Working with DNA segments on MyHeritage

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Apr 28, 2020
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Speaker's Introduction
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Chromosome Browsers
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Identify Connections
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DNA Matches
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About this webinar

Learn how the MyHeritage DNA test analyzes your DNA.

About the speakers

About the speakers

MyHeritage is the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. Our platform and DNA kits make it easy for anyone, anywhere to embark on a meaningful journey into their past and treasure their family stories fo
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Ran Snir, VP of Product Management, is responsible for MyHeritage DNA products, Mobile apps and few other projects which are still in the oven. He’s managing a team of product managers who create and optimize the entire DNA journey — from or
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    A difficult topic to present, this was a good start. It does require going back over some concepts repeatedly, probably best by having been stimulated to use the “tools” section and comparison features of MyHeritage. In addition, it encourages us to upload DNA sources from other testing sites and consolidate them at our MyHeritage account, allowing better comparison. Thanks.

    A lot of information to absorb. This will help sort out some matches that I know and also maybe help a cousin figure out her unknown paternal relationship. Thanks

    A lot of information to digest. I need to read more so I can ask more questions.

    always love his webinars…always so informative and learn more than I knew before I started the webinar!

    Another good explanation of DNA and how we share with our relatives. Thank you.

    Appreciated the clear basic introductory info in the beginning. As I’m still trying to grasp the whole DNA thing, was helpful to listen to the balance of the webinar to familiarize myself with the concepts. Thank you.

    Best explanation of segments and SNPs. Wonderful presentation!

    Brilliant webinar giving me lots of ideas to improve my reach of DNA testing and analysis with in my family genealogy.

    clear definitions with graphics, makes it easier for me to understand, thanks!

    Clearer everytime I listen to a Webiner

    Content good, but covered concepts I have already studied.

    DNA is always a great way to learn!

    Educational. Every little bit helps the chips fall in place. Thank you, Ron!! for taping this for us!.

    Even if a large chunk was a repetition of one of his earlier pitches, it was a very good webinar. And yes, repetition is helpfull.

    Even without a syllabus, this was an excellent presentation which simplifies the process of matching.

    every session is a real joy! and a handful of learning something more. thank you!

    Every time I hear or read something on this topic, I learn something new or reinforce something I have already learned. I love that you are providing this opportunity. It is all beginning to make sense to me!



    Excellent definitions, clear examples – wish he could go on for another few hours!

    Excellent descriptions of processes. I have not advanced yet to completely understand the concepts but helped me jump up the ladder a little. Would love additional webinars that focus on smaller parts of processes. For me it was a lot to digest in one session. Thank you.

    Excellent DNA presentation!

    Excellent explanation of dna evaluations.

    Excellent explanation of using chromosome matching.

    Excellent explanation. I’m so happy I watched this.

    Excellent information on my level. Thanks.

    Excellent job; very clear.

    xcellent overview!

    Excellent presentation

    Excellent presentation.

    Excellent presentation.

    Excellent review of basic information and how to identify unknown persons and your common ancestor

    Excellent!! I loved it!! Explained very well!

    Excellent. A must re-watch.

    Excellent. Thank you.

    Excellently presented. Exactly what I needed to know. Thank you.

    Fascinating! Plan to review webinar to pick up what I need clarified.

    Finally understand this! Thanks.

    First, this is my first webinar. I did learn something but need to view again to absorb the information. Would be great to have had slides ahead to take notes. Now I have a taste of the My Heritage webinars, I plan to attend more or replay prior ones.

    Fuound the information very useful. Thank you.

    Gained better understanding of using MH Cromo Browser for analysis.

    Gives me a better understanding

    Good explanation about triangulation. Now I just have to see if I can make it work for me.

    Good explanation! Thank you!

    Good explanations and examples.

    Good explanations but it helped that I had some background to build on. Thanks!

    good intro, must watch again

    Good job. Informative.

