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How to Find DNA Cousins on GEDMatch with GEDCOM Search

How to Find DNA Cousins on GEDMatch with GEDCOM Search

Did you know that many cousins don’t share enough measurable DNA to get caught in DNA application filters? By using the GEDCOM search at GEDMatch.com you can find people who have your relatives in their family tree even if you only share small amounts of DNA. Some Cousins Don’t Share Much DNA DNA sharing takes certain patterns. You will share a healthy amount of DNA with your immediate family members and your first, and second cousins. Odds are that you…

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10 Tips for a Successful, Pain Free GEDCOM Upload to WikiTree

10 Tips for a Successful, Pain Free GEDCOM Upload to WikiTree

Are you ready to upload your family tree GEDCOM file to WikiTree?  I’ve done several uploads and learned a few things along the way. These ten tips will help you successfully upload your file without some of the hassles I experienced. My Ten Tips for a Successful GEDCOM Upload to WikiTree Create a GEDCOM file and upload it to a new database in your genealogy software.  Use this as a test tree to see what problems or discrepancies need to…

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GEDMatch’s Latest Feature: GEDCOM + DNA Matches

GEDMatch’s Latest Feature: GEDCOM + DNA Matches

I have my DNA files uploaded to GEDmatch.com. I go in at least once a week to see what new matches I have and to see what new tools they have to offer.  Today, I noticed that the GEDCOM section has a new feature “GEDCOM + DNA Matches”. I clicked on the link, entered my kit number, and was presented a list of people whose kits match mine who have uploaded a GEDCOM file. A simple click lets me view…

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The Case for Sharing Your Genealogy GEDCOM

The Case for Sharing Your Genealogy GEDCOM

Recently, I experience what every genealogist dreads.  My computer crashed and I had no way to access the data on my hard drive.  Much to my chagrin, some of my backup CDs were corrupted.  The data lost. I was very grateful that around September I had done a complete backup and loaded to my private storage space at Humyo.com.  Unfortunately, I had input data since then. Thank God for procrastination!  I had all the documents I had input from August…

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