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