23AndMe is at it again! They are experimenting with a Tree built from your DNA matches! They are calling it your “predicted tree”. It is similar in purpose to Ancestry’s Thrulines and MyHeritage’s Theory of Family Relativity but it is using those 23AndMe cousins who have been really hard to trace.
I just discovered it today… it hasn’t been discussed yet anywhere and doesn’t even have a real name yet.
Finding this new tool is easy in the IOS App, just move down the home page to where the icon to the tree appears, and click on it.
In the PC site, go to the “Ancestry” section, then go all the way to the bottom of the page and find “Family Tree Beta” in the right of the footer section. Or go to the “Family” section and pick the “Family Tree Beta”.
You should really check this out. It is great. This is the first DNA only tree I have seen. It only goes back 5 generations, and perhaps it limits display to those matching greater than X centimorgans. We’ll find out details in the future. Meanwhile, I figure that the more people who use it, the more likely they are to keep it! Here is a snip from my predicted tree. Note the two cousins names next to my picture:
Perhaps we can explore this new tool at the first meeting of the Genealogy & DNA Discussion Group 🙂
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