Last week, a circuit breaker
flipped. I was working intensely on two
projects when my circuits apparently overloaded. The projects have been sitting untouched
on my desk for several days now. I’m
running in neutral - idling.
What happened? I haven’t a clue; but it seems useless to
fight it. In the meantime, I’ve been catching up on my reading and surfing the net.
My project trying to connect
Sip families in Poland is temporarily on hold.
That’s OK. The information will
still be there when I get back to it – or maybe more information will have
surfaced by then.
I am hopeful that using
Genome Mate Pro will become clearer to me as discussion continues on the
Until my research gene gets
turned on again, I’ll probably do some writing and reopen the video projects
waiting in the queue. Yep, the video
projects sound good. And I’ll find
topics to keep this blog alive.
Mate is a desktop tool used to organize in one place the data collected while
researching DNA comparisons. Besides data storage it has many features to aid
in identifying common ancestors.
·Multiple Profiles for multiple kits
·Import of 23andMe, FTDNA and GedMatch
·Chromosome Mapping of Common Ancestor
·In Common With (ICW) Groups
·Import of Gedcom data for each Profile
·Surname Matching and Searching
·Display of Overlapping Segments
·X-List of X Chromosome Donors
It sounds like the perfect tool.
The software has been
upgraded since that post, so while the description is good, the screenshots are
no longer accurate.
This software is FREE. It was developed by Becky Mason
Walker as she worked to coordinate and analyze information on her own DNA
matches from 23andMe, FTDNA, and GEDmatch.
This software is also very
complex – because it is very comprehensive.
But there are Youtube videos to help you get going; and there is a 16 part
tutorial on Facebook co-authored by Leah La Perle Larkin and Blaine T. Bettinger. There is also a User Manual. See links below.
I’ve been at this for four
days now, and have gotten to part 12 of the tutorial. So far I’ve watched 3 of the videos. I think that the videos will make more sense
after completing the tutorial. I expect
to need to review some of this material more than once.
I am looking forward to
actually trying to use this app – once I’ve had a first pass through the training
process. I’ll post a progress report.