Thrulines is an exciting new DNA tool. Use ThruLines to find clues to how you may be related to your DNA matches. Learn more in this short video. #genealogy #ancestry #DNA
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Explore’s ThruLines – A NEW DNA Tool!

At RootsTech 2019, Ancestry announced their new DNA tool  ThruLines to use and you evaluate your DNA results. Thrulines caused a lot of excitement and buzz among the conference goers and with good reason. It is an exciting new tool designed to show how you may be related to a DNA match. 

Remember, just like Ancestry’s new MyTree Tag tool, ThruLines is also still in Beta.  Ancestry is looking for feedback from its users. 

Not familiar with's new DNA tool ThruLines?  Learn how to find more clues in your genealogy research using ThruLines in this video. #genealogy #ancestry #DNA
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How To Find Your ThruLines on

            1. From the homepage, click “DNA” in the very top menu. 

Not familiar with's new DNA tool ThruLines?  Learn how to find more clues in your genealogy research using ThruLines in this video. #genealogy #ancestry #DNA


            2. From the drop down, click “”Your DNA Results Summary.

            3. ThruLines will to the right of  DNA Matches. Click the green “Explore ThruLines” button and you are ready to start exploring.

Not familiar with's new DNA tool ThruLines?  Learn how to find more clues in your genealogy research using ThruLines in this video. #genealogy #ancestry #DNA


Fellow genealogy researcher and creator of popular genealogy Youtube Genealogy TV channel Connie Knox  created a fantastic video demonstrating how to use‘s ThruLines.  It’s short and packed with loads of good information.

[Connie’s a fellow North Carolinian, too!]



Did you miss‘s other new tool – MyTree Tags?  Learn more in How To Use’s NEW MyTrees Tags Tool .

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  • PL Schaffer

    In general, I have liked the Thru Lines, but in 2 cases, it has put relatives as half great aunts or uncles when they are really great aunts or uncles, and in one case it has my grandmother as my great aunt also. Mostly, it has been very helpful. I would just caution folks to use the Thru Lines as any great hint and research it further for full proof.

    • LisaL

      ThruLines is just that – a hint(s) for possible relationships. It will not replace good genealogy research. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Pauline

    I had the same problem with “half” relationships, but it corrected itself.

    It has been very helpful in connecting to some relationships I couldn’t find due to name changes (marriages) over the generations.

    One problem, if a tree has incorrect information, you will get incorrect matches. I have 2 people in my tree with exact same name & similar age. It matched one to a tree which wasn’t the correct line.

  • Linda Davis

    ThruLines are absolute trash. My daughter, who has 50% of my DNA, does not have my 3rd great-grandfather as her 4th great-grandfather. ThruLines says he is her 4th great-uncle. We both took their DNA test. Most of my grandparents have half-siblings which contradicts family records, church records, US Federal Census records, DNA Circles, etc. They are finding even more fake grandparents. These people are not ancestors of any DNA matches and do not have children with my grandparents names on their family tree. You cannot delete this trash like you can someone on pedigree line if you decide they are incorrect. They have asked me four times what I thought about and I have given them the worst score possible because it is falsifying you ancestors in relationship to you. I knew some of the people they are lying about on ThruLines. I may just take my family tree to another website because I don’t want any false relatives being forced on me. I do not want my relatives relationships to me falsified. Whoever Ancestry paid to produce this trashed should be fired.

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