Friday, June 06, 2014

23andMe has changed the treatment of "Close Relatives"

Christine at 23andMe has posted a change to the tratment of "close Relatives" [1st cousins and closer] in DNA Relatives.

Prior to tonight you had to opt-in to "Show Close Relatives" if you wanted to see 1st cousins or closer relatives in DNA Relatives. As of tonight everyone will show Close Relative unless you opt-out of DNA Relatives. More details are available in the News and Announcement forum at 23andMe:

While this is a much wanted feature change for genealogists and adoptees, some people may not want to know about previously unknown siblings or children, birth-parents, etc.

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