Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wisdom Wednesday ~ Fully Identical DNA matches from Full Siblings as seen at 23andme ~ Great Upgrade !

Important update to 23andme the only testing company who does this.. Ron and Peter shown here.. and at bottom Carol and myself
 The X is particularly telling for brothers 
 We’ve updated DNA Relatives and Share and Compare to show full and half-IBD (identical by descent) segments of DNA. You can see completely identical (purple) and half-identical (pink) segments on the Compare page, which you can access by clicking on any of your DNA Relatives matches, or on any of your sharing connections in Share and Compare. 

You won’t share fully-identical segments with all of your matches. Full siblings share a combination of fully-identical (purple) and half-identical (pink) segments. Fully-identical refers to stretches of the genome where the two siblings match each other on both pairs of the chromosome - both siblings inherited the same segment of DNA from both their mother and father. The relationship pictured is between two full sisters. Since half-siblings only share one parent, they will only see half-identical (pink) segments. 

March 16 update: Full and half-IBD segments are now also shown in the DNA view of DNA Relatives

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thrifty Thursday - Family Tree DNA now accepting autosomal DNA transfers from new AncestryDNA and 23andMe tests ~

Everyone who has been waiting for new AncestryDNA transfers and new 23andme (V4) here it is.. it seems to be free but then to get "everything" it is $19..
 I would go for the $19 for sure 

Here is what I just received..

Dear Project Administrators,

You’ve all been waiting for it, and it’s finally here - transfers for 23andMe© V4 and AncestryDNA™ V2 files!

Here are the details, point by point.

•Customers can now transfer 23andMe© V4 and AncestryDNA™ V2 files in addition to the 23andMe© V3 and AncestryDNA™ V1 files that Family Tree DNA accepted previously. MyHeritage and Genographic transfers will be supported in the coming weeks.

•Family Tree DNA still does not accept 23andMe© processed prior to November 2010. A Family Finder test will need to be purchased.
•23andMe© V3 and AncestryDNA™ V1 now receive a full list of matches and the ability to use the Matrix feature FOR FREE. For only $19, the customer can unlock the Chromosome Browser, myOrigins, and ancientOrigins.

  Here is a link where you can read about it..…/family-tree-dna-family-fin…/

Remember that I do have the Carrow, Faunt, Rementer and Lower Delmarva   surname groups that you are welcome to join..