Where Can I Upload My DNA For Free?

I have uploaded my raw DNA results to four sites for free: GEDmatch, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA, and Living DNA. This article gives you tutorials on uploading to each site. I also purchased DNA kits from Ancestry and 23andMe. These two companies do not currently accept uploads from elsewhere. However, I have a workaround for you that … Read more

Who Owns Verogen? (Quick Facts)

Verogen is a private equity-backed company that specializes in forensic DNA technology, software, and services. The San Diego firms’s primary business targets the forensic markets from specialist crime laboratories to routine forensic services. Customers of GEDmatch, a provider of genealogy and ancestry DNA analysis, were surprised when it was purchased by Verogen in 2019. That … Read more

Best GEDmatch Calculator (Complete Guide)

Now that I’ve written a review of every admixture project on GEDmatch I can step back and consider the best GEDmatch calculator for specific ancestry. I’ve split this article into regions, as different calculators suit different backgrounds. Bear in mind that you’ll get the best results with any calculator if you are predominantly of one … Read more

The GEDmatch Gedrosia Project (Explained For Beginners)

GedrosiaDNA is one of the more recent projects on GEDmatch. The project creator included archaic DNA samples in his calculators that weren’t available to other projects. The GEDmatch Gedrosia project is very focused on Eurasian heritage. Origins Of The GedrosiaDNA Project The GedrosiaDNA project on GEDmatch was created by Dilawer Khan, who has a particular … Read more

The GEDmatch PuntDNAL Project (Explained For Beginners)

PuntDNAL is one of the more recent projects on GEDmatch. The project creator was able to use archaic and modern DNA samples that weren’t available to other projects. The PuntDNAL calculators explore ancient heritage particularly for Southeast Asians and non-West Europeans. There are also two calculators with a focus on African heritage. Origins Of The … Read more

The GEDmatch Ethiohelix Project (For African Ancestry)

The GEDmatch Ethiohelix project is aimed at exploring African heritage. One of the project calculators is for people with 100% African ancestry. The others cater for mixed heritage. The project includes DNA samples from academic studies, some project volunteers, and ancient archaeological finds. Bear in mind that all the GEDmatch admixture projects explore older eras … Read more

The GEDmatch HarappaWorld Project (Explained For Beginners)

HarappaWorld is the only admixture project on Gedmatch that has just one calculator. That’s an indicator as to how focused this project is. HarappaWorld was designed by its creator to explore South Asian heritage. The project includes ancient samples alongside DNA results from project volunteers and academic studies. Bear in mind that all the GEDmatch … Read more

The GEDmatch MDLP Project (Explained For Beginners)

The GEDmatch MDLP project has a mix of calculators that compare your ethnicity with DNA samples assembled by the project creator. Like the other calculators, this project measures how your DNA aligns with ancient samples alongside results from project volunteers and academic studies. The focus is on exploring your heritage from older eras of human … Read more

Eurogenes On GEDmatch (Explained For Beginners)

The Eurogenes project on GEDmatch has a set of admixture calculators that compare your ethnicity with a range of DNA samples from project volunteers and academic sources. Some of the Eurogenes calculators focus on ancient ancestries, such as the early Farmers and Hunter Gatherers. Others try to assess more recent eras of European and Asian … Read more