New: View the Genetic Groups of Your DNA Matches 

We’re excited to announce an addition to DNA Matches on MyHeritage now you can evaluate your Genetic Teams to these of your DNA Matches.

In late December 2020, we launched Genetic Groups, an enhancement to our Ethnicity Estimate which will increase the decision of MyHeritage DNA’s ethnicity breakdown to 2,114 geographic areas. Since then, we’ve been working to enhance the characteristic and add new elements requested by customers, and in January 2021 we launched the primary set of user interface improvements

Evaluating the shared genetic traits of your DNA Matches could be very helpful and might help you determine the way you may be associated. Beforehand, on the Evaluation DNA Match web page, you had been in a position to view the Ethnicity Estimate of your DNA Matches and see which ethnicities you share. Now, you may drill down even additional and see which Genetic Teams they belong to, and which of them you’ve got in frequent.

Evaluating your Shared Ethnicities and Genetic Teams

Beforehand on the Evaluation Match web page, there was a Shared Ethnicities element that displayed your DNA Match’s Ethnicity Estimate along with your Shared Ethnicities highlighted. Shared Ethnicities are areas the place you and your DNA Match could have frequent ancestral origins, and figuring out them could offer you some clues about shared ancestors.

With the brand new replace, this part of the web page now permits you to evaluate your Genetic Teams outcomes along with your Ethnicity Estimates. We’ve organized the brand new element in order that beneath the comparability between your DNA Match’s Ethnicity Estimate and your individual, you’ll discover a checklist of Genetic Teams to which you and your DNA Match belong. Ethnicities and Genetic Teams listed in daring are those you’ve got in frequent with the match you’re presently reviewing.

The ethnicities are listed first, sorted from highest to lowest in keeping with the proportion of every ethnicity in your outcomes. Then, the Genetic Teams are listed: first, the Genetic Teams you share, sorted in keeping with confidence degree; then, the Genetic Teams you’ve got that your match doesn’t; and eventually, the Genetic Teams your DNA Match has that you don’t.

On the appropriate, you’ll discover a dynamic part the place you may be taught extra in regards to the ethnicities and Genetic Teams: a map with a polygon indicating the geographic area of the ethnicity or Genetic Group and an outline.

Whenever you click on on one of many ethnicities or teams on the checklist, the field on the appropriate will replace to point out you its polygon on the map and a extra detailed description.

If you happen to hover over a Genetic Group on the checklist, you’ll see a tooltip with the outline of that group and a sign for the boldness ranges that you just and the DNA Match have for that Genetic Group.

There are three confidence ranges: low, medium, and excessive, based mostly on the standard and amount of the segments which are shared with the genetic knowledge that represents every group.  

Click on on the ethnicity or group to see the complete description, or select “Study extra” to see extra info for that particular ethnicity or Genetic Group. 

By default, you will notice the DNA Match’s full Ethnicity Estimate and Genetic Teams outcomes alongside yours, so you may evaluate them for your self. If you happen to want to view solely the ethnicities and Genetic Teams you’ve got in frequent, you may click on the “Shared solely” button on the highest proper nook.

How do Shared Genetic Teams assist with family tree?

Evaluating your Genetic Teams to these of your DNA Matches might help you in a number of methods.

As talked about above, viewing the genetic traits you share along with your match might help you identify how they may be associated to you. For instance, if you already know your mom has Scandinavian heritage whereas your father’s aspect is generally from Greece and southern Europe, Scandinavian ethnicity may point out that the match is said to you thru your mom’s aspect.

Genetic Teams assist you to drill down even additional. What if each your mom and your father had been from Scandinavia? In that case, realizing that your DNA Match has some Scandinavian ethnicity wouldn’t assist you to very a lot. But when your mom’s household was from Denmark and your father’s from jap Sweden, and also you and your DNA Match share the Genetic Group referred to as Denmark (North Area) — that might point out that you could be be associated via your mom’s aspect. 

Taking this even additional, if you already know your mom’s mom was from Svendborg and your mom’s father was from northern Denmark, this Shared Genetic Group may point out that your frequent ancestor is in your maternal grandfather’s aspect — significantly narrowing down the chances.

Who can view Shared Ethnicities and Genetic Teams?

Shared Ethnicities and Genetic Teams is a premium characteristic that requires a paid MyHeritage plan (Full, Premium, or PremiumPlus). Customers and not using a MyHeritage plan won’t be able to view this part of the Evaluation DNA Match web page. Customers who add their uncooked DNA knowledge from one other testing service to MyHeritage pays a one-time payment of $29 per equipment to unlock all superior DNA options provided by MyHeritage, together with Shared Ethnicities and Genetic Teams. Learn more about our subscription plans.

If you don’t want your DNA Matches to view your ethnicity outcomes or Genetic Teams, chances are you’ll flip off this functionality via the “My privateness” web page, within the “My DNA preferences tab”. Flip off the checkbox labeled “Permit my DNA Matches to view my Ethnicity Estimate and Genetic Teams”.

Conclusion

Evaluating the shared genetic traits of your DNA Matches might help you determine the way you may be associated. Beforehand, on the Evaluation DNA Match web page, you had been in a position to view the Ethnicity Estimate of your DNA Matches and see which ethnicities you share. Now, you may drill down even additional and see which Genetic Teams they belong to, and which of them you’ve got in frequent. This might help you acquire additional perception into your relationships along with your matches, be taught extra about your roots, and would possibly even break via some brick partitions in your family tree analysis.

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