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Chromosome Mapping New Features Tools

New: AncestryDNA Chromosome Painter Segments

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.

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Interviews New Features Tools

Introducing the Library of 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.

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New Features WATO

Focus mode in What are the Odds? (WATO)

I recently added focus mode, a new feature in WATO that I hope will help you.

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Chromosome Mapping New Features Tools

It’s Bucketing at DNA Painter…

Bucketing is a new DNA Painter tool that can help you subdivide your segments based on match or segment lists of other relatives.

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Chromosome Mapping New Features Trees WATO

New features for maps, trees and WATO at DNA Painter

Here’s a summary of new features at DNA Painter that I’ve released in the last couple of weeks.

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New Features Tools

Put your sibling tests to work with the Shared cM Investigator

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.

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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 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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New Features Tools WATO

Recent updates: most distant common ancestors and more

I get a lot of correspondence and feedback from users of DNA Painter, which I’m very grateful for. In many cases this feedback helps me to make important improvements. I’m announcing two recent updates here, including the addition of most distant common ancestors to the shared cM tool. Shared cM Tool One key question in

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