Author: Andy Lee

Author, Engineer, Educator. Andy Lee is the DNA guru of Family History Fanatics. He is also your knowledgeable but casual genealogy researcher.
How to Compare Family Trees on GEDmatch #gedcom #gedmatch #genealogy
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Explore the GEDCOM tools on GEDmatch

Do you have a GEDCOM file on GEDmatch? If so, there are tree-matching tools that you can use to help you find other clues to help progress your genealogical research. Before we talk about the tools, first let’s make sure you know what a GEDCOM file is. GEDCOM stands GEnealogical Data COMmunication. It is a […]

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How Do Small Family Sizes Impact Your DNA Matches? #geneticgenealogy #dnamatches
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How Do Small Family Sizes Impact Your DNA Matches?

Have you had problems finding any matches with DNA? Do all of your close matches only share about fifty centimorgans or less with you? If so, you may suffer from the problem of small families. Family Sizes Throughout History Family sizes have varied a lot over history, but in the last 200 years, the trend […]

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The Value of Comparing Two DNA Kits on GEDmatch Genesis

What can you learn while comparing two DNA kits on GEDmatch Genesis to assist in your genetic genealogy research? Discover the changes that occur when you match cousins of a known common ancestor, a parent-child, and a family with endogamy. As genealogists, one of the things we’re research is how people are related to us […]

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Can DNA tell you if your parents are genetically related?
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Can DNA reveal if your parents are related?

Are your parents related? Genesis has a tool that can help you find out. Most people might think, “my parents aren’t related,” but if you go back three or four generations you might actually find that your parents share a common great-great-grandparent How can GEDmatch tell whether or not your parents are related? You get […]

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GEDmatch One-to-Many
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An Overview of the One-to-Many Tools on GEDmatch Genesis

Many people take a genealogy DNA test to find cousins. GEDmatch has released their Genesis upgrade with a host of great tools you’ll want to use to find your cousins. One tool to try is One-to-Many tool on GEDmatch Genesis. When you log into Genesis, the One-to-Many tool is going to be down under DNA […]

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Popularity of Genealogy
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The One Genealogy Myth That Must Die!

Genealogists like to say that the hobby is as popular as porn or gardening. They couldn’t be further from the truth!

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Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Update
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A Look at AncestryDNA’s Ethnicity Updates

If you’ve looked at Ancestry recently, then you may have noticed that your ethnicity results have changed. Does that mean that you’ve changed as well?

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What are the Effects of Medical Treatments on your DNA?

We receive our DNA from our mother and father and it sticks with us throughout our life. But is there any way that our DNA can change during our lifetime? Lots of people have asked about specific situations where DNA can be changed. Today we are going to talk about them and what they mean […]

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10 Genetic Genealogy Videos on YouTube You Must Watch

Genetic genealogy is complicated for some, which is why we curated a list of ten videos to help explain the top ten questions we’re asked about DNA an genealogy. To view the videos, click on the viewer to watch from this page or click on the link below each suggestion to watch the video on […]

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Is genealogy only for old people? A 2018 Assessment

Have you ever heard that genealogy is for old people? Let’s see if that is true! For most of my life, I have heard that genealogy is for old people. There has to be some truth to this. After all, the majority of people at conferences and genealogical societies are north of 50, usually north […]

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