gedmatch.com ... experiences?

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gedmatch.com ... experiences?

1Cecrow
elokuu 20, 2020, 3:15pm

Has anyone used this site? It looks oddly plain, just invites me to register and start uploading data. Someone referred me to it, asking me to use it to help figure out our relationship, but it looks ... off.

There's an invitation on it to view their video, guess I can try that.

2Taphophile13
elokuu 20, 2020, 4:14pm

I've only used the free tools a little bit. Ancestry.com doesn't have a chromosome browser like other DNA testing sites so gedmatch can help get around that if your Ancestry match also registers at gedmatch. It can also be helpful if you are using DNApainter.com. I haven't seen any gedcoms uploaded so it seems the site would not be of much help in matching trees.

The site's biggest claim to fame so far seems to be that it provided a clue to the identity of the Golden State killer.

3mnleona
elokuu 20, 2020, 5:16pm

I have not used it.

4kac522
elokuu 21, 2020, 11:03pm

I would suggest reading Judy Russell's blog, The Legal Genealogist, to make your own decision about uploading your data:

https://www.legalgenealogist.com/?s=Gedmatch