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Working with Testing Company Results
 
Do you understand what you’re looking at when you get your test results back? This presentation provides a guided tour through test results and interpretive tools at each of the major testing companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, and Living DNA), including the most powerful tool the companies offer, Shared Matches and In Common With matching.
 
Formulating a DNA Testing Plan
 
DNA testing can be expensive, but DNA evidence is a component of exhaustive research when it is available. Identify some of the ways you can minimize costs while maximizing results by formulating a DNA testing plan early in your research.
 
Identifying and Examining DNA Outliers
 
The amount of DNA shared by two people with a specific genealogical connection can vary considerably. The Shared cM Project attempts to identify these ranges by collecting information from thousands of example relationships. However, sometimes we find shared DNA amounts that don’t fit the expected relationship. Does this mean the expected relationship is incorrect, or that it is truly an outlier? Together we will examine the methodologies used to examine possible outlier situations, as well as review some real-life outlier examples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A F T E R N O O N    S E S S I O N S
 
 
Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your DNA Matches?
 
In this presentation, we will examine numerous ways you can use a match’s profile to identify who they might be. We will also examine ways to use the In Common With tool and the Shared Matches tool to estimate how that elusive match is related to you.
 
Using DNA Painter to Map and Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
 
DNA Painter is an easy-to-use third-party tool that enables you to assign segments of DNA shared with cousins to a map of your chromosomes. Together we’ll look at this powerful tool, and how you can use it in your research.
 
Question & Answer Session until 4pm EDT
 
The conference will conclude with a Q & A from questions submitted by attendees.