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.
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Are you using the What Are The Odds tool on DNA Painter?

One of the best, if not the best tool, for analyzing DNA is called the What Are The Odds tool on DNA Painter, Affectionately known as the WATO tool, you can analyze an unknown person compared to known DNA matches to make new discoveries. The origin DNA Painter’s What Are The Odds tool The WATO […]

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What is DNA overlap? How does it impact your genetic genealogy research? #genetics #dnaresults
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How do overlapping genes impact GEDmatch results?

If genetic genealogy wasn’t complicated enough, add overlapping genes into the mix, and you’re in for a world of confusion. You may struggle to determine your relationship with an unknown relative and shockingly discover a genetic match much different than what you previously thought with a known relative. GEDmatch has a tool to help you […]

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Discover how to recreate the DNA of your loved one using the Lazarus tool on GEDmatch. #genealogy #geneticgenealogy #dnascience
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Recreate Your Ancestor’s DNA with the GEDmatch Lazarus Tool

We all have relatives who’ve passed away before taking a DNA test. Discover how with GEDMatch’s Lazarus tool can recreate your decease ancestor’s DNA. Commercial DNA testing has been around for almost twenty years but only about ten years for genealogical purposes. During that time we’ve had lots of relatives who may have been interested […]

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How many small DNA segments are legitimate?

If you’ve looked at Family Tree DNA data, then you’ve seen that some of your matches have some small segments that are less than seven centimorgans. Ever wonder how many of these small segments could actually be matches? The Small DNA Segment Debate There’s some debate on them.  Some people see them and they think […]

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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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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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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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