In this post, you will learn to View Amount of DNA Shared With Your AncestryDNA Matches. This article will provide you with a quick overview and step by step instructions of where you can locate this information on the AncestryDNA website.
How to View Amount of DNA Shared With Your AncestryDNA Matches
After you log in to your Ancestry account all you have to do is click on the DNA link on the menu bar and select “Your DNA Results Summary”.
Then scroll down and click “View All DNA Matches”.
Once you are provided with all your matches chose any of them. Once you are on the page for your match look for the “i” next to the Confidence indicator.
Just click on the “i” and the following will pop up.
As you can see the above image indicates the number of centimorgans (cM) that you share with your match. In the above case, I match 3,477 cM in 44 DNA segments. That is very high because my the person that I am comparing to is my father.
You may be wondering what Centimorgans are. Centimorgans (cM) is a unit of measuring for DNA. It measures the distance along a chromosome that two people match on, thus providing a good estimate of how closely you may be related to your match. The bigger the cM the closer you are related and vice-versa the smaller the cM the further you may be related to each other. You can read much more about Centimorgans on this page http://www.isogg.org/wiki/CentiMorgan
There you have it, now you know where to look for how much shared DNA you have with someone.