This weekend at Rootstech MyHeritage introduced a new option to view your DNA matches.
To get started (assuming you have already uploaded your DNA for FREE to their site) hover over the DNA tab at the top of the page and select Chromosome Browser.
You will get to this page where you can start selecting your matches. Once you make a selection they will be added to the top bar. You can select up to seven people for comparison.
Your chromosomes laid out in a graph style. If your matches also match each other at the same location MyHeritage will highlight this for you by circling it.
*Please take note that MyHeritage has the default set at 2 cM, you will want to change this to 8 cM to get a clearer picture and eliminate noise created by those smalled segment matches.
These are great new tools and I hope more of the testing companies will get on board with offering more options for exploring our DNA matches.
Well done My Heritage!
Do you want to know if today was the day your grandparents were married or a cousin’s birthday?
If you have an iPhone and one of the genealogy apps you can do a few quick things to see what was happening on this day in your family tree. (I am guessing this can also be done on an android phone).
The first thing you will need to do is download the Ancestry app or whatever genealogy program you are using to your phone. You can find it by doing a search in the app store.
(These are the apps I use but I am guessing Legacy and others may also have this option)
Once you have downloaded the app you can allow notifications from the app but there is also another thing you can do.
On the iPhone from your home screen, you have the ability to swipe all the way right to left and you will reach a shortcut screen. Here you can select various items like weather, news and your genealogy app.
How you do this is at the very bottom you will see an edit button, selecting that takes you to the Widget page. This page allows you to add or take-away what is being shown on your shortcuts.
My Widget page
The red –
means to take away a widget and if you scroll further down you will see a green +
. Select what you want to see on your shortcut screen and voila, your notifications will look like this. Because of this I rarely miss an event from my Family Tree.
Today marks the marriage of my great Aunt Mabel
I check this feature every day and will often use the event as a blog post.