Ancestry DNA #dna

Deborah Winograd

I haven't had any new matches from Ancestry in several months.  Every week I get matches from MyHeritage.  I can't explain it other than to agree with Adam about holiday sales of DNA kits
Deborah Winograd
Falmouth, MA
Researching:  WINOGRAD (Lyakhavichy, Belarus), FEL(D)MAN (Porzava, Belarus)

Adam Turner

After seeing very few to zero new matches over the last week or so, I have about 100 new ones today.

New matches tend to ebb and flow, and I think there are probably a bunch of factors that influence this on AncestryDNA:

-purchasing of AncestryDNA kits is probably highly seasonal (people buy kits for holiday gifts, especially in response to Ancestry's discounts, and may hold off on buying them during the pre-holiday periods when there are no discounts)
-Ancestry's operations might be such that the kits tend to get processed in batches by their lab, rather than getting processed on a purely continuous basis. The lab also might be shut down around the week of Christmas, and then starts to process their backlog of kits in January.

Adam Turner

Ralph Baer

Has anyone received any new Ancestry DNA matches in about the last week?

Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC

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