Purpose: Explain why updating Notes is critical in the workflow.
Format: Step-by-step tutorial
This section is written from the perspective of a proponent of
the Walking the Clusters Back approach. This iterative process
is described by Jim Bartlett in three blog posts: Walking The
Clusters Back (part I), part II, part III.
The Note field of AncestryDNA matches, displayed and updated by
Shared Clustering, is used as the primary documentation in our
However, alternate approaches exist, and may better suit your needs or practices. If so, this content may still be useful to
help you develop your own approach.