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Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group Online Meeting - Mon, 08/10/2020 1:00pm-3:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group Online Meeting

When: Monday, 10 August 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:https://meet.google.com/rrd-gvcb-njw?hs=122&authuser=0

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Organizer: SKCGS Education Team Education@...

Description: DNA Catch-Up: Share Useful Techniques and Tips To Use DNA for Genealogy

Show the rest of us how you use spreadsheets, the tools from test sites, Gedmatch and other third-party tools to analyze your DNA results and enrich your genealogy and family history research.

Click or paste into your browser: https://meet.google.com/rrd-gvcb-njw?hs=122&authuser=0

Re: In-depth Piece on Ancestry Updates for their Purge from Roberta Estes

 


Roberta Estes has the "unpopular" opinion on this issue, because of her research goals. The point that makes the most sense to me: if half those small matches are worthless, doesn't that mean that the other half are valid?

Instead of deleting valid information, wouldn't the better path be to give us better tools?

Valorie

In-depth Piece on Ancestry Updates for their Purge from Roberta Estes

alexisjoelscholz@...
 

Ancestry changes in August

 

I've not seen a big announcement about this, but the top-of-page announcement text has been slightly changed. The changes will happen gradually during August:

More accurate number of shared segments - beginning early August

See the length of your longest shared segment  - beginning mid August

Distant DNA matches must share 8.0 cM or higher - beginning late August

So if you have been busily "saving" the best of your tiny matches, as I have, there is some breathing room. I'm finished with 8 & 7 cM, to 6 cM matches, and doing them quickly in batches of 10. Here's my process:

First, filter by cM: 6 to 8. You have to do 8 and not just 7, because anything from 7.9 which is now rounded up to 8, will eventually disappear. Then add "Common ancestors".

Then, begin right-clicking on the match name on the left, and "open in a new tab." You can open about 10 tabs at a time.

Go to your first new tab, and copy-paste the info you want into the Notes, and save the Note. I c/p the "so&so can be your such&such cousin with common descent from A Ancestor (and B Ancestor)" & also the size of the match. If you wish, assign your match a group, then click Shared Matches and use the dots to add each of those people to a group as well.

Since I've been doing this for over a week and am making good progress, I do a final step: click Trees and then View Relationship to one of the suggested Common Ancestors, which opens a ThruLines one-to-one compare. At that point I take a screenshot, which I'm adding to one folder called "TinyDNAMatches". I title them SurnameFirstnameThruLinesMatchname, so when I'm done, I can easily move the groups to their own folders within my Genealogy file system. 

You're done with this first match, so close the tab, and move to the next. Once you get your workflow going, you can do each match in 5 minutes or less. Sometimes I stop and actually link a match I recognize into my tree. That happens every other day or so, and is worth it for the sense of satisfaction that gives.

When you are out of tabs, reload your DNA match page and scroll down to matches with no notes, and do it all over again. If you do this while watching TV, listening to podcasts, etc. you can rip through quite a few. I scroll very far down now. :-)

At this rate, I'll have time to do my husband's tiny matches too!

I think part of this work might be worthless, because so many of the tiny matches are false. However, for my endogamous ancestors, it might help me finally figure out my McBees and Smiths. So a few hours of boring work is worthwhile to me.  

Valorie

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Updated Event: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group Online Meeting - Monday, 10 August 2020 #cal-invite

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Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group Online Meeting

When:
Monday, 10 August 2020
1:00pm to 3:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
https://meet.google.com/rrd-gvcb-njw?hs=122&authuser=0

Organizer: SKCGS Education Team Education@...

Description:
DNA Catch-Up: Share Useful Techniques and Tips To Use DNA for Genealogy

Show the rest of us how you use spreadsheets, the tools from test sites, Gedmatch and other third-party tools to analyze your DNA results and enrich your genealogy and family history research.

Click or paste into your browser: https://meet.google.com/rrd-gvcb-njw?hs=122&authuser=0

Re: Topic for August 2020

 

Thank you so much, Dorothy!

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...> wrote:

I didn’t keep a copy of the Chat area but my few quick notes (had a sore writing hand) included:

 

. talked about the Leeds Method     https://www.danaleeds.com/the-leeds-method/  

. importance to building your family tree down to help recognize your DNA matches ( the 2nd & 3rd cousins)

. Use Leed’s Method for each DNA site at first but could merge results later

. people shared their experiences using/trying to use that Method

. Thomas MacEntee has spreadsheet webinars – abundantgenealogy.com & Legacy Family Tree webinars

. Barefoot Genealogist Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com has YouTube videos    http://cristacowan.com/

 

. Will meet in Aug & topic was to share techniques you use

 

Sorry, not good notes,

DJP


OK, that jibes with what I recall. I'm glad to hear that people wanted to meet in August; evidently my brain had switched off by that point. 

