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DNA Tips From
Jamboree 2016
Targeted Testing Is Best
 I agree with Thomas Jones in his “Maximizing Your Use of Genealogical
Evidence” presentation. T...
Organizing DNA files
 “Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research” presentation by
Cyndi Ingle. This was a won...
My Messy DNA Files
 I never organized my raw data files. I just kept them in Downloads.
I’ve now made files for my mother and
I based on DNA categories
My New Raw Data files by tester/ Now
In Genealogy Subfolder
DNA Segment Comparisons/ Now in
Genealogy Subfolder by tester
Spreadsheets filed by Tester
Match Lists filed by Tester
Ethnicity Results Folders For All Testers
More Folders
 Cyndi Ingle suggested folders for notes on each tester
 She also recommended making a chart with a list of...
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  1. 1. DNA Tips From Jamboree 2016
  2. 2. Targeted Testing Is Best  I agree with Thomas Jones in his “Maximizing Your Use of Genealogical Evidence” presentation. Targeted testing choosing testers based on a particular problem you’re trying to solve is the most effective use of DNA  He also stated, especially with autosomal DNA, you generally need to compare with several testers in order to draw any conclusions from DNA  (Looking at matches and using them to confirm you don’t have a break in a line, or confirming your paper trail is also useful)
  3. 3. Organizing DNA files  “Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research” presentation by Cyndi Ingle. This was a wonderful presentation. She suggested organizing DNA files by type and person.
  4. 4. My Messy DNA Files  I never organized my raw data files. I just kept them in Downloads.
  5. 5. I’ve now made files for my mother and I based on DNA categories
  6. 6. My New Raw Data files by tester/ Now In Genealogy Subfolder
  7. 7. DNA Segment Comparisons/ Now in Genealogy Subfolder by tester
  8. 8. Spreadsheets filed by Tester
  9. 9. Match Lists filed by Tester
  10. 10. Ethnicity Results Folders For All Testers
  11. 11. More Folders  Cyndi Ingle suggested folders for notes on each tester  She also recommended making a chart with a list of tests taken, and where, for each tester  I took her ideas and made folders based on my needs. Each person will probably want to make their own categories for folders  It’s good to download as much data as you can from the testing companies in case a site goes down, or can’t provide raw data when requested, so you don’t have to wait until a site is fixed  You can use DNA Client from DNAGedcom, or the AncestryDNA chrome extension to download your Ancestry matches

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