GEDmatch Numbers

After uploading to GEDmatch and viewing your One-to-Many or One-to-One reports, one of the first questions you will have is “What the !@#$ are all these numbers?” Don’t freak out. They are fairly simple to understand. First, before we discuss the results, you will want to have a relationship predictor handy. You can use mine or […]

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Mirroring a Tree on Ancestry (for Adoptees)

What does mirroring a tree do? Mirroring exploits AncestryDNA’s tree and relationship prediction algorithms to find shared ancestors between the user mirroring the tree, the Mirror Cousin (a DNA match with a public tree), and a potential third cousin that matches. The goal of mirroring is to find Shared Ancestor Hints. Sometimes the common ancestor is […]

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Downloading your raw DNA

AncestryDNA How to access and download your autosomal DNA results from AncestryDNA The following describes how to access and download your autosomal raw data from AncestryDNA: Navigate to the website homepage. In the upper-right corner, click Sign In to display the sign in window. In the Username or email field, enter your username or email. In the Password field, enter your […]

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