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.
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.
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.
Register at DNA Painter: every step
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to register at DNA Painter by creating a free user account. Step 1: Navigate to the form Go to dnapainter.com and click ‘Register’ in the top right corner in order to reach the registration page. Step 2: Fill out the form to register at DNA Painter Enter your
A short article taking stock of an odd but busy year for DNA Painter
In this follow-up article I discuss inferred chromosome mapping in more detail, also introducing a new tool I’ve created to make the process easier.
Estimating cMs for a segment of DNA
This article introduces a simple new tool for calculating the number of cMs in a segment of DNA