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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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Comparison Between Me and My Two Nieces – AncestryDNA October 21, 2019

Today, I looked at my AncestryDNA results with my two closest matches – my sister’s two daughters. I hadn’t compared the amount of shared DNA between us before today when I was looking to see if there were new close … Continue reading

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Hit a Genetic Genealogy Home Run Using Your Double-Sided Two-Faced Chromosomes While Avoiding Imposters — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Do you want to hit a home run with your DNA test, but find yourself a mite bewildered? Yep, those matches can be somewhat confusing – especially if you don’t understand what’s going on. Do you have a nagging feeling … Continue reading

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DNAPainter: Ancestral Trees — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy DNA Saturdays October 12, 2019

DNAPainter has introduced a new feature, Ancestral Trees. You can create a tree by hand or upload a GEDCOM file from your own software or one of the online vendors who support a tree export to a GEDCOM file, such … Continue reading

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Be Wary When Doing DNA Comparisons Between Different Chipsets – September 22, 2019

If you go here, https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_SNP_comparison_chart, you can see wide variations between different chipsets, including those within the same company. Checking 23andMe v2 chip vs. v5 chip, the amount of SNPs in common is 98,965. That’s a far cry from 500K … Continue reading

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MyHeritage Acquires Promethease and SNPedia – September 7, 2019

I saw this on MyHeritage about 40 minutes ago – MyHeritage Acquires Promethease and SNPedia: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/09/myheritage-acquires-promethease-and-snpedia/. There are some advantages, for example Promethease will be free through the end of 2019 and a few other items mentioned below. If you … Continue reading

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DNAPainter Update August 31, 2019

I saw this on the ISOGG Facebook group, but here’s the link to the DNA Painter Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/dnapainter/posts/471752216711974. I’m pleased to announce that trees are now available at DNA Painter for all registered users. A tree on DNA Painter … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Update – DNA Saturdays August 31, 2019

I missed this on GEDmatch as I rarely read the updates when I logged in. In case others missed it, I made it this week’s DNA Saturdays post. If you upload more than 1 kit for yourself or another person, … Continue reading

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Animal DNA Testing Companies July 16, 2019

This is an update to my April 2019 post – Animal DNA Testing Companies. Some of the companies have tests on Amazon.com or GroupOn. Prices can vary significantly between the different Animal DNA companies. Also, what’s available at each company … Continue reading

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Scapple: A Tool I’m Use For DNA Matches — Hound on the Hunt

As you know, I’m working on the Beaton/Batten Mystery (sometimes it feels like all my genealogy moments are spent on it). I’m sure if I ever figure out who William Beaton’s parents were I don’t know what I’ll do with … Continue reading

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