Adding Segments Manually

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The Segment Map portion of Genome Mate Pro is a great way to see just how much of your DNA you know the origins for. These are typically created automatically when three things are in place for a match – a Side has been assigned, a Group has been named, and at least one MRCA has been identified and saved.
However there can be times when you want a segment added to the map but you don’t yet know just exactly who the ancestor is that provided you with that DNA. We can add those segments manually, and there are two ways to do this. Continue reading

A Family Mystery (part 4)

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I’ve previously written about the family mystery I have (see A Family Mystery, A Family Mystery (part 2), and A Family Mystery (part 3) for the story so far), but I’ve realised that in my searches so far, I’ve not looked far enough afield in the search for how Linda may connect to the family.

True, she may have been truly adopted and not related to the family at all, but she may have also have been a niece or even a cousin of her adoptive parents, and as such, I need to be looking into the siblings of George and Helen, as well as Continue reading

Setting a “Side” for a Relative Match

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When managing multiple profiles, and assigning a side to a match, ignore the name in the profile selection box (1). Instead, focus on the Profile person (2) listed for each segment in the DNA Segments box and how that person relates to the relative (3).

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For each segment, ask yourself “Which parent does the line of the family tree go through from this profile person to get to the MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor/s) for this relative?” Continue reading