So folks, here is a tentative topic title: DNA Catch-Up: Share Useful Techniques and Tips To Use DNA for Genealogy

Please think about how you use your test results and be ready to share.

Valorie
 

 

From: Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io <Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Valorie Zimmerman
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:20 PM
To: Genetic-Genealogy@skcgs.groups.io
Subject: [GG/DNA] Topic for August 2020

 

Hi everyone, I had a brain fart and forgot to save a copy of the notes from last meeting. Did anybody keep them? If so, please send me a copy. I'm hoping that MaryLynn kept attendance because I didn't do that either. 

 

Most important: did we discuss a topic for August? Are we meeting in August? I'd like to create the meeting on the calendars now so we can all prepare.

 

Sorry for not paying better attention,

 

Valorie

 

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Re: Topic for August 2020

Dorothy Pretare
 

I didn’t keep a copy of the Chat area but my few quick notes (had a sore writing hand) included:

 

. talked about the Leeds Method     https://www.danaleeds.com/the-leeds-method/  

. importance to building your family tree down to help recognize your DNA matches ( the 2nd & 3rd cousins)

. Use Leed’s Method for each DNA site at first but could merge results later

. people shared their experiences using/trying to use that Method

. Thomas MacEntee has spreadsheet webinars – abundantgenealogy.com & Legacy Family Tree webinars

. Barefoot Genealogist Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com has YouTube videos    http://cristacowan.com/

 

. Will meet in Aug & topic was to share techniques you use

 

Sorry, not good notes,

DJP

 

From: Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io <Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Valorie Zimmerman
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:20 PM
To: Genetic-Genealogy@skcgs.groups.io
Subject: [GG/DNA] Topic for August 2020

 

Hi everyone, I had a brain fart and forgot to save a copy of the notes from last meeting. Did anybody keep them? If so, please send me a copy. I'm hoping that MaryLynn kept attendance because I didn't do that either. 

 

Most important: did we discuss a topic for August? Are we meeting in August? I'd like to create the meeting on the calendars now so we can all prepare.

 

Sorry for not paying better attention,

 

Valorie

 

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http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her

[DNA-Newbie] Gedmatch is Investigating After Users’ DNA Profile Data was Made Available to Police

 

Watch out, folks.....

PS: I have an account at Gedmatch, and one at MyHeritage and did not get this phishing email. -v

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From: <debbiekennett@...>
Date: Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA-Newbie] Gedmatch is Investigating After Users’ DNA Profile Data was Made Available to Police
To: <DNA-Newbie@groups.io>


And now we have a malicious phishing attempt at MyHeritage which is probably linked to the GEDmatch breach:

https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/07/security-alert-malicious-phishing-attempt-detected-possibly-connected-to-gedmatch-breach/

 

Debbie Kennett

Topic for August 2020

 

Hi everyone, I had a brain fart and forgot to save a copy of the notes from last meeting. Did anybody keep them? If so, please send me a copy. I'm hoping that MaryLynn kept attendance because I didn't do that either. 

Most important: did we discuss a topic for August? Are we meeting in August? I'd like to create the meeting on the calendars now so we can all prepare.

Sorry for not paying better attention,

Valorie

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http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her


Re: Losing Distant Matches at AncestryDNA

Paula Furick
 

Another one that is useful is the one from Randy Seaver at geneamusings:  https://www.geneamusings.com/2020/07/ancestrydna-changes-coming-soon-what-im.html

It helped me figure out how I’m going to approach this.

 

Paula

::snipped old::

Re: Losing Distant Matches at AncestryDNA

Michele Mattoon
 

I read it too – it made me feel better about losing those low cM matches!

 

From: Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io <Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dorothy Pretare
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:40 AM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io; Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io
Subject: [GG/DNA] Losing Distant Matches at AncestryDNA

 

Yesterday several genealogical blogs had articles about changes coming to  AncestryDNA.

 

I just read this one from Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist:

 

https://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2020/07/17/losing-distant-matches-at-ancestrydna/

 

Dorothy

 

 

Losing Distant Matches at AncestryDNA

Dorothy Pretare
 

Yesterday several genealogical blogs had articles about changes coming to  AncestryDNA.

