myOrigins Methodology Whitepaper

Published May 8, 2014Written by Razib Khan and Rui H, Family Tree DNAUpdated September 13, 2017 Abstract
The aim of this survey is to review the methods and results that serve as the basis for myOrigins. [...]

Population Clusters in myOrigins

Who are you?

That’s a question with many possible answers. You are the sum of a lifetime of experiences. You are the result of choices you have made. You are the result of truths your [...]

Family Finder – Family Matching Tool

In order to activate this feature, you must have linked at least one maternal and/or paternal match on your Family Tree. This step is required in order to enable the Family Matching sort tabs.
These instructions will [...]

Family Finder – Matches Page

The Family Finder Matches page displays your Family Finder test matches. The top section of the page allows you to filter your matches; the bottom section displays your Family Finder matches. If you wish [...]

Family Finder – Family Matching System

Family Tree DNA has recently released Family Matching, an enhancement for our Family Finder customers.
The Family Matching feature assigns maternal or paternal icons to a customer’s match list based on phased matching to close relatives [...]

Family Finder – Linked Relationships Page

The Family Finder – Linked Relationships page is where you can view the known relationships of your Family Finder matches who have been linked on your Family Tree. Your known relationships are those that have [...]

Family Finder – Chromosome Browser Page

The Family Finder – Chromosome Browser page allows you to compare your matching DNA segments (blocks) with your genetic matches.

Chromosome Browser Tutorial – This link starts the tutorial for the Chromosome Browser.
Compare List – [...]

Family Finder – Download Raw Data Page

The Family Finder – Download Your Raw Data page allows you to download files of your raw results and your Family Finder matches. Files in CSV or XML format can be opened using a [...]

Advanced Matches Page

The Advanced Matches page allows you to compare genetic matching from multiple types of DNA tests: Family Finder, mtDNA, and Y-DNA, as well as filtering by X-matches. You may select filtering options in the filter [...]

myOrigins Walkthrough

myOrigins is a feature of our Family Finder test. This feature provides you with a percentile breakdown of the Genetic Populations to which your autosomal DNA is connected. We refer to this as your ethnic makeup.

Note: You can [...]