If you’d like to receive an ethnicity estimate without being listed as a match to potential relatives, you can choose not to see your DNA matches or be listed as their match. The option to hide DNA matches provides you with more control over your own data and privacy.
Can you hide your ancestry DNA results?
From your list of DNA matches, click the name or username of the match you’d like to hide. In the top-right corner, click Tools and select Hide match. In the menu that appears, click Hide match.
Who can see your ancestry DNA results?
A viewer can view your full DNA results, but can’t add or change anything. A collaborator can view your full DNA results, add notes, edit participant details, and link your test to a tree.
How private is your DNA on ancestry websites?
Ancestry does not share your individual Personal Information (including your Genetic Information) with third-parties except as described in this Privacy Statement or with your additional consent. We do not voluntarily share your information with law enforcement.
Can you do ancestry privately?
We want you to feel comfortable creating and sharing your online family tree so we allow you to choose between three levels of privacy: public, private, or unindexed (hidden). And remember, you control your tree so you can change this setting at any time.
Can I block someone from seeing my tree on Ancestry?
On the Tree Settings page, select the Privacy Settings tab. Select Public Tree or Private Tree. If you’re making your tree private and want to prevent it from being found in searches, select Also prevent your tree from being found in searches in the Private Tree section. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
Do I have to use my real name on ancestry DNA?
The name you enter for your Ancestry account doesn’t affect your family tree or DNA results. You should use your current legal name for your Ancestry account.
Is there a DNA test that is private?
SecuriGene’s laboratory offers one of the industry’s largest selection of private and court-admissible DNA tests. The Private Knowledge Home DNA Testing option is recommended if results of the DNA test are not required for use in court. This test will provide the same conclusive results as the legal test.
Why you shouldn’t do a DNA test?
For less than $100, folks can discover their ancestry and uncover potentially dangerous genetic mutations. About 12 million Americans have bought these kits in recent years. But DNA testing isn’t risk-free — far from it. The kits jeopardize people’s privacy, physical health, and financial well-being.
Should I store my DNA with ancestry?
Unless you opted-in to the “Human Diversity Project” which is Ancestry’s research project where they sell either your DNA or access to your DNA to collaborators or partners for unspecified research, there is no reason for Ancestry to retain your actual DNA sample.
Why was 23andMe Banned?
The genetic testing company 23andMe announced today that it’s relaunching its direct-to-consumer health testing kits after shutting them down two years ago when the Food and Drug Administration charged the company with failing to provide evidence that their tests were “analytically or clinically validated.”
Sharing your tree
- From any page on Ancestry, click the Trees tab and select a tree.
- In the top-right corner of your tree, click Share.
- To share your tree via email, click Email or Username; to get a link you can share, click Shareable Link.