Connections and corrections

What has been really interesting about my genetic information project is the information I have learned about my own family tree, and the connections I have made with family members. I have been using, which offers several useful tools for analyzing raw DNA data, in addition to DNA matching tools offered by

I was contacted by one of my DNA matches, a distant cousin named Jim Bartlett. It turns out that Jim is a genealogist and is very knowledgeable about DNA research and chromosome mapping. Check out his blog I sent Jim some project images for feedback, and thanks to him I was able to make some adjustments and corrections to make my visuals more accurate:


Courtney Barr