Purpose: List what is in our workflow toolbox. Level: Beginner Format: List
Politics, religion, tools. Enough said.
These are the tools in our genetic genealogy toolbox. There are a few others lying around we’ve forgotten.
- Microsoft Excel—cluster diagram viewer and Notes editor
- Ancestry.com—primary DNA test site; DNA match and Notes database; primary family tree and tree editor
- GEDMatch.com—a little rusty from disuse
- A couple other DNA test portals
- The Shared cM Project—”a collaborative data collection and analysis project created to understand the ranges of shared centimorgans associated with various known relationships”
- Genetic Genealogy Reading List—a list of our go-to references
- Family Tree Maker [macOS, Windows]—tree editor for bulk find-and-replace updates; relationship calculator
- macOS Reminders [macOS]—to-do list
- Zotero [macOS, Windows, and Linux]—”free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research”
- Paste [macOS]—”your personal clipboard time machine.” Updating the notes for our matches in the clustering diagram involves a lot of copy-and-paste. Find a good clipboard manager for your operating system. Paste works well for us on the Mac.