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Learning more about your matches in DNA Relatives

Once you've found matches in DNA Relatives, a little detective work might let you pinpoint who your common ancestor is. Adding details to your profile such as known surnames, birthplaces of ancestors, noteworthy family stories, and other information about your heritage can help you and your matches learn how you are related.

Viewing profile info

To view more details about a match, click on the match's entry in your list

The information available in this view depends on your sharing status. If you are not sharing with a match, you will be able to compare haplogroups and any ancestor locations and surnames a match has included in his or her profile.

You will also have the option to send a request to share, or to message your match using the message pane on the right.

If you and your match are sharing reports, or your match is participating in Open Sharing, you will also be able to compare the results of your Ancestry Composition reports and view the location of your shared DNA segments.

As with the sharing of any information, we urge customers to be thoughtful about information they share; please see our Privacy Statement for more information.


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