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Introduction to GedMatch
September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
You completed your DNA testing and discovered the matches available on your testing company’s site, now learn how to expand your DNA matches. Drew Smith provides an instructive tutorial on how you can broaden your DNA reach.
Program description –
GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies so that the test data can be compared with data from tests taken at different companies. It also provides tools that may not be available at the original testing company. This presentation will focus on the basics of using GEDmatch to match relatives.
Aside from being the immediate past president of our society, Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina. View his complete biography on his website (Aha Seminars).