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Chromosome Mapping Inferred Chromosome Mapping

Interpreting inferred segments: a full aunt

An interesting DNA match to my mother-in-law Lynn* and her maternal aunt (Ann) appeared this week. In this article I’ll review how I interpreted their match with Tom alongside methods for interpreting inferred segments when working with a full aunt: What can I infer about Lynn’s DNA from the segments her aunt Ann shares with

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Chromosome Mapping Tips WATO

Top recurring FAQs

I’ve just released a new homepage with a succinct summary of what you can do at DNA Painter. In addition to this, I’m presenting this new page answering some of the questions that come up again and again.

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Tools WATO

Generate a tree from the Shared cM Tool

There’s a new feature in the Shared cM Project tool. You can now view the list of potential relationships for a specific number of cM shared in a tree format. Here are some notes on how this new feature works.

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Opinion Tips

How each DNA testing site could be better

As someone who logs on to each DNA testing site several times per week, I’m offering up my thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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New Features WATO

Find potential Y-DNA and mtDNA testers

I recently added a new feature to WATO following a user suggestion. Here is a quick update explaining how you can use this to find Y-DNA and mtDNA testers.

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New Features Trees

DNA Painter Dimensions: a new way to showcase your ancestral line

I am pleased to announce the launch of dimensions, a new feature within ancestral trees at DNA Painter. Ancestral trees allow you to extract and visualise your direct line in a tree, fan chart and text pedigree, all within one searchable page.

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Chromosome Mapping Tools

Common segment generator

I finally DNA-tested my children and got the results recently. This has been fascinating and I’m sure I’ll be writing more about it in the coming months. While working to interpret their tests, I’ve created the common segment generator.

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Genealogy Trees

My WikiTree collaborative family tree challenge

WikiTree is a collaborative family tree. I was honoured to be featured in the WikiTree challenge in January. As well as being fascinating, this experience has helped me to recalibrate how I plan to document future research.

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Chromosome Mapping New Features

Latest DNA Painter updates: highlighting a match & more

I’m pleased to present some recent DNA Painter updates. I hope these small tweaks enhance your experience on the site.

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Chromosome Mapping Tips

Investigating a new DNA match

This post outlines how I recently evaluated shared segments when investigating a new DNA match. I also considered the conclusions I can draw by comparing the new match with other close relatives who have tested.

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