If you are interested in using DNA to find your Dutch ancestors, make sure your DNA is in the MyHeritage genetic database. MyHeritage is the most popular DNA service in the Netherlands, and as a result, it is the place where you are most likely to find Dutch matches. MyHeritage also offers great tools for analyzing your DNA, such as Theories of Relativity, a clustering tool, and chromosome browser. This week, uploads to MyHeritage are free. Normally, there is a fee to unlock the Ethniticy … [Read more...]
Quick tip – Free DNA Upload to MyHeritage
Quick Tip – Genetic Groups at MyHeritage
MyHeritage introduced Genetic Groups, a new way to predict your ethnicity. I manage four Dutch kits from people from four different parts of the Netherlands, and they're all spot on. For my own kit, it predicts three genetic groups with high confidence: Netherlands (Gelderland and Overijssel) Netherlands (North Brabant) and Belgium (Antwerpen) Netherlands (South Holland, North Holland, Gelderland and Utrecht). This is consistent with my tree: my father's ancestors are from … [Read more...]
Quick tip : Upload your DNA to MyHeritage. Now!
MyHeritage allows you to upload your autosomal DNA results from other companies. This is a currently a free service, but after 1 December 2018, advanced features will be paid. If you upload now, these services will remain free. Upload your DNA now! If you upload after 1 December 2018, you will still see your matches but you won't be able to use the chromosome browser or see ethnicity predictions. The chromosome browser is particularly useful since you can then see if multiple people match … [Read more...]
The next battleground for commercial genealogy: The Netherlands?
[Dutch translation below / Zie onderaan voor Nederlandse vertaling] My Heritage just announced a strategic partnership with two major players in the Dutch Genealogy community: Aldfaer and Coret Genealogie. Aldfaer is Windows software to manage your family tree that is available as freeware. Coret Genealogie provides several online services dedicated to Dutch genealogy including Stamboom Forum [Genealogy Forum] and Genealogie Online [Genealogy Online] for online publication of trees. … [Read more...]