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Old 07 May 2018, 05:54 PM
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Default Best way to track DNA connections?

With a large (85K) Reunion database, I like to see my DNA connections when I'm in the "People" sidebar.

At the moment I'm inserting "DNA" in the "Suffix Title" (which is a facility that I otherwise rarely use). And (at the moment) I can see myself inserting codes in that space to identify particular DNA strands.

Questions:

1. How are others tracking their DNA links?

2. Should I add this to the "Wish List"? How nice it would be to have another column (say, with RED ticks) beside the lovely green "ticks" that already identify my documented relatives.

Tks; Gordon
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Old 07 May 2018, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: Best way to track DNA connections?

Can't help you much. I use GedMatch, and only record, in notes, other's kit numbers.
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Old 08 May 2018, 06:24 PM
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With a large (85K) Reunion database, I like to see my DNA connections when I'm in the "People" sidebar.

At the moment I'm inserting "DNA" in the "Suffix Title" (which is a facility that I otherwise rarely use). And (at the moment) I can see myself inserting codes in that space to identify particular DNA strands.

Questions:

1. How are others tracking their DNA links?

2. Should I add this to the "Wish List"? How nice it would be to have another column (say, with RED ticks) beside the lovely green "ticks" that already identify my documented relatives.

Tks; Gordon
I have just added them under facts - not much detail, just that there is a link made.
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Old 08 May 2018, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Best way to track DNA connections?

My very visual way is to use custom images I developed for profile photos (for female and male). Profile images are no use in lists, but it is excellent for tree view. They are labelled "DNA Path" and I use the images for the actual match's picture, and everyone along the path back from the matches to the common ancestors. I have a different image for my "Direct Line Ancestors", but insert the DNA Path in the corner if proven by DNA matches - see attached.

By using these, the "proven" lines in the tree are easily identifiable (16,500 in my main tree). Most of the people in the tree back along these lines do not have photos anyway, so I sometimes have to decide whether I use a "real" photo of a person who is a DNA match or on the path. If they are not close, I usually use the DNA image.

That all said, I think every software company and online site (like Ancestry) must consider how DNA matches (and proven lines by DNA), can be indicated. So something on the Wish list - sure; but I suspect they may already be looking at options. Another option for the software people for the "path" would be a thicker &/or different coloured connector line between people in the tree.
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File Type: jpg DNA path male.jpg (40.4 KB, 64 views)
File Type: jpg DNA path female.jpg (37.1 KB, 50 views)
File Type: jpg Direct Line Ancestor Male on DNA Path.jpg (18.4 KB, 64 views)
File Type: jpg Direct Line Ancestor Female on DNA Path.jpg (17.7 KB, 39 views)
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Old 08 May 2018, 10:54 PM
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Default Re: Best way to track DNA connections?

Thanks, John Meara, this is helpful -- something to think about.
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Old 09 May 2018, 09:57 AM
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I like these, John Meara! Would you mind if I used them? Judy
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Old 09 May 2018, 09:52 PM
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I like these, John Meara! Would you mind if I used them? Judy
Feel free Judy.

I am happy for anyone to use them all. I've seen many versions on the web, but decided (as an old draftsman) to do my own.

I have attached the third pair of images in the set which I use for Direct Line Ancestors without DNA.
Cheers
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File Type: jpg Direct_Line_Ancestor_Female.jpg (8.7 KB, 30 views)
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Old 16 May 2018, 12:28 PM
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Thank you, John Meara.
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Old 16 May 2018, 05:30 PM
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Thanks James, and Reunion 12; well-done: my humble wish is surpassed!!

(i) I'm now using "Colour Tags" to identify -- in the RHS of the People-sidebar -- all my "FLAG = DNA" people!

(ii) As I finesse my DNA data (etc.), so I'll be able to finesse the identifiers in my People-sidebar (etc.), and so on.
From Wish List: http://www.reuniontalk.com/showthread.php?t=12217
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