The fifth post in a series aiming to surface features at DNA Painter that you might not be aware of. This time I’m focusing on different views within your chromosome map.
As of September 2023, it will be five years since I launched subscriptions at DNA Painter. In this article I’ll summarize why you might want to subscribe, and what you get if you do.
Today, the British testing company Living DNA announced that they’ve added a chromosome browser. In this post I’ll explain what the new feature does and give my first impressions of this first release. I’ll also explain how you can use this data in your DNA Painter chromosome map.
For my latest guest post, I’m pleased to welcome Tanner Tolman, a professional genealogist based in Utah. Tanner has successfully achieved something that’s a holy grail for many genealogists: reconstructing someone’s DNA based on the DNA of their descendants. Tanner has written a detailed account of the steps he had to go through in the process of DNA reconstruction for his wife’s grandmother.
The fourth post in a series aiming to surface features at DNA Painter that you might not be aware of. This time I’m focusing on display options for your chromosome map.
The Shared cM Project tool is a popular interactive tool that allows you to enter an amount of shared DNA and explore relationship possibilities. In this short post I explain how to access more detail in the shared cM histograms.
Within your ancestral tree at DNA Painter, ‘Show genetic ancestors’ will highlight those ancestors you’ve marked in this way. In this short article, I’ll discuss what ‘genetic ancestors’ are and explain how you can track them in your tree.
You can change the segment layer order within any DNA Painter chromosome map by dragging and dropping the groups in the key. This article, the first in a new series, explains how this works.
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.
As part of your ongoing DNA work, you might sometimes like to merge chromosome maps together or use data from one map in another. In this post I recap on the different ways you can duplicate and copy data between chromosome maps.