DNA Do-Over – Month 9 – September 2018

The DNA Do-Over - Month 9 September 2018: Using Third Party Tools for DNA (GEDMatch, DNA GEDcom's DNA Client & Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer); DNA Education

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.

DNA Bootcamp

Additional DNA Tools and Concepts Digital Download

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.

Midwest DNA

The digital downloads for Midwest DNA held June 9, 2018 are now available - great DNA genealogy webinars by Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle and Jane Haldeman.

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.

Web-Based Resources

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.

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.