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DNA Results: Comparing my matches with my mother's

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Re: DNA Results: Comparing my matches with my mother's

Posted: 8 Feb 2013 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is no easy way to compare matches.

I created a database using Bento (cost $50!) and manually copied and pasted all matches (99% to Low) for myself and my Mom. I also enter all new matches including very low ones. This has been a great help. I can now search my database before analyzing a match. If it also matches Mom, I know to look on her side. If not, it's my dad's side. In a few instances, we both match but my match is stronger. This tells me it's a match for both sides.

You could do the same thing in another database like Access or in Excel. With Excel, I'm always fearful that I'll accidentally disassociate data by not highlighting all columns.

I can't wait until ancestry has improved search capabilities. In the meantime, my makeshift database has been a godsend.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kcronin199 7 Feb 2013 9:02PM GMT 
Joseph Case 7 Feb 2013 10:03PM GMT 
MJ782 8 Feb 2013 5:36PM GMT 
Joseph Case 8 Feb 2013 6:40PM GMT 
sherburl 8 Feb 2013 6:49PM GMT 
joyecho 8 Feb 2013 9:48PM GMT 
sherburl 8 Feb 2013 10:09PM GMT 
joyecho 8 Feb 2013 10:54PM GMT 
sherburl 9 Feb 2013 12:54AM GMT 
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