Working with DNA matches

How to Label Your MyHeritage DNA Matches

How to Label Your MyHeritage DNA Matches

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.

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From DNA Match to Family Reunion

From DNA Match to Family Reunion

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.)

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Endogamy v Pedigree Collapse | DNA Matches

Endogamy v Pedigree Collapse | DNA Matches

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.

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Generation of Connection with Your DNA Matches

Generation of Connection with Your DNA Matches

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...

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No DNA Matches on Dad’s Side?

No DNA Matches on Dad’s Side?

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.

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Y DNA Matches: How Are You Related?

Y DNA Matches: How Are You Related?

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.

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Contacting DNA Matches: IT WORKED!

Contacting DNA Matches: IT WORKED!

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.

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What is a Genetic Network?

What is a Genetic Network?

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!

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What Is CODIS?

What Is CODIS?

What is CODIS and who can use it for forensic genealogy and DNA matching? Here are answers.

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Connect Meaningfully with DNA Matches

Connect Meaningfully with DNA Matches

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.

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