DNA Icons

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I created these images to make mirror trees on Ancestry more manageable. The icons visually help show known paths, ancestors, possible ancestors, and matches. The X icon is especially useful if a branch is a known dead-end.

Tree tip: I tend to use a match’s username as first name, Ancestry as their last name, and cMs/segments as their suffix. I can easily find matches in a tree by looking at Ancestry surname and quickly get their cMs too.


Download the full set here.

If you want to recommend an addition or change, contact me.


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  • Update 04/09/2018: Added maternal/paternal MRCA, maternal/paternal Ancestor icons. Also added Adoptees Welcome icon for Ancestry/23andMe profile pics (for those willing to help adoptees).
  • Update 03/21/2016: Added maternal and paternal DNA Match icons.