A Tool for Managing DNA Comparisons
Genome 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 data
Chromosome Mapping of Common Ancestors
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
All of your data is stored locally on your computer. A server is used to initially download the application and to install updates as they become available.
The main screen displays DNA comparisons sorted by chromosome and segment
start/end points. These can be filtered by several means so that just the data
of interest is displayed. Data is displayed both graphically and in table
format. Research notes can be added and are maintained in a database on your
computer. The application supports multiple profiles so there can be a profile
for each relative tested.
When the most recent common ancestors (MRCA) are found for a DNA
segment, these can be added to the chromosome map. One of the most useful
functions is the the ability to look at all the matches which overlap a DNA
segment across all sources (23andMe, GedMatch, FTDNA) since not everyone
subscribes to all three.
Links to More Information
Getting Started with 23andMe Data
Getting Started with FTDNA Data
Getting Started with GedMatch Data
Getting Started with Ancestry Data
Genome Mate is written
so the Silverlight plugin is
required. It has been tested with the Chrome, Firefox and
Internet Exployer on Microsoft Windows for data imports.
Chrome is the
recommended browser for every day use as the 529andYou addon is available and Chrome
works well with DNAgedcom.com downloads.
These links will give more information on what browsers and operating systems
are supported by Silverlight.
Get Microsoft Silverlight
Instructions for Firefox
Fix Silverlight Issues in Safari
Silverlight must be installed first. It may also be necessary to click on "Activate Silverlight" at the top of the page before the install button is displayed. Then to install Genome Mate, click on the
Install button in the box below.
Firefox seems to work best for installing the application on a Mac per user
feedback and on the Mac the application may be found in the download folder.
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