This series is about how I found my grandmother's father with DNA. To read the other posts in the series, click below: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Did you know that you can upload your Ancestry DNA test results to other select databases for free? A lot of people take a DNA test with only one company, so you can increase your chances of finding genetic matches by entering multiple databases. You never know where you'll find your genetic matches; maybe the closest one is in a database different from you! In my previous posts, I discussed...
For most of us, the goal of genetic genealogy is to identify how our DNA matches are related to us. We want to determine our common ancestor or identify an ancestor who was previously unknown to us. Chromosome browsers help us do that. By determining that an autosomal DNA segment was inherited from a certain ancestor, we can use that segment information in the future to identify matches whose connection to us is unknown. Chromosome browsers also help us triangulate segments of DNA data shared with 2 or more genetic matches. When segment triangulation is achieved, we are able to...
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