How to Search a Shared Match Network Graph

Take a look at our YouTube channel for a quick video on how to search a shared match network graph in the Boyne Analytics Match Graph application.This article gives a pictorial tutorial. Must Have Search! This feature was specifically requested by a customer who had over 100 thousand matches. She told us: “On the big … Read more How to Search a Shared Match Network Graph

A Comparison of Tools to Download Ancestry Matches

Are you wondering how to download your matches and shared matches from Ancestry? This article compares and contrasts differing tools to download Ancestry matches. (1) DNA Match Manager from Heirloom Software (Free) This desktop application is free, fast, easy to use, and it works. In February 2020 I downloaded 2,800 matches in just under three … Read more A Comparison of Tools to Download Ancestry Matches

DNAGedcom Client – A Review with AncestryDNA

What is the DNAGedcom Client? The DNAGedcom Client is a desktop application that will download your DNA match information from several DNA test sites. The application includes many other features than the download, but this review focuses on the download for AncestryDNA. How do you get the DNAGedcom Client? Go to the DNAGedcom home page, … Read more DNAGedcom Client – A Review with AncestryDNA

Ancestry Match Downloader status on 21 Feb 2020

This was supposed to be a product review of the Ancestry Match Downloader chrome extension. Unfortunately it’s not downloading matches currently. Judging by the reviews and support comments, it stopped working sometime in January 2020. “worked fine on first try about 3 weeks ago but now no longer functions. Wont scan or anything.” Jan 2020 … Read more Ancestry Match Downloader status on 21 Feb 2020

Whatever happened to the AncestryDNA Helper?

This was supposed to be a product review of using the AncestryDNA Helper chrome extension to download matches. It’s turned into a bit of a detective hunt instead. The big reveal: the extension has been discontinued by the developer. Read on for more… It’s still on the Chrome Store At time of writing, the Ancestry … Read more Whatever happened to the AncestryDNA Helper?

DNA Match Manager from Heirloom – Product Review

The DNA Match Manager from Heirloom Software is a free desktop application that downloads your matches to file from the major DNA test services. This review is exclusively on downloads from the Ancestry website. Summary It’s fast. It’s free. It leaves a lot of info behind (this may be fine for your needs). Wow, it’s … Read more DNA Match Manager from Heirloom – Product Review

DNA Matches as Network Graphs – An Introduction

This post is a gentle introduction to the concept of representing your DNA matches as network graphs. What is a Network Graph? Graphs are often explained using Facebook as an example, as most of us are familiar with this social network. Here is a small network graph of my Facebook friends. I’m not in the … Read more DNA Matches as Network Graphs – An Introduction