If you live anywhere in the San Diego area, you might enjoy hearing me talk about the tools at GEDmatch this Thursday evening, August 21, at 6:30 to the DNA Interest Group of the North San Diego County Genealogical Society (known as DIGG – click this link for location details) . I will link to the presentation in the comments here by Thursday. Instead of powerpoint, I am using a cool online HTML 5 tool at slides.com to create the presentation. Here is one of the images I made for the talk.
In the left image, the pygmy is actually the smaller red slice and Sub-Saharan the larger – can you tell the colors apart? I cannot.
The tools at GEDmatch discussed in my presentation are:
Ancestry composition (called Admixture)
Comparing your DNA results: one to many, one to one, triangulation
Phasing: separating out what you got from one parent
Analyzing your DNA: Parents related? Problems in your data? Rare SNPs?
And yes, GEDmatch is down this week but I have made special arrangements to have some of the tools available to me at the talk, so bring your kit numbers!
Thanks everyone for coming! I had lots of fun doing this and enjoyed meeting you all. The handout is in my downloads area and has a link to the slides which are located at: