GEDmatch Oracle Explained (For Beginners)

This article provides a step-by-step tutorial on using GEDmatch Oracle within an Admixture project. We’ll address the basic concepts first, and then walk step-by-step through using and interpreting Oracle results. The original creator of the Oracle utility described it as a “little fun tool“. Bear in mind that the results are highly speculative. But they … Read more

How To Add A Family Tree To GEDmatch

There are two ways to add a family tree to GEDmatch: upload a GEDCOM file or add a link from a Wikitree. The GEDCOM approach is more common amongst GEDmatch members. This article has a review and walkthrough of importing a GEDCOM file to GEDmatch. We’ll also take a detailed look at privacy and living … Read more

GEDmatch Superkits – How To Reap The Benefits

GEDmatch Superkits are part of the paid tier on the GEDmatch website. You can combine up to four uploaded kits in your account into one GEDmatch Superkit – all representing DNA of one person. A GEDmatch Superkit won’t give you a sudden increase in DNA matches. You’re more likely to lose some distant matches at … 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

What Is Overlap On GEDmatch – An Illustrated Guide

If you’ve noticed the Overlap column in the One-To-Many Report on GEDmatch, it’s probably because you have DNA matches with varying shades of pink. GEDmatch is warning you to treat these matches with some caution. In general, you don’t need to worry about overlap with your higher (closer) matches. The overlap value is more important … 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

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