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My workload just got a lot bigger.

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Re: My workload just got a lot bigger.

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 12:36PM GMT
Classification: Query

atDNA can be a *great* help with brick walls when you are able to compare segments (something on the priority list for 2013, according to Ancestry).

For example, over at 23andMe I have a few DNA matches who all descend from a John Smith (I wish that was a pseudonym!), and we all match each other on the same segment. If I find another match on that segment who also matches my other matches, I can tell them, "Hey, looks like you're a John Smith descendant." (Or else one of his ancestors.) Maybe that will help bust down a brick wall for them after they look at where John Smith lived, his daughters' names, etc.

If Ancestry wants to *really* jump ahead of the competition, they should not only give us segment comparison, but also give us the ability to label a chromosome map to show ancestors associated with particular segments (with some extra options for phasing and speculation). Oooo... dusting off the Beta Feedback button! ;)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Shari S. 6 Feb 2013 7:36PM GMT 
sherburl 6 Feb 2013 7:57PM GMT 
Shari S. 7 Feb 2013 1:06AM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 6 Feb 2013 8:58PM GMT 
Shari S. 7 Feb 2013 1:45AM GMT 
DPotts57 11 Feb 2013 6:10PM GMT 
sl_kelly 3 Feb 2013 7:47PM GMT 
sarahjune58 10 Feb 2013 4:34AM GMT 
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