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This project helps evaluate your
understanding of GEDmatch, including how it can be utilized to work with
This is a project to further your
education in GEDmatch tools and techniques. Follow the instructions below, and
answer the following questions.
Instructions: Read the
article and answer the following questions:
Blake, Tim. “Needle in a Haystack:
How I Solved a 73 Year Old Family Mystery Using Genetic Genealogy. LinkedIn
(24 January 2017) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/needle-haystack-how… (Links to an
external site.)Links to an external site..
#1: What tools at GEDmatch did the author use in this project?
#2: The author reports that his father and Jeanette are first
cousins and that they share 899.6 cM according GEDmatch. According to the table
“Average autosomal DNA shared by pairs of relatives, in percentages and
centiMorgans located on the ISOGG Wiki (https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_statistics
(Links to an external site.)Links
to an external site.), how much DNA should first cousins
share? According to the Shared cM Project, what is the average for first
cousins? Do these amounts support the author’s conclusion that his father and
Jeanette are first cousins?