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My MyHeritage DNA Results Have Come In - Sun, 12 Mar 2017

First off, that didn’t take very long! At RootsTech, just over one month ago, I took a DNA test at the MyHeritage booth. I didn’t have to mail it back. Instead the MyHeritage people delivered all the samples they collected at RootsTech directly to the lab in Texas. A couple of weeks before RootsTech, I was ...

Heavy Lifting: Building a New Website - Sat, 11 Mar 2017

I knew it wouldn’t be easy. But I scheduled yesterday, March 10, to be the launch date for a website for my Double Match Triangulator program. The new website is here:  doublematchtriangulator.com There’s a lot involved in preparing a new website, even if you’ve done a few before. To be honest, I ...

What RootsTech was Like for an Innovator Showdown Finalist - Sun, 12 Feb 2017

Just back from RootsTech and what a week it was! As one of the ten semi-finalists in the Innovator Showdown, and the ultimate third place winner, I had some extra special experiences that I’ll always remember.   Pre Roots-Tech Even before I entered the contest, I was planning to go to this year’s ...

My RootsTech Tech - Thu, 2 Feb 2017

Several others have already written about the items and the Tech that they’re taking to #RootsTech. Nichole Dyer wrote about 8 Tech Tools to Bring to RootsTech. Alona Tester gives a big list of her general stuff and techy stuff in RootsTech 2017 – Counting Down. Christine Woodcock gave her list in ...

Non-Matches by cM - Wed, 1 Feb 2017

Roberta Estes did the first analysis of this and asked someone to do the same thing for an endogamous population. I had that data and I felt I wanted to know as well. I did a blog post about it a few days ago that I titled Double Match Phasing for an Endogamous Population, but using the term “Double Match ...

My #RootsTech 2017 Schedule - Sun, 29 Jan 2017

I finalized my schedule for RootsTech about a week ago (have you finalized yours yet?) of what I plan to do. I’ve put it on my online RootsTech App as well as on OneNote on my Phone in case the wifi at the Conference is spotty. If you want to track me down, this is where I’ll be: Monday, Feb ...

Triangulation, Single Matching and Double Matching - Fri, 27 Jan 2017

It seems like my last post was a bit confusing to many people. I expect that the way I drew the boxes (to be segments) and the way I connected them with lines (indicating matching) was not intuitive, and it did not allow people to see that Double Matching with two people actually triangulates. I’m going to ...

Comparing Single Matching to Double Matching - Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Important Note:  After this article was written, I found many people had trouble understanding the concepts, as the diagrams were confusing them more than helping them. This article has been completely rewritten (just two days later) and uses a different diagramming that is akin to ...

Double Match Filtering for an Endogamous Population - Sun, 22 Jan 2017

A few days ago, Roberta Estes posted: Concepts – Segment Size, Legitimate and False Matches where she compared a child’s matches against those of her parents. She downloaded the Chromosome Browser Results (CBR) file from FamilyTreeDNA for a set of parents and a child, and then explained how she did the ...

Double Match Triangulator - Version 1.4 - Fri, 20 Jan 2017

DMT is a semi-finalist in the #InnovatorShowdown at #RootsTech 2017. This is a new version of the program with several improvements. You can get the new version on my DMT page. It is freeware to help you do  autosomal DNA segment analysis. Now Works with Older CBR files My own FamilyTreeDNA results ...

GEDCOM 1 Lives! - Sat, 14 Jan 2017

I found out about this On December 29, when Martin Geldmacher of Germany requested a trial key for Behold on the Behold Download page. He wrote in the “Please let me know how you found out about Behold” box the following: I am trying to find a way to read/convert an old Gedcom 1.0 file (created by FHS). ...

What to do When Your @FamilyTreeDNA Autosomal Results Come In - Tue, 10 Jan 2017

It’s always an exciting day when your DNA results come back. After analyzing my uncle’s results ad infinitum for the past six months, I finally bit the bullet and sent away for my own test. The FamilyTreeDNA Holiday Season sale with coupons for extra dollars off was quite motivating. I ordered my own test ...

One More #RootsTech and #InnovatorSummit 2017 Pass Giveaway - Mon, 9 Jan 2017

Update: January 16, 2017. Contest Winner Chosen. My daughter did the random stuff and pulled the name out of the hat (actually it was a plastic bag) The lucky winner was:  Carole Steers Congratulations, Carole If you don’t have your pass already to RootsTech, Feb 8-11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, then ...

20 Years on the Web - Sun, 8 Jan 2017

Yesterday was 20 years from the day I put up my first official web pages in 1997. (Rats. I missed it. I should have had my web-iversary in my appointment calendar.) I started webhosting using the services of Concentric.net who in 2000 were acquired by XO. My original web address was: ...

Digitizing and Going Paperless - Thu, 5 Jan 2017

When I was reviewing the #RootsTech 2017 Schedule several months ago to see what sessions I would be interested in attending, I was particularly attracted to the talk by Janine Adams and Brooks Duncan on “Go Paperless: Digitize & Streamline Your Research”, on Friday at 11:00 a.m., described as: ...

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