What can you do with a free "Guest" account?
You've been invited by a blood relative to join "Your DNA family" and wonder what to do if you decide to accept the invitation?
A "Guest" account invitation means that your blood relative wants to work with you to figure out how you're related to each other and from which common ancestor you both inherited that ancestral DNA segment.
As "Your DNA family" focuses on collaboration, the app provides you and your other blood relatives with secure and private DNA groups. Only people who share a piece of your ancestral DNA, your blood relatives, can join.
You can work together in many ways:
- Import your family tree either as a GEDCOM or Ahnentafel file or add what you know manually
- post information about your immediate ancestors (eg Grandparents) so that your more experienced blood relatives can research the family tree for you
- if you enjoy researching genealogy, you can help extend family trees to find out how you are related
- You may submit additional information such as family stories, written information (eg family bible), or information obtained from DNA tests or through research (eg. ethnicity or geography)
- you can answer posts from your blood relatives and share your knowledge with them, especially with those that just joined
DNA groups aren't just a secure and private forum for exchanging information but are also a way for blood relatives and their descendants to preserve that information for generations to come.
There is a lot of information available to help you:
- details about every blood relative, from surnames to locations of their ancestors as well as the URL of their family tree (if shared)
- an ethnicity prediction of the common ancestor which helps in identifying in which area your common ancestor lived
- a world map that shows the location where ancestors of your blood relatives lived
- a "Smart tree" that only shows the relevant branch of your family tree (here only the paternal side as that's where the DNA was inherited from)
- a "Word Cloud" that was automatically generated from all ancestors of the already identified "Most Recent Common Ancestor" or MRCA
So please accept the invitation, it's free!