Sharing Your AncestryDNA Matches List

UPDATED AUGUST 2017

Did you know that you can share your DNA MATCHES list with other AncestryDNA members?
It’s a simple process and can significantly help with your research.

BEFORE SHARING CONSIDER

  • Sharing your AncestryDNA matches with others will allow you to work together on finding common matches.
  • They will be able to see your full list of DNA MATCHES not just the ones you have in common, for the kit you have shared.
  • None of your personal or account information will be shared with them.
  • They will not be able to make changes or take over your account and they will not have access to your raw data DNA file.
  • You can stop sharing your DNA MATCHES with them at any time.
  • You stay the Administrator of your AncestryDNA account.
  • You can set the invite to:
    • Viewer – limited to viewing only
    • Collaborator – they can edit notes and turn the star icon on/off (Useful for sharing the matches each of you have found)

 

HOW TO SHARE YOUR DNA MATCHES LIST

On the AncestryDNA home page for the kit you wish to share, go to “SETTINGS” and look for:

 

You will be listed as the Manager of your DNA
Clicking on the “Add a person” button opens the following page:

 

Using either the username or e-mail address of the person you wish to invite.
(To invite me it would be DarrylBrady07)
Select a role by choosing Viewer or Collaborator.

Click the SEND INVITATION button.

 

An email is sent by AncestryDNA to the person you have nominated.
After they accept your invite, a link to your shared kit will show in their VIEW ANOTHER TEST drop-down menu which will take them to the DNA MATCHES list.

You should now both have access and can work together on finding more links.

 

Happy Hunting !

 

Need more help – Try this Ancestry Support Article

 

Stay tuned for how AncestryDNAHelper makes finding shared matches easy.. 

Another way to share your DNA matches is by Uploading your DNA to GEDmatch.com.

Want to see the DNA tests being worked on so far?
Browse BradyFamilyTree DNA Tests

 

 

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