The Effect of Phasing on Reducing False Distant Matches (Or, Phasing a Parent Using GEDmatch)

Genealogical autosomal DNA evidence relies on segments of DNA shared between two or more individuals. When they are true matching segments, they provide information about shared ancestry. One problem that genealogists are currently facing is the inability to decipher between “real” or “true” matching segments and “false” segments.

I won’t get too much into all the different terminology of “real” versus “false” here, because it isn’t important and takes away from the more important discussion. Genealogists, like patent attorneys, can be their own lexicographer, just so long as they are understood by the reader by providing a good definition. So here are my definitions for this post (and I typically use these elsewhere):

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New DNA Webinars Coming From Legacy Family Tree’s “Webinar Subscriber Summer Spectacular!”

Legacy Family Tree announced today their “2017 Webinar Subscriber Summer Spectacular!“, a summer-long release of 28 new webinars from six different genealogists in six different areas (researching in archives, DNA, Texas, U.S. census records, photo restoration, and the Revolutionary War). The first batch, from Melissa Barker, are going live today.

My batch called “DNA: A Closer Look” releases next Thursday (July 16th). I already have a number of webinars available, including a 5-part series called “Fundamentals of DNA.” Legacy Family Tree has more than 500 archived webinars available to subscribers, on topics for every genealogist.

From Legacy Family Tree’s Official Announcement:

It’s our way of saying thank you to our webinar subscribers and inviting everyone else to preview these excellent classes!

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