Clustering DNA Relatives into Family Lines | DNA Interest Group

The various DNA testing companies offer a variety of tools for revealing clusters of DNA relatives. Whether viewing “shared” or “in common with” matches, or using advanced clustering tools such as MyHeritage AutoClusters, these methods can be useful for organizing DNA relatives into family groups. This program will provide guidance on the application of tools for clustering DNA matches into groups of relatives. Examples will be used to demonstrate how these clustering utilities can be used in family history research, and also how these tools can misrepresent evidence of common ancestry.

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