EDIT (3/31/2015) – Beginning on April 1, 2015, I will no longer be able to accept submissions other than through the portal. My sincerest apologies, and I so greatly appreciate the files that have been submitted this way, but I have been inundated and won’t be able to take the extra time to process any non-portal submissions made after April 1, 2015. Thank you!
I need your help! I’m trying to gather data about the ranges of DNA shared by known relatives. How much DNA do you share with your sister? your brother? your second cousin? While it is possible to predict approximately how much DNA you share with a close relative, the actual numbers vary more than you might think.
If you’re interested in participating in this project, I’m looking for two numbers for the known relationship: (1) the total amount of shared DNA in cMs; and (2) the largest shared block in cMs. At Family Tree DNA, for example, you can find the numbers here:
You can contribute HERE! And if contribute before April 1, 2015 (and provide a valid email address), you will be eligible to win a FREE Family Finder kit! One free kit will be given away to a lucky winner.
This project will benefit all genetic genealogists; the aggregated information (minus emails of course) will be analyzed and put into a convenient user-friendly format that will be made available on the ISOGG wiki and here on the blog.
Thank you for participating!