DNA Painter adds Level-Up Challenge as Dimension!

DNA Painter, the website with all sorts of cool tools for people interested in genetic genealogy, added the level-up challenge I wrote about in January as a dimension to their family trees.

You can import your tree or build it from scratch, and then add a dimension to your tree to manually indicate the research level for each ancestor. See Jonny Perl’s blog post about the new dimensions feature for detailed instructions and examples of other dimensions you can now add to your tree.

FAN chart showing research levels

This chart shows the levels on ten generations of my mom’s tree. I marked three unknown fathers of illegitimate children in red (level 0, unknown ancestor). I have other unknown ancestors, but they are the result of not having completed the research rather than solid brik walls, so I left those grey. My line back to Eleanor of Aquitaine that I have been blogging about stands out as the only green line where I’ve met the Genealogical Proof Standard for all the generations in this chart.

I love this new tool! You can add the reserach levels from the tree view that has all the names (not shown here because of privacy reasons) so it is easy to see which ancestor has which level. So much easier than Excel!

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, MLitt, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer in the Netherlands. She has a Master of Letters in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee, and holds the Certification of Genealogist and Qualified Genealogist credentials. Yvette served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and won excellence awards for her articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Yvette has been doing genealogy for over 30 years. She helps people from across the world find their ancestors from the Netherlands and its former colonies, including New Netherland. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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