 

I just read this one from Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist:

 

https://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2020/07/17/losing-distant-matches-at-ancestrydna/

 

Dorothy

 

 

Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group - Mon, 07/13/2020 #cal-notice

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Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group

When:
Monday, 13 July 2020
1:00pm to 3:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Click or paste into your browser; https://meet.google.com/nqj-gkdk-niu?hs=122&authuser=0

Organizer:
Education@... 253-740-2725; text me if you need help getting into the meeting

Description:
Using the Leeds Method to sort your DNA Matches

Dana Leeds: https://www.danaleeds.com/dna-color-clustering-the-leeds-method-for-easily-visualizing-matches/

 
Please review this short youtube video: Create a DNA Leeds Method Chart Quickly to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74LJyjqo9c
 
There is a second video called CUSTOMIZE Your Leeds Method Chart to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://youtu.be/9qqe4z7ayTE

We won't cover the second video material unless we get through the beginner material.

Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group - Mon, 07/13/2020 1:00pm-3:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group

When: Monday, 13 July 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:Click or paste into your browser; https://meet.google.com/nqj-gkdk-niu?hs=122&authuser=0

View Event

Organizer: Education Education@... 253-740-2725; text me if you need help getting into the meeting

Description: Using the Leeds Method to sort your DNA Matches

Dana Leeds: https://www.danaleeds.com/dna-color-clustering-the-leeds-method-for-easily-visualizing-matches/

 
Please review this short youtube video: Create a DNA Leeds Method Chart Quickly to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74LJyjqo9c
 
There is a second video called CUSTOMIZE Your Leeds Method Chart to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://youtu.be/9qqe4z7ayTE

We won't cover the second video material unless we get through the beginner material.

Welcome new members!

 

I've seen new people joining the group in the past couple of days, which is super! I hope you enjoy the meeting today and will continue to engage with South King County Genealogical Society, who promote and host the Genetic Genealogy / DNA Interest Group. 

Some of us are beginners, and some have years of experience in genealogy research and the use of DNA for family history. We hope that each of you feel welcome, and know that we want and need your questions and advice. 

I hope you've had time to begin a spreadsheet and start putting in names. If not, we'll help you begin. Dana Leeds found this method by experimenting, and we hope to use her experience to help one another in our search for our families.

Remember to mute yourself when you aren't talking, and use the chat function when that's appropriate.

See you soon!

Valorie 

Re: Updated Event: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group - Monday, 13 July 2020 #cal-invite

 

Oh, and if you have already begun, and wonder, what then? Dana Leeds has a followup:

https://dnawithdana.com/dna-color-clustering-identifying-in-common-surnames/

I'll be doing this for sure with some of my unknowns!

Valorie

Re: Updated Event: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group - Monday, 13 July 2020 #cal-invite

 

I added a link to Dana Leeds' post about her method, for those who prefer reading over video: 

Updated Event: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group - Monday, 13 July 2020 #cal-invite

Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io Calendar <Genetic-Genealogy@...>
 

Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group

When:
Monday, 13 July 2020
1:00pm to 3:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Click or paste into your browser; https://meet.google.com/nqj-gkdk-niu?hs=122&authuser=0

Organizer: Education Education@... 253-740-2725; text me if you need help getting into the meeting

Description:
Using the Leeds Method to sort your DNA Matches

Dana Leeds: https://www.danaleeds.com/dna-color-clustering-the-leeds-method-for-easily-visualizing-matches/

 
Please review this short youtube video: Create a DNA Leeds Method Chart Quickly to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74LJyjqo9c
 
There is a second video called CUSTOMIZE Your Leeds Method Chart to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://youtu.be/9qqe4z7ayTE

We won't cover the second video material unless we get through the beginner material.

Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group - Mon, 07/13/2020 1:00pm-3:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group

When: Monday, 13 July 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:Click or paste into your browser; https://meet.google.com/nqj-gkdk-niu?hs=122&authuser=0

View Event

Organizer: Education Education@... 253-740-2725; text me if you need help getting into the meeting

Description: Using the Leeds Method to sort your DNA Matches

Please review this short youtube video: Create a DNA Leeds Method Chart Quickly to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74LJyjqo9c

 
There is a second video called CUSTOMIZE Your Leeds Method Chart to Cluster Your DNA Matches: https://youtu.be/9qqe4z7ayTE

We won't cover the second video material unless we get through the beginner material.

Re: Question

MARYLYNN STRICKLAND
 

Hi Anne and everybody else;

No, we are still having virtual meetings and will continue to do so for several more months.  Meeting spaces have been reconfigured for social distancing or have not opened yet at all.  

Tomorrow's meeting will be at 1 pm; the link to join will be sent soon.

MaryLynn


From: Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io <Genetic-Genealogy@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Ann Lowe <blulowe@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:03 AM
To: Genetic-Genealogy@skcgs.groups.io <Genetic-Genealogy@skcgs.groups.io>
Subject: [GG/DNA] Question
 
Are we having a physical meeting. And The meeting will take place at the same time as the Cal seminar. 

Anne