Learn the ins and outs of the admixture (ethnicity) tool at 23andMe.
Watch this video for a quick overview of the 23andMe website.
If you haven't had a chance to attend a national conference, this is a small look into my corner of the exhibit hall. Thanks to Lisa Louise Cooke and the Genealogy Gems we provide high-quality mini-classes to educate and entertain those in the exhibit hall.
This is from NGS 2016 going over three reasons to have your DNA tested.
At NGS 2016 I was living' it up in the exhibit hall with Lisa Louise Cooke and the Genealogy Gems. We live streamed some of our booth sessions using Periscope, a cool social networking app. This is one of the sessions we were able to share with a larger audience than just those who attended NGS.
I am sure you will notices that the audio/video syncing is a little off, but I think it works as long as you are looking at the slides and not at me.
If you are wondering how to attack your match list, you may want to try Genetic Networking as a means to understand relationships between those on your match list.
Want to know what triangulation means in genetic genealogy terms? This is the place for the very basic overview of this method.
Triangulation is a hot topic in genetic genealogy. We will cover what the term itself means, and then the two sides of the triangulation game. We will talk about correct principles of combining the triangulation technique in your genetic networking. I have also included some references here at the bottom.
In favor of triangulation:
Evidence that seems contrary to triangulation (as it is being employed above):
From the blog Our Puzzling Past,
And from the blog On Genetics.
Using the Shared Matches tool has many layers, let's explore a few.
Before you start, you should watch this video on using Shared Matches.
Now you are ready to head over to Ancestry and give it a try.
OK, so you have mastered the shared matches tool, and you can use it to find matches who might be related to each other. Let's dig just a little bit deeper into that tool to make sure you don't veer off the path and find yourself deep in a rabbit hole.
Once you are done with this video you will probably want to head over to the Family Tree DNA Explore page and watch the Matrix video, or the AncestryDNA Explore page and watch the AncestryDNA Shared Matches - Advanced video, or (coming soon!) the 23andMe Shared Matches page.
Now you are ready for the Matrix Tool.
FTDNA has a tool that will allow you to see if your matches match each other. But before you get to excited, you need to watch this video about using Shared Matches in your family history.
Now you are ready to learn about The Matrix Tool.
Watch here for exciting new tutorials!
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The In Common With Tool (and the NOT In Common With Tool) at FTDNA is a great way to find your best matches.
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The mtDNA match table holds the most valuable information for your mtDNA test- but what does it mean? In these short few minutes together you will learn how to navigate this table and identify your best matches.
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Learn the basics of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA test) to decide if it might be of use in your family history.
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Get to know the Family Finder main match page at Family Tree DNA.
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The chromosome browser is a powerful tool to visualize your DNA connections. This basic overview will help you understand some of the background principles behind this tool. Please watch this before exploring the specific tool at each company.
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Get to know this powerful tool for visualizing your DNA matches at Family Tree DNA.
Each testing company employs its own statistical algorithms to help massage your data into something useful. But these processes effect the results you receive. In this very simplistic overview, we will address some of the problems the testing companies are facing when trying to determine your origins using your DNA.
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Ancestry has a great interactive map to help you explore the locations that may be shared between your ancestors and those of your matches.