In-Depth Guide to Ancestry – Part 1 : The Essential Tree

This is Part 1 of an in-depth guide to Ancestry DNA. We aim to take you from beginner to advanced use of Ancestry’s features. The series of tutorials will help you understand and master topics including: Ensuring you have an effective tree on Ancestry Making the most of your Ancestry DNA Matches Understanding DNA to … Read more In-Depth Guide to Ancestry – Part 1 : The Essential Tree

Pedigree Thief – Downloading Ancestry Matches

[As of June 2020, Pedigree Thief no longer downloads from Ancestry.] Pedigree Thief is a free chrome extension that will download your DNA matches and shared matches from Ancestry and MyHeritage. The application is built for other purposes and does other things, but this review focuses entirely on the Ancestry download feature. What else does … Read more Pedigree Thief – Downloading Ancestry Matches

A Comparison of Tools to Download Ancestry Matches

Are you wondering how to download your matches and shared matches from Ancestry? This article compares and contrasts differing tools to download Ancestry matches. [Update 16 June 2020: Ancestry has stopped third party tools from downloading matches. The tools described here will continue to work with other DNA sites where specified.] DNA Match Manager from … Read more A Comparison of Tools to Download Ancestry Matches

DNAGedcom Client – A Review with AncestryDNA

What is the DNAGedcom Client? The DNAGedcom Client is a desktop application that will download your DNA match information from several DNA test sites. The application includes many other features than the download, but this review focuses on the download for AncestryDNA. [Update 16 June 2020: Ancestry has stopped third party tools from downloading matches. … Read more DNAGedcom Client – A Review with AncestryDNA

Ancestry Match Downloader status on 21 Feb 2020

This was supposed to be a product review of the Ancestry Match Downloader chrome extension. Unfortunately it’s not downloading matches currently. Judging by the reviews and support comments, it stopped working sometime in January 2020. “worked fine on first try about 3 weeks ago but now no longer functions. Wont scan or anything.” Jan 2020 … Read more Ancestry Match Downloader status on 21 Feb 2020

DNA Match Manager from Heirloom – Product Review

As of June 2020, this software seems to be no longer available. The links to the company website are not working. I will leave the post in place for the time being, in case the website becomes available again. The DNA Match Manager from Heirloom Software is a free desktop application that downloads your matches … Read more DNA Match Manager from Heirloom – Product Review

DNA Matches as Network Graphs – An Introduction

This post is a gentle introduction to the concept of representing your DNA matches as network graphs. What is a Network Graph? Graphs are often explained using Facebook as an example, as most of us are familiar with this social network. Here is a small network graph of my Facebook friends. I’m not in the … Read more DNA Matches as Network Graphs – An Introduction