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Parent/Child DNA Profile vs Siblings

Parent/Child DNA Profile vs Siblings

  There has been a question about what a parent child DNA profile looks like vs siblings. Here are two example shots. Be aware that the parent child example here also has a blue segment that is in common with me. I share no DNA with the siblings so there are no blue segments there. Even if a siblings shared exactly 50%, it would not be distributed the same as a Parent/Child is. It’s not JUST … Read entire article »

Filed under: The Basics

23andMe Site Makeover – Color That Site! Will Save Your Aching Eyes

23andMe Site Make Over 23andMe‘s new site makeover has given me a headache — literally! After months of negative feedback, 23andMe has gone ahead with it’s ill-thought-out site make over. Not only is this a waste of effort compared to things that have needed fixed for years (Hello — the email system is 98% Neandertal!) but the gleaming white background has made yours truly unable to even fairly review the changes because within minutes my eyes start strobing or I get spots fluttering over the screen. Within fifteen minutes I have a headache. I have other sites that are problems but it is so annoying that the site, that I use the most for my family search, is making me physically ill. Color That Site! While they seem to have realized the expanse … Read entire article »

Filed under: 23andMe Guide

23andMe Site Redesign – Where Is the Site Search Function?

23andMe Site Redesign – Where Is the Site Search Function?

Search Link for 23andMe For my reader’s convenience, I’m putting the link to a search page at the top of the story: Click Here to Search 23andMe New Design Despite feedback from ‘experienced’ users that they didn’t like the new beta site, 23andMe has rolled it out to everyone. I have to admit, I’m not fond of it. For one, it now overrides my background settings forcing me to look at a bright white screen. I work on my … Read entire article »

Filed under: 23andMe Guide

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 »

Filed under: AncestryDNA, DNA News

Interesting New Ancestry Cousins This Week

Overlapping Cousin Trees I’ve been meaning to detail my finds on my blog but haven’t really been doing much of that. Time to start! Chretien and Lebeau I have found two interesting matches at Ancestry this week. One shares the same couple I suspected was the link between myself and another 4-6th cousin. That cousin happily has only 2 of 8 lines — at the second cousin level — which are French or French Canadian one maternal and one paternal. The maternal line runs right through Detroit and this is where the second match is at: Edward Christian (Chretien) born Detroit 1853 and Mary Lebeau born Paris1860. They were married in 1879 in Butte Montana. Such being the case, that Mary never came to Detroit, I’m now looking to his siblings some of … Read entire article »

Filed under: My Genetic Journey

How to Contact 23andMe Customer Support

How to Contact 23andMe Customer Support

23andMe Changes 23andMe has made their helpdesk almost impossible to contact. You have to search through the site with a fine-toothed comb to find the new “Customer Care” center. Not only that, but you have to fit your request into one of the categories –many problems are NOT covered by a category they have listed and there’s no ‘general’ category. They have made it damn near impossible to contact them and even harder to figure out how … Read entire article »

Filed under: 23andMe Guide