GENE201 Module 6 M6A3: Third-Party Tool Project
This project helps evaluate your understanding of GEDmatch, including how it can be utilized to work with autosomal DNA.
This is a project to further your education in GEDmatch tools and techniques. Follow the instructions below, and answer the following questions.
Instructions: Read the article and answer the following questions:
Blake, Tim. “Needle in a Haystack: How I Solved a 73 Year Old Family Mystery Using Genetic Genealogy. LinkedIn (24 January 2017) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/needle-haystack-how-i-solved-73-year-old-family-mystery-tim-blake (Links to an external site.).
Question #1: What tools at GEDmatch did the author use in this project?
Question #2: The author reports that his father and Jeanette are first cousins and that they share 899.6 cM according GEDmatch. According to the table “Average autosomal DNA shared by pairs of relatives, in percentages and centiMorgans located on the ISOGG Wiki (https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_statistics (Links to an external site.)), how much DNA should first cousins share? According to the Shared cM Project, what is the average for first cousins? Do these amounts support the author’s conclusion that his father and Jeanette are first cousins?