Following the release of the AncestryDNA Chromosome Painter, I thought it would be interesting to compare the offering of each company that now offers segment data for their ancestral composition (aka “ethnicity”) estimates. My family’s estimates are probably more interesting than they will be for those who have fewer different ancestries in their background. You
Earlier in July 2022, AncestryDNA launched a new feature: Chromosome Painter. In this post I’ll introduce a new tool that allows you to extract segment data that you can use to paint population information in your DNA Painter chromosome map.
As well as mapping DNA segments to ancestors, you can also map your population segments at DNA Painter. In this post, I explain how to do this and how it can help you investigate and confirm other matches.
The Library of Matches is a new tool by Cody Ely with example shared segments for different known matches. This visualization of segments could help you distinguish between different relationship possibilities.
I recently added focus mode, a new feature in WATO that I hope will help you.
Bucketing is a new DNA Painter tool that can help you subdivide your segments based on match or segment lists of other relatives.
Geneanet recently launched some enhancements to their DNA tools. Here I explain how you can bulk import Geneanet segment data into DNA Painter.
For my second guest post, I’m pleased to welcome Rachel King, a professional genealogist based in London, England. Here, Rachel shares some examples demonstrating how she uses segment data in her work.
Here’s a summary of new features at DNA Painter that I’ve released in the last couple of weeks.
I’m pleased to release a new tool today called the Shared cM Investigator. Intended for those who have siblings tested, but not the parents of those siblings, the tool uses segments and a simple mathematical equation to estimate how much DNA the parent of those siblings might have shared with the match.