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Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« on: April 26, 2011, 10:19:24 AM »
Here is the website for Gedmatch http://www.gedmatch.com

It has several ways to connect to others who have had their dna tested with FamilyTreeDna and 23andMe. 

Familytreedna..........http://ww2.gedmatch.com:8007/x/x_upload1.php 
or for 23andme............. http://ww2.gedmatch.com:8007/autosomal/m-upload1.php

Then go to ............to check out your results

http://www.gedmatch.com/entry_relationship_search.php

I've had a lot of fun with this.  Give it a try.



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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 08:38:18 PM »
Okay. I loaded up my stuff. Both my GEDCOM and 23 and Me results are there, except that it says I have to wait 24 hours to do a public search. If I have a kit number though I can search against a specific kit.

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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 08:53:41 PM »
What's your kit #?  Mine is F187449.  For triangulation it is 187449.
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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 09:06:16 PM »
BAH! I did a print to pdf so I could keep that ID handy and when I looked at the PDF today it was a totally different web page! BOOOO.

So I'm uploading again. On the bright side, when I'm done I should have a pretty close match!
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 04:33:10 PM »
Okay. So you can't upload twice. Smart system. So I contacted the admin and he gave me my ID: M202443

Now if I could only find the ID of my GEDCOM upload...managed to lose that one too.
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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 04:41:45 PM »
Okay. Tried it out searching through all public data and found your Kit in my list of matches. But I'm not sure what I'm seeing. I ran some sort of comparison and it says:
Largest segment = 4.1 cM
Total of segments > 2 cM = 18.0 cM
Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 6.8 for you and me, but I think I need a tutorial.

How do you use triangulation? What's a CM?

6.8 generations is way closer than any of my Y DNA hits that's for sure!
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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 07:14:37 PM »
The higher the #'s the better.  You are closer to my sister (F200081) than you are to me. 

# centiMorgan (cM) faq id: 663

A centiMorgan (cM) is a measurement of how likely a segment of DNA is to recombine from one generation to the next. A single centiMorgan is considered equivalent to a 1% (1/100) chance that a segment of DNA will crossover or recombine within one generation. For humans, one million base pairs (bp) average about one centiMorgan.


I hope you got all that. 

Triangulation is my favorite.   
Upload your 23andMe Ancestry Finder file.....
http://www.gedmatch.com/m-relationship_search1.php
You will get instant results and it's a lot of fun.  Click on all the "click here" buttons.  The bottom one will give you the full version. 
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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 07:24:32 PM »
Okay. So you can't upload twice. Smart system. So I contacted the admin and he gave me my ID: M202443

Now if I could only find the ID of my GEDCOM upload...managed to lose that one too.

Maybe you are losing the kraken from the brain.  Is that kind of like "crying in the sink"?

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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 04:53:36 PM »
I had to google crying in the sink for crying in the sink!
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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 07:38:04 PM »
Well, I don't have to tell you this, but it's been really cool. These 23 and Me results and Gedmatch have really panned out in a way that my Y DNA couldn't. Now I have the ability to find all the men and women in our family...and hopefully a few Thompsons too.

Thanks for the push in the right direction cousin.
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Re: Try Gedmatch tools to get more out of your dna
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2011, 08:58:07 AM »
You are welcome!  Gedmatch is a great tool. 

Thanks for all your hard work.  It amazed me how many matches you were able to find through triangulation. 

Good job, cousin Mike!
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