One of the best tools around for genetic genealogy is the GEDmatch site which allows you to upload your raw data from whatever service you used and compare it to everyone’s data at GEDmatch in many different ways. But my favorite tool is the pretty pictures of your ancestry mixtures (called admixtures). Here is mine using the Eurogenes K12 calculator which seems best for us Northern/Scandinavian folk:
What does it all mean? A discussion of these populations is here at the Eurogenes blog.
Here is Dad’s picture:
For those family members who want to play with this here are our Gematch kit numbers:
Is there a key or a guide to the populations on these tests? Such as Eurogenes K36? Also which test do you suggest for me? My mother is 100% Italian, my father German, English, Irish. Thanks!
Michelle – probably K13 or K12, try each of them as well as K36. The reference populations are described on the web site for the author of each.
Eurogenes is described here
I have a handout in the downloads section here for a GEDmatch presentation I did that may be helpful as well.
What would be best for me too use my mums irish/scottish/possible asian
my dads jamaican/irish/native indian
I really do not know, experiment,
Try looking through my slide show on GEDmatch admixture
I have a GEDMatch account and wonder if there is a way to just add my brother’s to mine rather than creating a new one for him.
Log into your account and then upload his raw data. Now his kit will be associated with your account and your email address
I have to use a public computer if I download or upload……I am worried that if I turn computer off…..go back next day…..how will all this work……
Best to download and upload in the same session so you can delete the downloaded file on that public computer after the upload is complete
Hi…i match kitty!