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.
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 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.
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.
I’m pleased to present some recent DNA Painter updates. I hope these small tweaks enhance your experience on the site.
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.
The 2021 RootsTech conference will be very different from previous events. Here is a quick RootsTech Connect preview from my perspective.
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
I have worked with computers almost every day since I started working in 1995. I’m aware that this isn’t the case for everyone, and that I inevitably have a tendency to gloss over certain technical details when explaining DNA Painter to people. This article is an attempt to correct this, with a guide to every step involved in mapping a match onto your chromosome map.