All posts in "Genealogy Software and Apps"

Double Match DNA Triangulator

By DD / October 24, 2016

Double Match Triangulator There is a tool from Louis Kessler that you can download that should help you simplfy triangulation. From the website “This is an autosomal tool that allows the genetic genealogist to look at their autosomal data in a slightly different way than other methods. It assists by finding every segment from every […]


Free Software To Compare DNA Kits

By DD / August 1, 2016

The question comes up all the time from people using DNA testing to find family, What about free software to compare DNA kits. is probably the most well known DNA comparison tool.  You can upload your raw DNA from several DNA testing sources and run comparisons with millions of other DNA kits.  GEDMatch is […]


My Heritage Adds DNA Matching

By DD / May 21, 2016

My Heritage has announced that they will add DNA matching to their family tree building and serach platform. They will not be selling DNA testing kits but after you get your DNA tested at a major testing site such as Ancestry DNA or FTDNA, you can download your raw DNA to My Heritage. My Heritage […]


MacFamily Tree 8 Software

By DD / April 23, 2016

Are you doing genealogy on an Apple Mac> MacFamily Software may be just the program you need to try. There is a free version that you can download and see if it will work for what you want to do. The vidoe below shows you the highlights of this software. The new version 8 was […]


New Ancestry Report at DNA.Land

By DD / April 19, 2016

There is a new report at, a new ancestry report. It looks like the screen shot I included, except the heart is covering my name. There is also a new map. The article announcing the change was written by Daniel Speyer, a Computer Science Masters student in Columbia University, and Yaniv Erlich. DNA.Land website […]


WeGene Added to GEDMatch

By DD / April 10, 2016

Recently WeGene was added to GEDMatch to allow uploading DNA results from WeGene. When you first go to the site, you will think you are on the wrong site. The site is a Chinese site and you will see Chinese writing. A small pop-up box should come up and ask you if you want […]


GEDMatch Not Uploading FTDNA Results

By DD / March 20, 2016

As a member of the DNA Adoption Yahoo Group the topic of GEDMatch not uploading FTDNA results as been a hot one lately. It seems to be related to a dispute between FTDNA and RootsWeb with sites like GEDMatch caught in the crossfire. The issue seems to be disclosing private information, while speculation hints of […]


DNA Data Sorting Websites

By DD / January 24, 2016

DNA Data Sorting Websites   GEDCOM GEDCOM’s are generally thought of as Family Trees.  You will need to learn to download these from sites like and use them to find your family. When you see GEDCOM, think of communication between programs. GEDCOM is an acronym standing for GEnealogical Data COMmunication. A GEDCOM is a […]


Mirroring to Find Your Birth Family

By DD / December 28, 2015

Mirroring to find your birth family is a valuable technique that I have used myself. I used it to help me narrow down my possible birth mother and father. Mirroring is using the family tree of a match on Ancestry DNA and attaching your DNA results to that DNA match’s tree. In my case, I […]


Branches for Ipad App

By DD / November 16, 2015

Branches is an app for the iPad that is available through iTunes. Orignally the app was free, but now it is $1.99. The app is a GEDCOM viewer and downloader of FamilySearch™ family trees. Branches for iPad handles GEDCOM files up to 20,000 persons, and you can have multiple GEDCOM files if you wish. You […]


J Works Program for Sorting DNA Results

By DD / November 13, 2015

J works is an macro-enabled Excel spreadsheet based Automated Chromosome Browser Tool created by Jay Pizzaro to sort “In-Common-With” matches from and data from in order to make it easier to read the data. By feeding the names from a chromosome browser with your raw DNA and in-common-with (CW) files in csv format, […]


Genome Mate Pro for DNA Genealogy

By DD / November 8, 2015

I found my birth family using DNA genealogy tools. When it comes to gathering DNA information, there are a few tools that you can turn to. The main 3rd party DNA genealogy software are, and the other is Genome Mate Pro, a free desktop program that allows you to keep keep track of […]


