Category Archives: 23andMe

MyHeritage DNA Ethnic Update and Chromosome Browser

As mentioned on MyHeritage’s blog https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/01/major-updates-and-improvements-to-myheritage-dna-matching/, here’s a brief blurb from the blog: We’re excited to announce major updates and improvements to DNA Matching rolled out today for all our users. Anyone who took a MyHeritage DNA test, and anyone … Continue reading

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Ignore Ethnic Results Below the Continental Level

Update: I added GenCove to the list as #12 because they recently updated my 23andMe v3 chip transfer ethnicity results. I also added GenePlaza #13. I don’t recommend any company or admixture test for determining your ethnic results below the … Continue reading

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My GEDmatch Admixture Results

Note: All of these GEDmatch admixture tools were run using my 23andMe results (I included 23andMe ethnic results below as a comparison to the other admixture results to give a baseline) and the default settings for each tool. This was … Continue reading

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Maternal vs. Matrilineal and Paternal vs. Patrilineal – There is a Huge Difference

Too often, non-experts and way too many genealogy experts use paternal and maternal when they should be using matrilineal and patrilineal. Half of your ancestors are maternal and half are paternal, but only a small fraction of those ancestors fail … Continue reading

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Current DNA Prices January 7, 2018

Updated: January 9, 2018 – some of the prices have changed from January 7; please double check before ordering. Before purchasing from any of the below DNA companies, always check the price before you order as prices can change fast. … Continue reading

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What’s the Best DNA Test?

This is by far, the most common question I hear during my DNA presentations or informal discussions about DNA. Simple answer – there is no best DNA test or best DNA company. More complicated answer – it depends on what … Continue reading

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Cautions About DNA Testing Results

I give presentations about genealogical DNA on a regular basis. I also belong to way too many DNA groups on Facebook. One of the things I see in those groups and sometimes in audience questions involves expectations. For adoptees or … Continue reading

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