Thursday, February 7, 2019

Add DNA and Privacy to Your American Ancestrees Family Tree

I wrote AmericanAncestors Introduces American AncesTREES - Part I on 16 January 2019, and have failed to follow up on this new family tree offering.  

I received this via email today from American Ancestors:

Get More From Your Online Family Tree

An upgrade to American AncesTREES’s Premium Plan gives you access to unique DNA analysis tools, private trees, and 100 GB of media storage for only $34.99.

Discover exactly which DNA segments you and others in your tree have in common, and group matches according to family lines to help identify and prove relationships.

Premium Plan Benefits

Premium features include:

  • Unique DNA tools
  • Private trees -- make all or any of your trees completely private
  • 100 GB media storage (over 50,000 photos)
  • Hints from GenSmarts, a tool that analyzes your family history data and makes research recommendations
  • Ability to remove ads and watermarks
  • Choose with whom and how to share your tree
  • Get unlimited record hints from AmericanAncestors, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, NewspaperArchive, and BillionGraves*
  • Search hints from Ancestry and MyHeritage*
  • Import an existing tree from Family Search or a GEDCOM
  • Use research logs to track your findings
  • Make and share videos of your family stories
  • Keep your data safe and secure, our promise for all trees on AncesTrees

*Access to these records requires a separate subscription to the site providing hints.


Notes:  The AmericanAncestrees premium plan costs $34.99 on a 12 month subscription.  AmericanAncestrees is an implementation of the RootsFinder online family tree started several years ago by Dallan Quass and Heather Henderson.  NEHGS and American Ancestors have added this implementation as their online family tree in the past few months.  

Disclosure:  I am a longtime annual subscriber (1992?) of NEHGS/AmericanAncestors, and have received no material considerations from them ever.  I have used the free version of RootsFinder and have blogged about it, but don't use it on a regular basis.

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Kathryn Schultz said...

From watching yesterday’s NEHGS webinar on AncesTrees, it looked like the Premium level’s DNA recording capability included which chromosome the match was on but not segment start and stop points, necessary for use with DNAPainter. Am I correct about this limitation? Including this capability would make this much more useful.

Dallan said...

It includes the segment start and stop points as well. You can import segment information from GEDmatch, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, or MyHeritage. (Dallan Quass - RootsFinder president)