Do You Share Ancient Irish DNA? Find Out With GEDmatch

Do you share DNA with any of the four ancient Irish samples on GEDmatch? You can compare your DNA to Neolithic and Bronze Age remains uncovered in Northern Ireland. Here’s how to go about it. How To Research Ancient Irish DNA Samples on GEDmatch We have another article on using GEDmatch to research Neanderthal and … Read more

When Will RootsMagic 8 Be Available?

When will RootsMagic 8 be available? You may get irritated responses if you pose this question in several genealogy forums. I spotted one old hand complaining that the question had popped up three times in 45 minutes. I purchased RootsMagic 7 in 2020. The company included a free license key for RootsMagic 8 with this … Read more

GEDmatch Kit Numbers Explained

When you upload your raw DNA results to GEDmatch, you’ll get a unique Kit Number. You’ll be constantly copying or keying it into the GEDmatch comparison reports. Other people may send you their GEDmatch Kit Numbers or ask for yours for collaborating on genealogy research. GEDmatch has changed the format of Kit Numbers several times … Read more

Is GEDmatch Accurate and Legit?

If you’ve uploaded your DNA to GEDmatch, you may be scratching your head and wondering if your GEDmatch results are accurate. You are bound to see some differences from what your DNA testing company tells you. Both the ethnicity estimates and DNA relative matching will diverge. And not all kits on GEDmatch are real. So, … Read more

How To Upload A GEDCOM Tree To MyHeritage And Avoid Common Problems

If you’ve exported your family tree to a GEDCOM file, you can upload it to MyHeritage. You will need at least a free MyHeritage account. You can watch the video walkthrough or follow our illustrated steps. The rest of this article covers membership requirements, tree limits, and some common issues you may encounter after you’ve … Read more