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DNA Match Labeling

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DNA Match Labeling adds colored dot labeling to AncestryDNA matches. DNA Match Labeling adds a table of eight colors (red, blue,…

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Description from store DNA Match Labeling adds colored dot labeling to AncestryDNA matches. DNA Match Labeling adds a table of eight colors (red, blue, green, yellow, pink. orange, gray, and black) at the top of each page, where the user can enter text defining the color. For example, in the field for the red dot, the user can enter text such as "John Watanabe," "John Watanabe - Paternal Grandfather," or any other text. If a user admins or views DNA results for several people in an account, each person will have a separate table. To LABEL a match with a color: (1) click on the empty white dot next to a match's picture or male/female icon (underneath the gray or gold star on the far left of a match); (2) select a color from the pop-up color selection tray. To CHANGE an existing color: (1) click on the colored dot next to the match's picture or male/female icon (underneath the gray or gold star on the far left of a match); (2) select a NEW color from the pop-up color selection tray. If the match has not yet been viewed, you will see the AncestryDNA blue dot (indicating an unviewed match) with the DNA Match Labeling dot underneath. For help please join the Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/geneticgenealogytipsandtechniques/). This extension is provided as-is, and by downloading the extension you agree that there are no guarantees or warranties for its use. --------------------------------- DNA Match Labeling Change Log Version 0.0.10 (13 September 2018 - Added functionality for ancestry.com.au; fixed match page icon; fixed colored dot storage limit Version 0.0.7 (10 September 2018) - Added functionality for ancestry.ca and ancestry.co.uk Version 0.0.4 (7 September 2018) - Initial version

Latest reviews

  • (2019-07-25) Rebecca Campbell: Beyond helpful- it made organizing matches at Ancestry simple and more custom. It worked so well Ancestry decided to roll out their own version.
  • (2019-03-01) Vanessa S: No longer compatible after ancestry update.
  • (2019-02-23) takes up way too much space on the screen and you can't sort/group by the colour
  • (2019-02-23) Kathy Parrish: I love this extionsion. One problem I've noticed is sometimes the label/color dot goes away after I've added it. Went through a whole dna circle and marked the matches but when I went back to my matches the labels were gone.
  • (2019-02-22) Fabulous addition, makes sorting so much easier. Additional colours would help.
  • (2019-02-17) Val Robinson: Love that I can see added notes without leaving the page i'm on!
  • (2019-02-09) Amby Rogers: Can you please add more colors. I need at least 24 to 32 for surnames in my family. I love this product, it is really helping to see the colors of the shared matches. Keep up the good work
  • (2019-02-01) Amy M: It's a good app, but I wish you could customize the colors.
  • (2019-01-19) Natalie Zett: Brilliant tool! Thank you.
  • (2019-01-11) Mike Cashman: Great additional functionality to help to classify DNA matches
  • (2018-12-26) A Stevens: Thank you, Mr. Bettinger. This is good to use. Sometime, it would be nice to add dot groups as I please, rather than having a fixed number of dots. The extension does seem to have a fixed number of dots at present? 15 or 31 dots would be good if extension needs a fixed number of dots.
  • (2018-12-09) Ally Jones: I love the use of this app, but I need more colors to help me figure out what lines cross. Believe it or not, 8 was not enough.
  • (2018-11-14) Josh Daugherty: Needs the ability to sync data between computers. If I'm signed in to Chrome on multiple computers, the work I've done on one should carry over to the other.
  • (2018-11-12) Stephen Moore: Like this app, but I would love it if I could filter/sort by color AND if this "info" were actually saved in some way. I use a desktop at times and other times I use a Macbook Pro. Even though I'm logged into Google Chrome, this data is only saved on the computer you are on and will not be visible from any other of your computers.
  • (2018-10-23) Stacey Headey: I love this Extension! Is there a way to Filter it afterwards, so only one color group comes up? Thanks
  • (2018-10-22) Teresa Goatham: Works OK for me, but without the ability to filer by the colour it's of relatively little value. Yes, I can see at a glance which part of my tree (or whatever I use them for) someone is in, but clicking on the 'notes' button would tell me that with little more effort. Would be far more useful if could filer.
  • (2018-10-16) Richard Righthand: Great job, Just 1 question. Is it possible for the extension to work on ALL of my computers? (linked to my gmail) because currently it only saves the colors on 1 computer.
  • (2018-10-03) Janet T: This extension is something we've been asking Ancestry to do themselves for years. Thank you! I would love to see more functionality in the future - like being able to 'filter' by color, or create a list of match names by color, for when I want to focus on just one specific line.
  • (2018-10-01) Tracy Drane: Excellent app! I've been wanting Ancestry to do this for ages. My main issue with it is that it takes up so much room on the page at the top. I wish there was a way to collapse it once I've made my updates. Either with an expand/collapse option or an edit button. Otherwise, thank you! This thing is awesome.
  • (2018-09-30) When I click on update, it just gives me an error message: HTTP error 400. This is garbage.
  • (2018-09-24) Thank you for creating this extention! It makes seeing branch relations much easier to see rather than putting them in the "notes" field. Thanks Blaine!
  • (2018-09-14) Ailsa Corlett: Just what I have been waiting for for ages. Works perfectly, now busy adding all the coloured dots to my known matches and makes it so much easier to visualize, compared to even reading my notes. Many thanks for doing this.
  • (2018-09-14) Frank Birt: I can't get this to work at all on my Chrome. Nothing shows on screen and nothing if I right-click. Maybe I'm doing something wrong in which case more infor would be helpful. Chrome reports that it has added the extension and does not report an error.
  • (2018-09-14) Lynn Nolan Molanders: The only thing that I see so far .. It did not keep my labels and I did update so that it would.. Is there something I am doing wrong?
  • (2018-09-13) A marvelous help with Ancestry matches! It was in beta, but now it is considered out of beta. It was wonderful before, but it's now even better! It's stable, and endlessly flexible for the various way people want to mark their matches. We have been waiting for something like this for a long, long time, and it's here!!!

