Settings used for this AutoCluster analysis

As requested, predicted relationship thresholds of second cousin and third cousin as well as cM thresholds of 600 cM and 50 cM were used. A total number of 24 matches were identified that were used for a AutoCluster analysis.

Note: The match Eicren Reeves met the inclusion parameters but is not included in the chart since it was placed in an cluster without other members.

Explanation of AutoCluster analysis

AutoCluster organizes your AncestryDNA matches into shared match clusters that likely represent branches of your family. Each of the colored cells represents an intersection between two of your matches, meaning, they both match you and each other. These cells in turn are grouped together both physically and by color to create a powerful visual chart of your shared matches clusters. *

Each color represents one shared match cluster. Members of a cluster match you and most or all of the other cluster members. Everyone in a cluster will likely be on the same ancestral line, although the MRCA between any of the matches and between you and any match may vary. The generational level of the clusters may vary as well. One may be your paternal grandmother’s branch, another may be your paternal grandfather’s father’s branch.

You may see several gray cells that do not belong to any color-grouped cluster. They usually represent a shared match where one of the two cousins is too closely related to you to belong to just one cluster. Each of these cousins belongs to a color-grouped cluster, the gray cell indicates that one of them belongs in both clusters. Unfortunately, the underlying code does not support multiple cluster membership.

* For more information on match clustering, see Bettinger, Blaine T. “Clustering Shared Matches,” The Genetic Genealogist, 3 January 2017.

AutoCluster match information

Underneath, the match data are presented in a searchable, sortable table format that includes match profile and tree links.