new matches, the next time you click to filter by new matches, most if not all of the matches shown should also have the dot.

Is it possible that one of you had one of your first cousins take the test and you, or they, accidentally submitted your own name instead of theirs when it came time to create an Ancestry account associated with that DNA sample? I suppose a bug in their database, or a bug with the system that sends out email notifications, is also possible. What happens when you try to message the profile of "yourself" that they told you was your first cousin? Do you get an email notifying you that you have a new message?

Adam Turner

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