Genetic Affairs Instructions and Resources

I’ve created this summary article that includes links to the various step-by-step instructional articles I’ve published about Genetic Affairs, a wonderful DNA analysis tool. I’ll add more articles as they are published. Genetic Affairs is a third-party tool created by … Continue reading

Genetic Affairs: AutoPedigree Combines AutoTree with WATO to Identify Your Potential Tree Locations

July 2020 Update: Please note that Ancestry issues a cease-and-desist order against Genetic Affairs, and this tool no longer works at Ancestry. The great news is that it still works at the other vendors, and you can ask Ancestry matches … Continue reading

Genetic Affairs Reconstructs Trees from Genetic Clusters – Even Without Your Tree or Common Ancestors

Since Genetic Affairs launched in 2018, they’ve added a LOT of new functionality. I initially wrote about their clustering functionality here. Genetic Affairs AutoClustering, SuperClusters and brand-new AutoTree tree reconstruction are to-die-for features for traditional genealogists. For adoptees or people seeking … Continue reading

AutoClustering by Genetic Affairs

The company Genetic Affairs launched a few weeks ago with an offer to regularly visit your vendor accounts at Family Tree DNA, Ancestry and 23andMe, and compile a spreadsheet of your matches, download it, and send it to you in … Continue reading

Genetic Genealogy at 20 Years: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going and What’s Important?

Not only have we put 2020 in the rear-view mirror, thankfully, we’re at the 20-year, two-decade milestone. The point at which genetics was first added to the toolbox of genealogists. It seems both like yesterday and forever ago. And yes, … Continue reading

How to Download Your DNA Matching Segment Data and Why You Should

There are two or three types of data that testers may be able to download from DNA testing sites. Genealogy customers need to periodically download as much as possible. Raw data files needed for transferring DNA files from the company … Continue reading

Triangulation Resources In One Place

I’ve written a number of articles about autosomal DNA triangulation. I’ve created this repository to provide gather various resources all in one place to make it easier for you to find what you need. Triangulation Concepts and Tools What is … Continue reading

DNA Tidbit #5: What’s Your Goal?

You probably see this all the time on social media: “I just got my DNA results. Now what?” No further information is given. The answer is, “What is your goal?” Why did they test and what are they hoping to … Continue reading

Holiday DNA Sales Have Started Early

Wow – the sales started early this year! I understand that Black Friday has morphed into the month of November. I’m good with that! I’m not really surprised because many people are spending more time at home and let’s face … Continue reading