Letter T challenge

Now that I have my DNA results and I have uploaded them to gedmatch, I need to work out the


Here are some words I have seen but need to find out what they mean. It is like a totally new language.

  • Autosomal
  • centimorgans
  • admixture
  • phasing
  • X-DNA, Y-DNA, mtDNA
  • haplogroup
  • SNPs
  • types F2, V2,V3
  • chromosome browser

Once I have done a 1:1 comparison, what makes a person the best possible connection?

I know that one of the columns relates to generations that person is away from me. They would certainly be the easiest to find on my tree.

I looked in Gedmatch and they had some Beginner Guides so I looked at the following video (nearly 45 minutes) which I found very interesting.

The video then sent me to a genetic genealogist blog that included this chart showing the number of cMs between different relationships. Think this might come in handy when trying to work out how many generations people might be on my family tree database at home.

Readers: Please leave a comment about my post or something beginning with T that relates to your family history or your research.


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5 thoughts on “Letter T challenge

  1. Time consuming
    Technologically testing
    Tackling, Tabulating, Tracking, Tallying, having a talent..There is always a Talisman.. Tangible finds.
    The Tapestry of life…..Tantalising…….Being a Taskmaster….Sorting the tattle from the truth………………..Sam

  2. T is for Thompson

    The surname Thompson appears many times in my family tree from second and third cousins to a more important ancestor, my 3 x Great Grandmother, Ann Thompson. Ann was born in 1799 and married James Ballard in 1818. She had three children, Elizabeth, John Thompson and James Thompson, but sadly she passed away in 1822 at the young age of 23.

  3. T is for time to research data and records.
    T is for timing- the excitement when something simply pops that wasn’t there before.
    T is for being thorough in searches.

  4. T is for Travel and travelling from place to place. Our 19th Century Ancestors travelled from one place to another. Husbands and fathers travelling to jobs and wives, mothers and children travelling with them. Tracing the movements of transporting whole families around the world leads to tantalizing research.

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