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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Find out what's really happening in genealogy: A Presentation by MyHeritage's CEO

Perspectives on Combining Genealogy and Genetics

If you want to know what is really happening in genealogy in 2018, then watch this presentation by MyHeritage's founder and CEO, Gilad Japeth. I really can't say much more than that. Near the end of his presentation, he gives the following summary. You need to watch the whole presentation to understand the full impact of what he is saying. Here is the summary:
  • Combining DNA, family trees and historical records seamlessly
  • Offer paper trail theories to explain DNA matches
  • Offer DNA connections to explain paper trails
  • Clustering of triangulated segments
  • Automatic chromosome painting
  • Escalation of segments to ancestors
  • Indication for matches, how they are related to you (estimated path)
  • Resurrecting DNA of dead ancestors, for matching
  • Future: by taking a DNA test, and building a small tree stub, MyHeritage could build someone's tree automatically
You may have to watch his presentation several times to understand what he is saying and also to understand the list above. Basically, he is outlining what he said last year, that, in the future, if you give your DNA to MyHeritage, they will be able to build a family tree for you. This is how it is going to work. 

1 comment:

  1. I do not understand yet why the results are so different from company to company in dna bussiness.I have been tested by Ancestry, My Heritage and Family Tree DNA and the results are so different. Especially in nation by nation.