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FamilyTreeDNA’s Chromosome Match File - Blog entry by lkessler - 13 min. ago

My DMT (Double Match Triangulation) program (soon to be made available as freeware) is working well. As I was looking through some of the results it was producing, I got an unexpected surprise. I found there were some people my uncle Harry matched to in his Chromosome Browser match file that were not among his ...

EAST Part 2 - Double Match Triangulation - Blog entry by lkessler - 14 Jun 2016

In Part 1, I gave you a flavour of the mass-triangulation that I am doing, which I called EAST: Extreme Autosomal Segment Triangulation. Triangulation is a technique to determine what parts of your DNA come from what ancestors. That will help you determine how your matches are related to you. What is new about ...

Extreme Autosomal Segment Triangulation (EAST) - Part 1 - Blog entry by lkessler - 12 Jun 2016

You’ve heard of extreme sports. Well this, I think, is the genetic genealogist’s equivalent. In DNA or Bust, I told about getting my 93 year old uncle’s DNA analyzed. Our Endogamous Ashkenazi heritage layed 7,017 matches upon us. That was one month ago. Since then, FamilyTreeDNA updated their Family ...

The Future of Genetic Genealogy - Blog entry by lkessler - 6 Jun 2016

At the #OGS2016Toronto Conference yesterday (Sunday June 5), one of the last sessions was a panel discussion with the topic: the Future of Genetic Genealogy. On the panel were four distinguished genealogists who know their DNA: Maurice Gleeson from London, England. DNA and Family Tree Research CeCe Moore ...

OGS 2016 Conference Blog Compendium - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 Jun 2016

#OGS2016Toronto – These are all the blogs I know of that have posts about the superb conference I just attended in Toronto. I’m only including blogger posts, not the official conference site posts. If there are any I’m missing, please let me know and I’ll update this list. Updated to include posts to ...

26 Hours in Toronto–The OGS 2016 Conference - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 Jun 2016

Wow! #OGS2016Toronto - What an experience! This was a superb conference. My time there was so chock full that I barely had time to breathe. I met and talked to so many people, but even so, there were so many more I would have liked to talk to. I only made plans a couple of months ago to go to the Ontario ...

Behold’s Genetic Relationship Notation (BGRN) - Blog entry by lkessler - 22 May 2016

Yeah, I know. BGRN is a horrible acronym. So if you can get to the end of this post and can think of a better thing to call it, I’ll definitely consider your suggestions. Almost six months ago, I started thinking about A New Notation for DNA Relationships. I’ve now worked out the bugs, and I’m ready to ...

DNA or Bust - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 May 2016

It was Judy Russell @legalgen on our recent Unlock the Past Genealogy cruise who implored me to get my 93 year old uncle DNA tested while I still can. Judy made me realize that it was necessary. I have always understood the importance of DNA research as a valuable science to help discover relationships that ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 7 May 2016

Enno: Thanks for pointing that out. You are 100% correct. The Family Tree Builder databases are in fact not encrypted. I must have tried opening a FTB 7 database by mistake, and of course, SQLiteSpy can't open a database that's not SQLite. But when I tried it on a FTB 8 database, it opened fine. I'll ...

OGS Conference, Sunday June 5, Toronto, Ontario - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 May 2016

@OGSConference. I had noticed that the Ontario Genealogical Society was holding their annual Conference in June. The Sunday program had several speakers I really wanted to hear. Lara Diamond will be talking on “Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe” and “Jewish Genealogical Research in Ukraine”, and ...