DNA for Genealogists

By Kathleen Brandt | Hints and Tips to DNA testing and getting the results you want.

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By Kathleen Brandt | Hints and Tips to DNA testing and getting the results you want.<p>DNA for Genealogists on Flipboard<p>By Kathleen Brandt | Hints and …

Press Release - New Partnership

<i>DNA Analysis Is Important</i><p><b>a3Genealogy, of Kansas City, Mo,</b> is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, we have entered into a definitive …

How investigators built a genetic genealogy leading to 'Golden State Killer' arrest Video - ABC News

20/20 EXTRA: Genetic genealogist and ABC News Consultant CeCe Moore showed "20/20" how investigators may have built a family tree to identify a …

DNA for Genealogists. on Flipboard

By Kathleen Brandt | Hints and Tips to DNA testing and getting the results you want.<p>Our Favourite DNA Facts<p>DNA - or Deoxyribonucleic Acid - is our …

Genetic Genealogy using GEDmatch - An Absolute Beginners Guide

The large table will list your matches in order of <b>Total cM</b> overlap. Most everyone on the list (especially those near the top) will be related to …

Genealogy

What is Gedmatch?

What is Gedmatch? Gedmatch is an absolutely amazing website where you can analyze your DNA and that of your matches, find new family matches, and …

Visual Phasing: My Father in Law’s Chromosome 22

Looking through the visual phasing of my father in law’s family, I notice I am missing a map for Chromosome 22. Chromosome 22 is the easiest and …

Ancestry DNA Matches: Three Tools You May Not be Using

Diana Elder AGⓇ is a professional genealogist, author, and speaker. She is accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States through the …

Comment on An X-DNA Case Study by JB

Hi<br>I have an X question. I am female.<br>My father is Native American and my mother is not (from what she knows). I was confused by my 23andme results …

Genealogy

Comment on Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 5 of 5) by Eric Gabriel

Hello Blaine,<br>I read these posts when you posted them and slowly, manually worked through two sets of three siblings, myself/brother/sister and …

Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 4 of 5)

Five-Part Series on Visual Phasing: Part I – Explaining visual phasing and identifying/labeling recombination points (November 21, 2016) Part II – …

Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 3 of 5)

Five-Part Series on Visual Phasing: Part I – Explaining visual phasing and identifying/labeling recombination points (November 21, 2016) Part II – …

Comment on Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 2 of 5) by Mike Ackley

Another great post Blaine! Your warning was spot on — when I got to that point I was a little confused and had to just sit and stare at it for a …

Comment on Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 1 of 5) by Craig Gowens

I have been working on doing the visual phasing for both my father’s and mother’s side of the family for several months now. I am fortunate that …

Shared cM Project Tool

4 Kinds of DNA for Genetic Genealogy

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the different “kinds” of DNA and how they can be used for genetic genealogy.<p>It used to be simple. When …

Autosomal DNA Transfers – Which Companies Accept Which Tests?

Somehow, I missed the announcement that Family Tree DNA now accepts uploads from MyHeritage.Update – Shortly after the publication of this article, I …

Triangulation does NOT mean IBD « Louis Kessler's Behold Blog

When I was first learning about autosomal DNA analysis, just over a year ago, I was under the misconception that if three people triangulate on a …

No, You Don’t Really Have 7,900 4th Cousins: Some DNA Basics for Those With Jewish Heritage

Perhaps you’ve been lured by the siren song of the commercials (“<i>We thought we were German! But it turns out we’re Scottish!”)</i> and had your DNA …

Genealogy

DNAgedcom

In the last few months, I have helped solve five out of six unknown parentage cases in just a few weeks from mainly third and fourth cousin matches. …

Want to Star in an Ancestry Commercial?

Have your AncestryDNA results inspired you to travel somewhere new or achieve something great? Tell us about it! Nothing speaks to the power of …

Managing multiple kits – and the new AncestryDNA change

There has been lots of brouhaha in the genetic genealogy community this week! AncestryDNA just announced some dramatic changes coming July 18th for …

Genealogy

Visualising Ancestry DNA matches–Part 1–Getting ready

This is the first post of a series that will demonstrate, <b>step-by-step</b>, how to use a free Excel-based network analysis tool to explore and get more …

The Fourth Pond: MyHeritage DNA

For years we have been advising DNA testers, specifically those searching for birth family and attempting to solve family mysteries, to test at all …

DNA transfers to Family Tree DNA are back!

It’s working again! At last …You can upload your DNA test results from <b>Ancestry.com</b> and/or <b>23andme</b> to Family Tree DNA again! You get a free look and …