Here is a citation to this original article:
Kaplanis, Joanna, Assaf Gordon, Tal Shor, Omer Weissbrod, Dan Geiger, Mary Wahl, Michael Gershovits, et al. “Quantitative Analysis of Population-Scale Family Trees with Millions of Relatives.” Science, March 1, 2018, eaam9309. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aam9309.
Here is an interesting summary of the article.
“Giant Family Tree of 13 Million People Just Created.” Accessed March 2, 2018. https://www.livescience.com/61905-giant-family-tree.html.
Here is a list of links to articles that have been written about the original study.
Taken together, these results demonstrate that millions of genealogists can collaborate in order to produce high-quality population-scale family trees.The study also validates the use of cluster analysis in advanced genealogical research. It also validates many of things I have been teaching and writing about for the past fifteen years or so but modifies and corrects some other things I have taught and written about.
It is truly amazing what MyHeritage.com has announced and produced during this week during the RootsTech 2018 Conference. I will have plenty to write about for a long time.