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Introducing the updated shared cM tool

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

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Bringing Y, mt and mitoYDNA into DNA Painter trees

A quick post to announce two updates to DNA Painter trees. These include mitoYDNA.org integration and the ability to view your tree with additional display options. Display options Under the settings cog/gear on the right there are now a number of display options. These give you the ability to view additional information within the tree

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Eight ways you can use ancestral trees at DNA Painter

DNA Painter is known for chromosome mapping, but also includes ancestral trees, a useful interface for visualizing your family line (aka pedigree). To create your ancestral tree, you can select your GEDCOM file and have DNA Painter extract your direct line. Or if you prefer, you can enter it manually. Trees are private by default

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Annotating a Cluster Auto Painter chromosome map

I realize lots of people have now tried Cluster Auto Painter (CAP), and not all of them will have experience of chromosome mapping or DNA Painter. Here I show the mechanics of how to use DNA Painter to annotate and investigate your clusters, including assigning them to your maternal or paternal side.

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Cluster Auto Painter: unravel your DNA test results

I’m pleased to introduce Cluster Auto Painter (CAP), an early step towards automated chromosome mapping. CAP aims to help you dig deeper into your DNA test results by letting you annotate and examine your clusters in a chromosome map.

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