In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss one of our new favorite tools, Lucid Chart! After Robin Wirthlin, our genetic genealogist friend and guest blogger, wrote about using LucidChart, and helped Nicole get started using it, we quickly realized how useful it is when doing client projects involving DNA matches. We talked about how Diana found her sister’s biological parents with DNA diagramming complex relationships of matches with MindMup, a free open source Mind Map program. Now she uses LucidChart. We also mentioned some other alternatives.
Seeing the Big Picture: 3 Ways to Chart Your DNA Matches – by Robin Wirthlin at Family Locket
LucidChart.com – our favorite way to diagram DNA matches
Draw.io – free open source software like LucidChart (now called diagrams.net)
MindMup – the mind map program Diana used in her sister’s case
Using DNA to Find Biological Parents: 3 Tips to Get Started and a Case Study – Diana’s search for her sister’s biological parents
PowerPoint Smart Art – Hierarchy – another way to chart DNA matches
Draw.io – free open source software like LucidChart
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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