529andYou Google Chrome Extention

By DD / November 7, 2015

The Chrome extension 529 can make sorting the data produced at 23andMe a breeze and best of all it is free. Using 23andMe can be challenging, especially when you need to take the information from there and add it to other software to sort results. The best way to collect your data from 23andMe is […]


Search Connect Research Collaberation From MyHeritage

By DD / November 7, 2015

MyHeritage annouced on November 4th the addition of a new feature to their MyHeritage Software. Seach Connect lets members that are searching for a family member to see who else is running the exact same search and be able to contact each other and work together. This could provide means to huge breakthoughs of brick […]


Heredis Software Review

By Staff Writer / November 6, 2015

Heredis Software Review If you’re looking for software to keep you connected to your history whether you’re near your computer or far from it, Heredis is an exceptional option. Heredis is both customizable and thorough in its ability to recreate family trees, produce lineage charts, and even develop books to show your entire family history. […]

0 Shares Family Lineage Site Review

By DD / November 1, 2015

Many people, such as those in the Church of Ladder Day Saints, have a deep and driven love of genealogy. And why not? Knowing where you come from is fundamental to knowing who you are. There are many sites that supply the service of genealogy to people, and Puzzilla is one of those site. A […]

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By DD / October 31, 2015

Finding your family tree is not a new phenomenon. However, in the 2st century, there are a plethora of tools to uncover a vast array of information from websites such as this one. I found it was quicker than anticipated using this website. With so many resources, it was easy for me to get started […]


Ancestral Quest Software Review

By DD / October 28, 2015

Ancestral Quest Software Review With the growing emphasis on multiculuralism, ancestory research has become increasingly popular in recent years. More an more people are being inspired to dig into their own heritage to dsicover where they came from. I recently began the quest to trace back my own family tree, and, fortunately, there are now […]


Family Historian Software Review

By Staff Writer / October 27, 2015

Family Historian Software Review One of my favorite hobbies is working on my family tree. I want to know all about the lives of my ancestors and where they came from. I also want to have a complete family tree to share with my siblings along with my children and grandchildren. Not surprisingly, I need […]

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By Staff Writer / October 27, 2015 and Others Offer a Look into the Past In 2013, I became (for lack of a better term) obsessed with genealogy and tracing my family’s history and I still am to this day. I used a number of websites and resources (including my local library) to gather information about my ancestors and my husband’s […]

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By DD / October 27, 2015 is a new website from Dr. James Rosindell and the Imperial College London. Dr. Rosindell’s first website was where you can zoom in on the tree of life. At you can zoom in on family trees like you can zoom in on a location on Google Maps. The website desecribes itself as […]


Morgansense Autosomal DNA Relationship Tool

By DD / October 25, 2015

Autosomal DNA Tool[/caption]MorganSense is an Autosomal Relationships Predictions Utility. It takes your related centiMorgans (cMs) value of two people (find using Family Tree DNA, Ancestry DNA, 23andMe or and it predicts your relationship. A cM, CentiMorgan is used to measure genetic linkage. In general, the longer the piece you have in common, the closer […]


Family Tree Maker Software Review

By Staff Writer / October 24, 2015

As a long-time genealogy enthusiast, I can honestly say that the Family Tree Maker is one of the most valuable organizational tools available in the genealogy world. Family Tree Maker offers an easy to use template for storing information about each family member added to the tree. I have a large blended family, and Family […]


Legacy 8.0 Genealogy Software Review

By DD / October 23, 2015

One of the best ways to get people to try a piece of software is to offer a fairly full-featured package for free, and then offer sophisticated, advanced features in the full package that will compel the user to upgrade once they get started using the basic package. The makers of Legacy 8.0 Genealogy software […]

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By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015 is a site that offers powerful genealogy tools that will help you to learn about your family’s history. It will also connect you with others that share a part in your family tree. You can learn as much as possible about your history and have fun finding family members that you did not even […]


Roots Magic Software Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

Modern technology has produced many electrifying things over the years. One of the most exciting is RootsMagic, which allows one to trace their ancestry. Organized by Bruce Buzbee in 1987, this is a genealogy software program that provides the means to track a family record using information from a multi-national database. This information covers many […]

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