Tag Archives: DNA-Explained

DNA Beginnings: What is a Match? — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Before we evaluate matches at each of the four major vendors, FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage, Ancestry and 23andMe, let’s discuss what a DNA match is, what it means, and what it does NOT mean. DNA Beginnings: What is a Match?

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Nine Years and Future Plans – Happy Blogiversary — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Happy Blogiversary! Yes, blogiversary is actually a real word for a blog’s birthday.It’s DNAeXplained’s 9th birthday and I nearly forgot. Nine Years and Future Plans – Happy Blogiversary Happy 9th Blogiversary.

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What is a Heteroplasmy and Why Do I Care? — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Most people have never heard of a heteroplasmy – but you might have one. You Might Have a Heteroplasmy If… …You have no exact matches at the full sequence mitochondrial DNA level. What is a Heteroplasmy and Why Do I … Continue reading

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23andMe Changes: Triangulation Doesn’t Work the Same Way — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

23andMe made a significant change about the time I was recording my RootsTech presentation about triangulation which provided examples at each vendor. Unfortunately, there was no notification to customers, so most people still aren’t aware. In the fall and winter … Continue reading

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More Losses at 23andMe – Including No Ethnicity Update for V2, V3 or V4 Chip Customers — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Did you test with 23andMe prior to August 2017? If you were among the millions of customers who tested in the decade between 2007 and 2017, you tested on the V1-V4 chip. Unfortunately, 23andMe has made the decision to no … Continue reading

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23andMe Changes – Download Matches Now or Lose Many — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Recently, 23andMe implemented a new subscription model. In their new model, which requires retesting (with a new sample) on the V5 chip, you can pay a yearly subscription fee of $29 to receive up to 4500 matches. The subscription service … Continue reading

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Genetic Affairs Instructions and Resources — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

I’ve created this summary article that includes links to the various step-by-step instructional articles I’ve published about Genetic Affairs, a wonderful DNA analysis tool. I’ll add more articles as they are published. Genetic Affairs is a third-party tool created by … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Health Follow-up – August 3, 2020

Standard Disclaimer: I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 (where applicable) or contact … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Follow-up – July 30, 2020

As I mentioned in earlier posts – AncestryDNA Follow-up – July 17, 2020 and What’s Changing At Ancestry DNA? — Hound on the Hunt, changes are coming to AncestryDNA. The removal of 6 – 7 cM matches is set to go … Continue reading

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Reminder: Ancestry’s DNA Circles Will Vanish July 1 – Act Now to Preserve — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

This is reminder that Ancestry is permanently removing DNA Circles from customer accounts on July 1st. If you have not recorded the information held in your Circles and New Ancestor Discoveries, if you had any, do that NOW. There is … Continue reading

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