Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about Family Tree DNA’s family matching and bucketing system, which is part of the Family Finder autosomal test. After linking a DNA match to your family tree at their website, the family matching algorithm uses phased matching to assign maternal and paternal icons/buckets to your matches. Adding close matches and up to third cousins helps you take advantage of this helpful tool. Listen in as we discuss how this can help you better use your matches at FTDNA.
FamilyTreeDNA Family Matching and Bucketing by Nicole at Family Locket – https://familylocket.com/familytreedna-family-matching-and-bucketing/
FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/
“Family Finder – Family Matching Feature,” Family Tree DNA Learning Center (https://learn.familytreedna.com/user-guide/family-finder-myftdna/ftdna-family-matching-system/ : accessed 6 August 2021).
“Updates To Family Finder, Featuring Improved Matching And A Soon To Be Released Chromosome Painter,” 1 July 2021, FamilyTreeDNA Blog (https://blog.familytreedna.com/updates-to-family-finder-matching-and-chromosome-painter/ : accessed 6 August 2021).
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Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence book by Diana Elder, Nicole Dyer, and Robin Wirthlin – https://amzn.to/3gn0hKx
Research Like a Pro with DNA eCourse – independent study course – https://familylocket.com/product/research-like-a-pro-with-dna-ecourse/
RLP with DNA Study Group – upcoming group and email notification list – https://familylocket.com/services/research-like-a-pro-with-dna-study-group/
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