Your grandma’s blue eyes. Your grandpa’s dimples. DNA is inherited from generation to generation and helps determine who you are. Legacy Tree Genealogists has announced the release of a FREE chromosome mapping tool that shows how much DNA you REALLY share in common with each of your grandparents. Discover what you’re made of with the Grandparent Inheritance Chart tool. Read the full release here. …Read more
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Legacy Tree Genealogists is excited to announce the release of our free Grandparent Inheritance Charts tool. Based on software developed by Kitty Cooper and with her assistance, we have developed a free tool which enables you to easily map the segments of DNA you inherited from each of your grandparents (often referred to as chromosome mapping). Who Gave You the Most DNA? Through our tool, you can also discover exactly how much DNA you share with each of your four grandparents – each will have given you roughly 25% of their DNA, but this varies quite a bit! Who are you the most like, really? To use this tool, you just need three autosomal DNA tests: one for yourself, and one for a paternal grandparent (one of your father’s parents) and a maternal grandparent (one of your mother’s parents). Did You Pass on the Most Genes? If you don’t have living grandparents, use this tool for your own descendants or other relatives. Find out which sections of your DNA live on in your …Read more
Legacy Tree is excited to provide the Grandparent Inheritance Chart to the genealogical community. The basis for our tool is founded in the fact that at any given point in an individual’s DNA they can only have inherited DNA from a single paternal grandparent and from a single maternal grandparent. Therefore any DNA that you do not share with a tested grandparent has to have come from the other grandparent on that same side. The tool uses this information to create a chromosome map. But, what happens when you do not have a living grandparent from one or both sides of your family tree? Is it still possible to create a chromosome map? In situations where you do not have two living grandparents available to test, it may still be possible to create a complete or nearly complete chromosome map by testing other relatives. The key to successfully creating a grandparent chromosome map is testing several additional relatives whose combined DNA tests cover the majority of the DNA that you …Read more
We’re fresh off the holiday season, and that meant movies in our household! My family enjoys all the standard classics, but as a genealogist, I must confess that one movie stands out as my all-time favorite: Avalon was the perfect Thanksgiving kickoff to the holiday season. This autobiographical film was written, directed, and produced by Barry Levinson in 1990 and centers on the stories told by his Russian Jewish immigrant grandfather Sam Krichinsky. The movie is set in the early 1950s and consists of successive Thanksgivings and Fourth of Julys, two quintessentially American holidays, with one Christmas thrown in for good measure. Mr. Levinson always loved hearing his grandfather's stories of the family's early days in the United States, and interviewed a number of relatives to gather anecdotes for the script. When his family saw the finished film, they agreed that he successfully captured the essence and early history of the Krichinsky family. This sense of genuineness …Read more