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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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The Shared Matches Tool at AncestryDNA is one of the most powerful for helping you determine how you are related to others on your match list.
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The reference populations employed by the testing companies greatly impact the results you receive. Learn what each company is doing differently and how their methods may impact your results.
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Discover why DNA circles at AncestryDNA can help jump start your genetic genealogy research.