Use labels to organize your MyHeritage DNA matches so you can make more family history discoveries! Here’s how–and here’s a tip for finding a Best Known Match using the Theory of Family Relativity so you can create genetic networks.
Working with DNA matches
I just got invited to a family reunion by a DNA match! Here’s how to find fellow descendants of common ancestors on your DNA match list. (Whether to invite them to a party, sight-unseen, is up to you.)
Need to download your DNA match list? Here’s how to export your DNA matches from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage and Family Tree DNA.
DNA testing outside the US is not as popular as inside the US. If your goal is finding DNA matches (or ancestors) outside the United States, what should your DNA testing strategy be?
Is endogamy or pedigree collapse affecting your ability to work with your DNA matches? What’s the difference, how can you tell and what can you do about them? Check out these strategies you can try now.
Your generation of connection is key to learning how you’re related to your DNA matches. It’s where you’ll find your most recent common ancestor(s) (MRCA). You and your match may have two DIFFERENT generations of connection. Don’t worry, we’ve got an easy explanation! What is the generation of...
Say you took at DNA test with AncestryDNA but your cousin tested at 23andMe, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA or Living DNA. How can you compare your DNA test results to each other?
Why don’t you have any DNA matches on your father’s side? Or maybe it’s your mother’s side without matches. Here are four reasons you may be missing matches you expect to see.
How are you related to your Y DNA matches at Family Tree DNA? YDNA tests don’t give shared cM clues about how closely you’re related. Take this video tour of your Y DNA match list to start figuring out your relationships to your Y DNA matches.
To successfully contact DNA matches, here’s EXACTLY what one researcher did. The outcome (spoiler alert!) included actually MEETING some of her newfound Jewish and Eastern European cousins.
What is a genetic network? Here’s how genetic networks apply to your DNA matches and how they can topple your genealogy brick walls by finding your missing ancestors and solving family history mysteries!
What can you do with more distant DNA matches, with whom you share fewer centimorgans and with whom a common ancestor isn’t apparent? Diahan Southard says to consider these three things.
What is CODIS and who can use it for forensic genealogy and DNA matching? Here are answers.
Connecting with DNA matches isn’t easy. But Rosilyn Rayborn has connected so successfully, she’s launched a podcast of conversations with DNA matches! Learn more, including tips for getting your matches to respond to you.
Not sure how you are related to your DNA match? Use the free “What Are the Odds?” tool at DNA Painter to explore the possibilities and to help build a more accurate family tree.