Topics

Ancestry DNAmatches question - dot near photo #dna #general


Dahn Cukier
 

Inline image
Today, I received a notice from Ancestry that I am my own 1st
cousin. I logged in and did not find any new
1st or second cousins.
 
I did notice there is a dot to the lower left side of the
photo. The dot is NOT new people, people I have
sent messages to or received from, NOT people
I have or do not have admin rights to, 
 
Does anyone know what the dot signifies?
 
Chat with the robot is worthless, I do not need
to reset my browser, clear cache or clean
my screen.
 
Dahn Cukier
Cukier/Zucker/and many others, Brieff/Brif and probably others, Liss/Lisobitski/Lisbecki/Rosenberg/etc.
 
 


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


Teewinot
 

Those dots signify you haven't viewed that entry.

Jeri Friedman
Florida


On 9/25/2020 1:57 AM, Dahn Cukier via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Inline image
Today, I received a notice from Ancestry that I am my own 1st
cousin. I logged in and did not find any new
1st or second cousins.
I did notice there is a dot to the lower left side of the
photo. The dot is NOT new people, people I have
sent messages to or received from, NOT people
I have or do not have admin rights to,
Does anyone know what the dot signifies?
Chat with the robot is worthless, I do not need
to reset my browser, clear cache or clean
my screen.
Dahn Cukier
Cukier/Zucker/and many others, Brieff/Brif and probably others,
Liss/Lisobitski/Lisbecki/Rosenberg/etc.
--
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus