Using Third Party Tools for DNA (GEDMatch, DNA GEDcom’s DNA Client & Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer); DNA Education
Click HERE for a complete list of DNA Do-Over topics for 2018
During September 2018, we will cover the following areas of this topic:
- What are the best third-party DNA tools and how do they work?
- Is it worth paying for a third-party DNA tool? What about free ones?
- How can I expand my DNA knowledge through education?
DNA Do-Over Month 9 Resources
This is a developing list and as we discuss this month’s topics we will add to this document and finalize it on September 30th.
One of the lectures covered during DNA Boot Camp earlier this year is related to this month’s topics:
- Additional DNA Tools and Concepts
Have you been using the information learned about autosomal DNA in the Getting Started with DNA and Genealogy Boot Camp? Or maybe you missed the first boot camp, but you have a basic understanding of using DNA for genealogy research. Are you ready to advance to new tools such as those offered on the free website, GEDMatch? GEDMatch has additional tools for analyzing your DNA results. It also lets you find new matches! And what about using other types of DNA test such as Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA in your research? Additional DNA Tools and Concepts Boot Camp is probably the perfect way to learn more about DNA testing and genealogy. Presented by Mary Eberle, J.D. Click HERE for more information.
One of the lectures covered during the online Midwest DNA earlier this year is related to this month’s topics:
- Painting Your Chromosomes with Your Ancestors
This talk will cover a new DNA tool for painting your chromosomes: DNA Painter. The tool lets you input the DNA segments and ancestors shared with your matches. This information is displayed on your chromosomes in a colorful picture that shows which pieces of DNA you inherited from your specific ancestors. Sharing the picture with new DNA matches helps pinpoint your common ancestors. Presented by Mary Eberle, J.D. Click HERE for more information.
- Autosomal DNA Tools – ISOGG Wiki
- DNA Bargains – DNA Books
- DNA Bargains – Free DNA Webinars
- DNA Boot Camp
- DNA GEDcom
- DNA Painter
- DNA Painter Shared CMs Tool
- DNA apps promise deeper insights for consumers – but at what cost?
- Double Match Triangulator
- Family Tree Magazine – Genetic Genealogy Videos and Downloads
- GEDMatch – ISOGG Wiki
- Genome Mate
- Raw DNA Data Tools – ISOGG Wiki
- The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
- Which DNA Test Is Right For Me?
DNA Do-Over Facebook Group and More
An interactive collaborative community for the DNA Do-Over has been created on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dnadoover/. Those hoping to participate in the DNA Do-Over are encouraged to join. Just like the entire DNA Do-Over program, there is no fee or “upcharge” for this collaborative environment.
PLEASE NOTE: The post content above contains affiliate links. This means I make a percentage of sales via these links. This does not INCREASE the price you pay as a consumer. It simply supplements my income so I can continue providing as much free genealogy content as possible through my “abundance model.”
Disclaimer: All prices and offers are subject to change. Some items may be sold out and have limited inventory. Also check to see if you have automated purchase settings enabled, such as Amazon Buy with 1-Click: it is your responsibility to make sure you are getting the correct price for an item before you check out and finalize the transaction.
Disclosure statement: I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see Disclosure Statement.
©2018, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.