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22-03-2019, 11:02   #1
OU812
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Ancestry truelines

Anyone tried out the trueloves feature? Got some nice leads & a couple of confirmations out of it, but it appears to be at odds with some of their other DNA links in other areas.

I've some people who I believe should show a much closer relationship than they currently do through DNA (see my other recent post). In trueloves, they show the correct relationship while in DNA connections they show a much further (almost unrelated) one.

I know which I want to, but not sure which to believe...
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22-03-2019, 11:11   #2
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THRUlines (to give correct name) is only as good as the trees that it is based on, which is to say it can be good or bad. So by all means look at the hints but make sure to only accept that hint after thoroughly exploring the records yourself.

Example: A confirmed (paper and DNA) distant cousin of mine is not particularly good with sources. They have things in their tree which are based on indexes only (from before www.irishgenealogy.ie was around to show the actual register) and make leaps that are not sound. Some of these things have turned out to be right, when I researched them myself, but others are completely bogus.

Thrulines has suggested some matches from this cousin's tree, but for the wrong side of my family.

Obviously, it's just in beta right now, but I hope they add a way to indicate a potential ancestor is wrong, and therefore the ability to remove them for the list.

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I haven't found anything with this feature yet. The problem is that so few people have trees attached and those that are have so many errors. I have found some very good info thru 'shared matches' but precious little in comparison to the number of my DNA matches.
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