Last night I released an update with several enhancements to the DNA Coverage tool that I’ll list in this short post.
The coverage estimator is a new tool at DNA Painter that lets you build a tree or import a GEDCOM and then mark the people in that tree who have tested. It then estimates the DNA coverage for the root person based on the testers. In this post I explain how to use it.
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.