Respected genealogist and scientist Roberta Estes understands how damaging Ancestry DNA’s proposed changes to its matching threshold will negatively affect African American genealogists:
“Let me add that if you are of European heritage and you think this topic doesn’t apply to you – if you have any unidentified ancestors – it does. Don’t discount and skip over. Please read. Our voices need to be heard in unison.
Here’s the bottom line. Ancestry’s planned purge of smaller segments, 6-8 cM, is the exact place that African Americans (and mixed Native Americans too) find their ancestral connections. This community has few other options.”
To read the rest of her excellent article, please visit: https://dna-explained.com/2020/07/19/plea-to-ancestry-rethink-match-purge-due-to-deleterious-effect-on-african-american-genealogists/