Working with DNA Matches

DNA Triangulation

DNA Triangulation

DNA triangulation can help you figure out how you’re related to your DNA matches or identify an unknown ancestor on your family tree. Here’s how it can help you with your shared matches and genealogy.

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Chromosome Mapping with DNA Painter

Chromosome Mapping with DNA Painter

Chromosome mapping can be a fun way to compare DNA you share with known matches and assign specific genetic strands to specific ancestors. Here’s how to do this with DNA Painter.

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Organize and Label Your DNA Matches

Organize and Label Your DNA Matches

Organizing your DNA matches helps you make sense of them. From someone who organizes DNA results for a living, here’s the fastest, easiest way to organize them, whether you’ve tested at AncestryDNA, 23andMe or another company.

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Missing 4th Cousins | DNA Match List

Missing 4th Cousins | DNA Match List

You’re missing about half of your real 4th cousins in your DNA match list! This short video tutorial explains why aren’t they showing up on your DNA match list if they’ve tested at the same company!

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What is Endogamy? DNA Testing and Endogamy

What is Endogamy? DNA Testing and Endogamy

What is endogamy? This introduction to endogamy helps you understand what it is and how it can complicate genetic genealogy analysis. Learn a crucial tip for spotting endogamous relationships on your DNA match list.

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Improve DNA Match Relationships: Avoid Confirmation Bias

Improve DNA Match Relationships: Avoid Confirmation Bias

You may have DNA match relationship issues and not even know it! Confirmation bias may be affecting your judgment about how you’re related to your DNA matches. You’ll want to know the difference between a genealogical v. genetic relationship, too. Here’s why.

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Combine DNA Test Types

Combine DNA Test Types

Combine DNA tests to help find birth parents or identify ancestors! This tasty example for an adoptee combines autosomal plus mtDNA testing to help identify a DNA match on her maternal line.

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Organizing DNA Matches: 3 Steps

Organizing DNA Matches: 3 Steps

Get started organizing your DNA matches with these 3 suggestions for turning your jumbled list into an organized group of genetic networks—and eventually, a better family tree.

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