Latest issues

  • (2020-08-28, v:0.0.10) Robert Whitehouse: Unable to use it
    Does not appear to work since ancestry update
  • (2019-04-03, v:0.0.10) Steve Bacheler: No color dots.
    I just installed the extension, but find that it does not fully work. If I cam fast enough, I can scan and then reload again, and am able to access the .csv file. I also note that this problem seems to have started about Oct/Nov 2018 time frame. Will it be fixed?
  • (2019-03-28, v:0.0.10) Nancy Smith: Not working as of today
    Ancestry did some more updates today on the new features and now the extension is not working correctly. Everything I had labeled is gone and what I wanted the colors to note.
  • (2019-03-20, v:0.0.10) Bobby J: DNA Labeling not showing
    It doesn't show since the extras labs has been enabled. I don't seem to be able to go back, either. I tried Chrome and Vivaldi.
  • (2019-03-06, v:0.0.10) Vanessa S: Not Working
    Since the update, I can't access my extension!
  • (2019-02-20, v:0.0.10) Janet Hall: dna matching labeling does not work. Help
    I loaded this on both my desk top and my ipad. Neither one works. I would really like to use this tool.
  • (2019-02-19, v:0.0.10) Carol Wearing: Not working
    Have I done something wrong? I installed this extension but it didn't add anything to my ancestry page, no dots no nothing. Does it conflict with the Ancestry Dna tool? or is it because my chrome is out of date?
  • (2019-01-15, v:0.0.10) pamela carnot: Ancestry will not work with DNA Match
    It will not let me see shared matches on Ancestry and I continually have to reload it.
  • (2018-11-28, v:0.0.10) Donna Tee: This extension makes it impossible to view dna match pages after page 2.
    I really love this extension but I can't view any of my sorted matches beyond page 2. Only two pages of starred matches, only two pages of shared matches, etc. Even if there are more pages available, only two will display when the extension is installed. Please fix this because this is a very valuable tool and I don't want to uninstall it. I'm running Version 70.0.3538.102 (Official Build) (64-bit) of Chrome and also have the Snavely extension and the MedBetterDNA extension installed and running.
  • (2018-11-06, v:0.0.10) Diane Gould Hall: Is there a known bug?
    I cannot view anything past my 4th page of matches on Chrome on my HP desktop. However, when I use Firefox (which doesn't have this add on) I get over 20 pages of matches. Also, on my HP laptop, where I don't have the labeling app installed I can view all my pages of matches on Chrome. Is there a known issue? Is there a setting in Chrome I'm not aware of. FYI - I have cleared all cache & cookies and signed out of Ancestry and back in. Still no luck. I sure hope this can be resolved because I very much like your product. Secondarily - will this add on soon be available for Firefox. Thanks, Diane
  • (2018-10-29, v:0.0.10) Samantha Pearson: Ability for extension to crossover devices
    Is it possible to export and import the labeling data. I did most of my work on a work laptop in Chrome but would like to do the work on my personal machine. Can you publish how the database/info is stored?


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4.1 (34 votes)
Last update / version
2018-09-13 / 0.0.10
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