All the help I can get is really appreciated in this study since I am definitely a new learner.
Ancestry’s announcement of product updates, including new tool for working with DNA match data will definitely be a big help.
One of those tools, ThruLines™, uses data from users’ public or private, searchable trees linked (to their DNA results), and data from other public and private but searchable trees to show how users could connect to their DNA matches through common ancestors. Like two other new tools, MyTreeTags™and New & Improved DNA Matches, it’s still in beta.
“Since ThruLines are based on the family trees of you and other members of Ancestry, they’re as accurate as the trees they’re based on.” – Ancestry.com
Marc McDermott, with contributions from Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG and Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG, has graciously shared this great graphic, via Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivitaves 4.0 International (CC ByND 4.0): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/. It shows what our research process may look like, even when working with new information from ThruLines™, or any other new info.