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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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Discover the latest genealogy video releases on YouTube. #genealogy #dnatests #youtube
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MyTree Tags, Lazarus and more – Genealogy Video RoundUp

This week on YouTube, the following genealogy videos feature the basics of MyTreeTags, how to recreate your ancestor’s DNA using the Lazarus tool, and a fun Man on the Street video. Check it out! Genealogy Videos This week’s round-up of genealogy covers a wide range of topics. Finding female ancestors, using a new tool on […]

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DNA Painting, Southern Genealogy, and more. #genealogy #education #youtube
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DNA Painting and More in the Genealogy Video Round-Up

This week’s genealogy video round-up features an explanation of what DNA painting is and how to use it in your genealogy research. Additional videos include tips on how to best utilize the 1860 US Census and solving a tough genealogy case. Let’s get started. Genealogy Research Videos Becoming a better researcher begins with knowing what […]

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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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Register for a virtual event at DNA sponsored by MyHeritageDNA. #genealogy #dnaresults #conference
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Make Plans to Attend the A Summer of DNA eConference

Genetic genealogy can be confusing but there are a number of tools and strategies that can help us make more sense of it all. Sponsored by MyHeritage, all registrants have a chance to WIN one of 4 DNA kits and other door prizes. This conference will discuss the new Theory of Family Relativity tool from […]

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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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By looking at multiple siblings, we can determine how much of their parents DNA they have altogether. #genetics #dnapainter
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How much of your Parents’ DNA do you and your siblings have altogether?

You share some DNA with your siblings, which means if you have enough siblings you have all of your parents DNA, but how much DNA? In the Genetic Genealogy Tips and Techniques Facebook Group, there was a discussion a couple weeks ago about, “How much DNA do siblings, as a group, share with their parents?” […]

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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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