Lecture Hall: A Beginner's Guide to GEDmatch - June 2024

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June 20, 2024 at 7PM EDT

Dive deeper into your DNA results! GEDmatch a 3rd party site, with many free DNA tools and a user community of over 1.4 million test takers, allows you to analyze your DNA and connect with relatives around the world.

With just a free account, you can upload your DNA test results from any of the major companies—AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage DNA, or Family Tree DNA—to get started. Other GEDmatch users have done the same, giving you access to new “pools” of researchers from across testing companies. Through GEDmatch, you’ll find detailed analysis tools for better understanding your ethnicity and connecting with possible relatives.

Are you new to GEDmatch or looking to take advantage of its many tools? Join renowned DNA expert Kitty Munson Cooper for this webinar. She will teach you how to use the tools on GEDmatch, including the comparison and analysis tools. You'll also learn how to find relatives on GEDmatch. This webinar is a great opportunity to learn from an expert and get the most out of GEDmatch!

In this Webinar You'll Learn:

  • How to use the GEDcom comparison tools at GEDmatch
  • How to use the GEDmatch analysis tools on your DNA kit
  • How to find your DNA relatives at GEDmatch
  • How to use clustering
  • How to explore the DNA segment tools

About the instructor:


Kitty Munson Cooper is well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy who has many presentations about genetic genealogy topics. Her slides can always be found at https://slides.com/kittycooper. She has helped many people solve their unknown parentage questions with DNA.

She started blog.kittycooper.com in 2012 to keep track of her own family's DNA tests as well as her genealogical research. Then she added some tools she wrote for graphing DNA relationships and converting ahnentafel lists to GEDCOMs. Her compact chromosome browser tool is now part of GEDmatch. Her blog is very popular, getting several thousand unique visitors a day.

Kitty started programming computers in 1966 while still in high school and is retired from her own small web development business. She has a cum laude degree from Harvard University and is also a World Champion Bridge player. Born and raised in New York City, she lives in San Diego in the winter time with her partner Bart and dog Rockie.


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