While there are many menu items that might be temping to explore for the YDNA test at Family Tree DNA, only a few of them are really worth exploring in depth. Take a look at this video for a complete tour of Family Tree DNA's YDNA test.
Take this tour around your match page at 23andMe to learn the most important aspects of this most important part of your testing experience.
Watch a few of the tools and techniques come togther in this short case study about finding Otto Murhard. Taken from a webinar presented to the Florida Genealogical Society.
The Shared cM Project is a collection of data from real genetic genealogists just like you. The reported numbers can help us better determine our relationship to others. You can learn more about the shared cM project by going to www.yourDNAguide.com/shared-cm-project
As genetic genealogy gains in popularity, one of or biggest challenges is how to organize all of the data. How can we not get lost in a sea of DNA matches, but instead wade through them all to find our Best Matches? Dating, of course!
Taken from a webinar provided to the Florida Genealogical Society in November 2017.
When we see a match that has a decent pedigree chart, but we do not see a shared surname, we should get VERY excited. Here's why.
Searching by surname is a simple and easy way to get started finding your Best Matches in your DNA match list at any testing company. You can search for the surname(s) that are associated with the ancestor you are looking for today.
An updated look at the Ethnicity Tools at AncestryDNA, as of November 2017 when I presented this information as part of the Florida Genealogical Society Virtual Conference.
Ancestry has a unique tool that might just help you figure out where to start looking for a common ancestor between you and your match.
Knowing how to interpret the predicted relationship at AncestryDNA can provide significant insight when analyzing your relationship to your DNA match. This will also include a bit about how to use the total amount of shared DNA in your analysis. Taken from my participation in the Florida Genealogical Society's virtual seminar in November of 2017.
If you are trying to administer the AncestryDNA accounts for multiple people, you will want to share their results into your account for easy access and analysis. This is a clip from a class I taught for the Florida Genealogical Society Virtual Conference in November 2017.
Here are four reasons why you, or your relative, might want to be tested at AncestryDNA.
Learn how to make the most of your shakey leaf hints at AncestryDNA.
Learn about these hints that Ancestry is giving you, and what they might mean for your family history. Taken from my presentation for the Florida Genealogical Society Virtual Conference in November of 2017.
Taken from a full presentation for the Florida Genealogical Society Virtual Conference in November 2017, this is a more condensed summary of DNA circles.
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.