GEDmatch: Features Every Genealogist Needs to Understand & Use
Thursday, November 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Presented by Tim Janzen, MD
In recent years, GEDmatch has developed increasingly powerful tools for genetic genealogists. With genetic profiles of about 1.8 million people in the database, GEDmatch’s database size and the analytical tools offered allow you to further your genealogical research and to help break through genealogical brick walls. These tools are flexible and allow for more accurate genetic analysis of the matching segment data than what other companies provide. This presentation will highlight the most important features of GEDmatch that every genealogist needs to understand and to use such as the one-to-one, one-to-many, phasing, admixture, triangulation, matching segment search, Lazarus, AutoSegment, AutoKinship, AutoTree, multiple kit analysis, and other features.
Tim Janzen M.D. is the co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy (I4GG), a 45-year veteran of genealogical research in general, and a 16-year veteran of genetic genealogy research in particular. Doctor Janzen’s expertise in genetic genealogy is particularly strong in the areas of phasing and autosomal DNA analysis. He has been a consultant to the genetics company 23andMe as one of their Ancestry Ambassadors. He has also been a consultant for Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, and Ancestry.com. In addition, Tim has been involved in Mennonite genealogical research for the past 25 years. His website www.timjanzen.com summarizes many different sources available for Mennonite genealogical research.