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.
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.
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.
Running Time: 5:41
Ancestry has a great interactive map to help you explore the locations that may be shared between your ancestors and those of your matches.