HOWTOs

Project Privacy Settings Quick Start Guide

FTDNA Project Member Privacy Settings – Quick Start Guide

This is a quick guide to adjusting your privacy settings for project participation at FamilyTreeDNA. I, personally, take my privacy extremely seriously, and I hope your own seriously too.

MyHeritage Chromosome Browser

Use the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser

MyHeritage has added a chromosome browser to their autosomal DNA matches tool set. The MyHeritage Chromosome Browser is a simple yet elegant browser that allows you to quickly see the DNA you share with each match.

YFull Tree – Y-SNP Search for Your Haplogroup

The various DNA testing companies often use different versions of the tree. Even though you have tested onto the same branch at multiple companies, that branch may be named differently at each. This can make it hard to Google for resources about your haplogroup.

Using Goran Runfeldt’s Family Finder Segment Triangulator Chrome Extension

This is the second tutorial on Goran Runfeldt’s Family Finder Segment Triangulator Chrome Extension. It is a walk-through of the basics of using the tool on the FamilyTreeDNA website.

Installing Goran Runfeldt’s Family Finder Segment Triangulator Chrome Extension

Goran Runfeldt’s Family Finder Segment Triangulator is a tool that shows you additional information about your Family Finder (Autosomal DNA) matches and segments they share at FamilyTreeDNA.

The PayPal Website

Pay a PayPal Money Request

The last tutorial explained how to request money from someone using PayPal. This tutorial shows how to pay a PayPal Money Request.

The FTDNA Website

Use the FTDNA-GAP Download Page

The Download Files page of the FTDNA-GAP allows you to download copies of many of the GAP pages as either CSV or XML files. Both formats can be opened in Excel. CSV format can also be opened by Google Spreadsheets and other opensource spreadsheet programs.

Upload a file to GenePlaza

This tutorial walks you through uploading either a 23andMe or an Ancestry.com DNA file to the GenePlaza website. Before you start, you should have a GenePlaza account and have downloaded either your Ancestry.com DNA file or your 23andMe file.

Create a GenePlaza account

GenePlaza is another microarray upload site. Each of its tools is available as an individual app.

The PayPal Website

How to request money via PayPal

One sometimes needs to request money from others in the genetic genealogy community. This is simple, as long as you have a PayPal account.