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AncestryDNA – The cM Mb Disparity – Updated!

AncestryDNA – The cM Mb Disparity – Updated!

UPDATE: Found at the bottom of the article! There are different ways of measuring DNA and the most basic is by counting the bp, or base pairs, within a segment. This method counts each nucleotide – A, T, C, or G – within a segment. This is fine for defining where gene locations or finding SNPs, but if you’re trying to determine how closely related you are to someone else, it’s not the best measuring stick. … Read entire article »

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Ancestry is Putting You in Charge of Your Searches!

Ancestry is Putting You in Charge of Your Searches!

Choices This week Ancestry.com revealed that they are adding the ability to let users choose how loosely or tightly the search algorithms adhere to the keywords you’ve entered. The problem with any search engine is that if you narrow the search to tightly match a keyword, you will eliminate the inevitable errors that lie in records created by human beings, variations in name spellings, typos in birth dates, or paperwork that is misfiled. On the other … Read entire article »

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Ancestry.com Raw DNA — Hint: Is It Phased!?

Ancestry.com Raw DNA — Hint: Is It Phased!?

Starting today customers of Ancestry.com’s DNA service can download their raw data. As predicted by yours truly, (over the objections of the DNA police) it’s build 37 and Phased! What does this mean to you? Download First, go to your ‘Your DNA Homepage’ on the DNA drop-down at Ancestry.com. Once there, click ‘Manage Test Settings to the right of the orange ‘View Results’ button. Then click, ‘Get Started’ on the right hand side (see arrow in picture … Read entire article »

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Ancesty DNA – Why Low Confidence Matches Matter

Ancesty DNA – Why Low Confidence Matches Matter

Low Confidence Matches Many knowledgeable users at Ancestry.DNA continue to find the low confidence matches to be a wealth of solid cousins. So much so that sometimes most of your hints lie in those deep dark depths at the back of your DNA matches. Up until now, I haven’t put much thought into it just assuming it was the randomness of DNA. But today, I woke up with a better answer and likely the main reason … Read entire article »

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New! Two Hints at Ancestry DNA!

New! Two Hints at Ancestry DNA!

Almost all my matches match each other in multiple ways. But I just got a 1 of 2 hints at Ancestry where in the past I’ve always only got one.. and the furthest one at that! … Read entire article »

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Ancestry.DNA’s New Filter – “Has a Hint”

Ancestry.DNA’s New Filter – “Has a Hint”

Two New Ancestry DNA Features AncestryDNA has added a pair of new features meant to help customers find other customers with mutual ancestors in their trees. The first part of the new feature is the addition of a little leaf next to the number of folks in your matches trees, right where the locked icon is on locked trees. This is a great feature but unfortunately, not everyone is getting to see them – yet. According … Read entire article »

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