Searching by DNA Haplotypes in Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker

As I’ve learned more about DNA with respect to genealogy, I see the need for a future feature in Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker to search on the results of a Genealogical DNA test. This would allow matching on Mitochondrial, mtDNA, and Paternal, Y-DNA, haplogroups and haplotypes.

Some genealogy software already allows the recording of DNA information.

The DNA sub section of Ancestry.com currently provides a surname search, but I’d like to search based on the values from my DNA test. Give me a rating on a match that tells me that I’m related with a most recent common ancestor, MRCA, within “n” generations with a confidence of “m” percent. Aside from of the obvious matching of relatives and ancestors, I would like to see the feature let you send a contact email without divulging identities to another Ancestry.com user that you may have found is possibly a relative. This is similar to the “contact” feature currently offered on the Private and Public family trees. This would support the discovering and collaborating with other genealogists that you are likely related to.

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