Useful tools and resources for genetic genealogy

Tools for genetic genealogy

As well as trees and chromosome mapping, the site hosts:

Shared cM Tool

An interactive tool to show possible and probable relationships based on centimorgans shared

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Beta version with updated probabilities

What are the Odds? Beta v2

A tool to use the shared cM from multiple matches to test out hypotheses

Create a new probability tree

Frequently asked questions

Bucketing New

A tool that can help group matches into maternal and paternal (or link them to a common ancestor) by filtering a list of segments using other lists of segments or matches from known relatives

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Library of matches New

A collection by Cody Ely of real example matches and shared segments from a wide variety of relationships, to be used for relationship prediction and reference.

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Visit the map

Cluster Auto Painter

Takes your cluster file and segments files and generates a chromosome map with the segments grouped by cluster.

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Inferred segment generator

Copy and paste the segments that you and a close relative share with a DNA match, and this tool will output just the segments that you do not share with the match.

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Shared cM Investigator New

Paste multiple sets of segments that siblings share with a match and this tool will estimate the total amount of DNA the parent is likely to have shared with this match.

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Distinct segment generator

Copy and paste two or more sets of segments that multiple family members share with a single match. This tool will identify the distinct segments and return cM values for each along with the total cM.

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Common segment generator

Copy and paste in two sets of segments. The tool will return just those that are common to all sets.

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cM estimator

Enter the chromosome, start, and end positions and this tool will calculate an estimated number of centiMorgans (cM) to one decimal place.

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Individual Match Filter

Paste in segments, and the tool will return the segments and total filtered cM according to the criteria you set

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Cluster Formatter

A simple tool to extract a CSV of clusters and matches from your Genetic Affairs or MyHeritage autocluster output.

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If you're looking for Y-DNA and mtDNA tools, I highly recommend http://scaledinnovation.com/