Ancestry . com Shaky Leaf Algorithm & the Suffix – reply

So my question for the group is: Is the name Suffix used by Ancestry.com for anything? I can’t find where the Shaky Leaf or Manual Searching are documented.

A reply came in yesterday from Dayna Jacobs @ “On Granny’s Trail” which I feel is important enough to share in a separate post so Followers see it.

I attended a class given by Crista Cowan a couple of weeks ago. She is the one known as the “Barefoot Genealogist” and is employed by Ancestry to represent them and get people interested in their product. Anyway, she was teaching us how to use Ancestry DNA and she showed us how she uses the suffix field to identify her ancestral lines after finding cousin matches on Ancestry DNA. She uses a colored heart icon in the suffix field. She has eight colors, representing each of her great-grandparent lines. She did not mention any possible problems with the shaky leaf hints resulting from this, and I am assuming it is not a factor since she is the Ancestry guru and pretty much knows everything about it.

This is another interesting way to document DNA findings in your Ancestry . com tree. Thanks, Dayna

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