Search for content in message boards

Private Trees and DNA Contacts

Replies: 300

Re: Private Trees and DNA Contacts

Posted: 1353197211000
Classification: Query
Well, I also took my private tree and removed pictures and documents and posted it publicly for DNA. I have trees that are private because of unproven relationships. However, in my opinion, your DNA tree is where you WANT to post possible theories. So if I have an unproven relationship, I attach a caution sign as the profile picture. (see attachment)

I also use various spellings for the last name, for example, if I had an Ann Smith, I spell her father's name Smyth, and grandfather as Smythe, so ancestry will catch the various spellings. If I don't know the parents, I attach unknown Smythe, etc to cover all spelling variations.

I also have some probable surnames in some lines that are used as middle names. If I suspect one of my ancestors may have married a Jackson, I attach his wife as "Ann last name not known", and attach her father as "possible Jackson." This way Ancestry searches for what I consider probable last names, even though I don't yet know the connection for sure.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
scwbcm 1360937416000 
Melv25 1360968646000 
KJShea 1360970725000 
scwbcm 1360983599000 
JoAnn Betten 1361018079000 
LeeHigdonNewe... 1361114127000 
KJShea 1353194183000 
Nachalink123 1353197211000 
KJShea 1353281695000 
Lisa Landrum 1353285098000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic