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.
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.
This article introduces a simple new tool for calculating the number of cMs in a segment of DNA
Chromosome mapping has a dedicated following, but it might not be for everyone. So why map your chromosomes? In this article I’ll attempt to explain it concisely so you can figure out if it’s worth your time.
Since DNA Painter first launched in 2017, lots of new features have been added. Some longstanding features are also quite well hidden! My thanks go out to everyone who has made recommendations. Here is quick run-through of some features you might have missed within chromosome maps.
A quick reminder that this Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, I will be giving a live webinar at Legacy Family Webinars on What Are the Odds? (WATO). You can get more details and register for the free webinar at the Legacy Family Tree Webinars site. Update: the archived webinar is freely available to view here. I’ll
The day has arrived! Version 4 of the Shared cM project is now out, and there’s an updated shared cM tool as well. Since 2015, Blaine Bettinger has been crowd-sourcing data on the number of centimorgans (cMs) of DNA shared for known relationships. The result is an incredibly useful dataset that helps genealogists start to