HGF DNA Interest Group (DIG) – Using Ancestry DNA Results with Third-Party Tools
May 5 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
GEDmatch Tier 1 and Genesis Tools
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet, Houston
This DIG meeting continues our review of third-party tools used with Ancestry DNA test results. In the last meeting, several new developments in genetic genealogy were discussed including a new reminder from Blaine Bettinger that we should get fully informed consent before we upload DNA data files from other people to additional websites. We also viewed the new video from Lexus announcing Genetic Select, their new service which uses genetic testing to customize your next Lexus. The main part of the meeting covered the GEDmatch free DNA tools including:
- Uploading raw DNA data files
- Are Your Parents Related
- Chromosome browser
- Tag Maches
This session will briefly review these tools, and then examine the GEDmatch fee-based Tier 1 tools and the new GEDmatch Genesis developments. We’ll also show how DNA segment data from GEDMatch is used in DNAPainter to group segments and possibly assign them to shared ancestors. If time permits, we’ll finish by summarizing our results in a McGuire Diagram showing the amounts of shared DNA and family relationships.
Information about the HGF DNA Interest Group (DIG), copies of the slides from the previous session, and annotated references with links to additional DNA resources are given on the HGF web page for the DNA Interest Group.
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