RootsTech Connect 2021 Video Tour

Here's a 5-minute video tour of the RootsTech Connect 2021 Genealogy Convention. At the end of the convention hall tour is a 5-minute video explanation of Relatives at Rootstech, a new and improved feature that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home or office. There's also a free Surname Search tool if you haven't added yourself to the FamilySearch family tree (so they can't compute your Relatives at RootsTech). Be sure to visit www.rootstech.org, join Relatives at RootsTech, and see if we're related. I'm Alyson Tayler (maiden name) in the FamilySearch tree so that's how to search for me. And visit the Expo Hall vendors for free Conference swag and promotions. Some promotions and swag include: subscription discounts, free downloadable books, free downloadable genealogy magazines, resources from genealogy societies, and at the OnGenealogy booth I have a couple of free, fillable-pdf family tree art 8x10s you can download, fill out on y…
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MyHeritage AutoClusters released at RootsTech 2019

The excitement on Day 1 of RootsTech 2019 was MyHeritage announced that with the help of the team at GeneticAffairs.com, they were releasing a new DNA tool, AutoClusters, to help identify common ancestral lines for DNA matches. This tool should appear under your DNA tools in the next day or so.

 

Ran Snir, Senior Developer at MyHeritage, explained that Autoclusters are a visual tool to help you group DNA matches who show a degree of relatedness. As summarized at MyHeritage, "Each of the colored cells in a cluster represents an intersection between two of your matches, meaning that both individuals match each other (in addition to matching you). These cells are grouped together physically and by color to create a powerful visual chart of your shared match clusters."

MyHeritage blog about AutoClusters

 

How AutoClusters Work

The way it will work at MyHeritage DNA is the x-axis and y-axis for this grid will display the identical…

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How to Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA

How to Download DNA Raw Data from MyHeritageDNA   Requirements: Know your MyHeritage login and password Know your MyHeritage password without it being automatically provided by the site Be able to access your email to retrieve a message from MyHeritage Have access to a secure computer with the ability to store and protect the data if you want an archival copy or delete the data after uploading to another drive or test site   Instructions: [su_box title="Step 1 - Login to MyHeritage.com" box_color="#98c33f" title_color="#070706" radius="2"][/su_box]   [su_box title="Step 2 - On the header menu select DNA, then select Manage DNA kits; if you're a member of more than one family website, select which site you want to visit" box_color="#98c33f" title_color="#070706" radius="2"] If you're a member of more than one family site, select the site you need. [/su_box]   [su_box title="Step 3 -Select the kit you want to download by selec…
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