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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: upload match segments from Geneanet in bulk

Geneanet recently launched some enhancements to their DNA tools. Here I explain how you can bulk import Geneanet segment data into DNA Painter.

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Chromosome Mapping Guest posts

Using segment data to identify unknown DNA

For my second guest post, I’m pleased to welcome Rachel King, a professional genealogist based in London, England. Here, Rachel shares some examples demonstrating how she uses segment data in her work.

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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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Chromosome Mapping Guest posts

Chromosome mapping and endogamy

For this first guest post, I’m pleased to welcome Lara Diamond, whose popular blog Lara’s Jewnealogy has been running since 2013. Endogamy has a very visible effect on chromosome mapping, as Lara explains very clearly

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Interviews

Meet the genealogists of the Hidden Branch

I recently became an ambassador for the Hidden Branch, a group that advocates for young genealogists. I’m really pleased to be involved in the endeavour of encouraging take-up of our hobby and helping the next generation get involved. I got some interesting responses from group members when I asked about their background, interests and experience with DNA.

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Chromosome Mapping Tips

Copying from one chromosome map to another

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.

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