    Good job. Needed time to take notes.

    good overview and explanation of the browser and how to use it with triangulated matches with known control matches!

    Good overview of a difficult topic with practical suggestions on using the data.

    good review

    Good speaker who explained it in more simple terms.

    Good subject. I want to listen to part of it again to get a better understanding when applying it to my own DNA matches.

    Good, but basic, information.

    Good, clear explanations Thanks so much.

    Great description of method used to determine relationships.

    Great explanation followed up with great examples. I only wish that I had tested my parents before they departed!!

    Great explanation of a difficult topic to understand. Hope speaker does more webinars.

    Great explanation of the one to many chromosome browser and using leveraging

    Great explanation, clearly explained.

    great explanations

    Great explanations of complex concepts!

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Great explanations of many concepts and terminology. I think, finally, I am beginning to grasp how to use some of the tools for analyzing my genetic genealogy!:)

    great explanations!

    Great explanations, very easy to follow

    Great info Thanks

    Great information

    Great information

    Great job! Learned some new things to apply to my research. Thank you very much!

    Great presentation! Very informative and easy to understand. Thank you! : )

    great stuff now to start using the knowledge

    Great stuff thanks!

    Great visual of grandchild having bits of DNA from grandparents (Purples & Oranges).

    great webinar, wonderful information and excellent presenter.

    Helped me to advance in knowing how to use DNA research in furthering my family connections

    Helpful explanation of triangulation.

    Helpful info about finding common ancestors.

    His explanation at the beginning was very clear and simplified about the various terms being used for DNA.

    His explanation provided better understanding of how triangulation works and how to interpret it.

    His explanations were so clear, I know and understand so much more about DNA results.

    I definitely need to watch it again. A lot of info!

    I FINALLY understand how triangulating works and how I can apply what I know to the unknown. All those matches without trees or a few names that tell me nothing or just their name and private listed for all others. Fun rather than frustration. Can’t wait! Ran did a great presentation.

    I FINALLY understand overlap on a chromosome that is not a triangulation! I am going to watch this again so I can stamp it into my head!

    I found it to be very informative about using the Chromosome Browser and triangulation.

    I have attended several presentations on DNA for genealogical purposes but this was the most useful in how you can match shared segments and track up your ancestral lines using them.

    I learn a bit more each time I do a webinar.

    I learned a lot that I think I will be able to apply right away.

    I learned so much and would like to learn more! Very interesting!

    I love it when Ran Snir presents because he makes the complex simple. Excellent tips on how to better used shared matches to flush out which line to pursue.

    I need to see it again

    I think I learned how to use some of the tools today. Time will tell, but it was explained very well. Thank you, Ran.

    I thought this was a very good explanation of how to use this.

    I was able to track most of the way through his presentation…got lost at the end.

    I’m glad I tuned in. DNA is a tough concept for me. Or maybe my brain is just stubborn. But, I keep trying. And, so I did walk anyway with a number of concepts that I could share in simple terms. And, so I anticipate watching more….. so many thanks.

    It provided a clearer understanding of how to approach DNA matching. thanks.

    It was very informative and presented in a way I think anyone could understand, even if it’s somewhat of a technical subject.

    It was very informative. I wish he could have touched on what amount of segments and snp’s are the best to research or that is not worth searching. Also, I am happy he proved a line without a tree up.

    It was very interesting and very informative. It would be great if one could access the presentation any time one wishes to do so in order to refresh the memory!

    It was, as someone else commented, an excellent explanation AND visualization of this material. I finally feel as if I almost understand it! Thank you.

    Learn a little every time and helpful to understand how to use the parts of My Heritage.

    lovely stuff

    need to watch again.

    new to DNA and this for someone more understanding.

    Nice to know one can find so much using the shared segments. Too late to have my mother tested (passed away at 99 last month). I Need to be sure to test her sister, my siblings and others.

    Not sure this 77 yr old can process this info into a working plan, but sure going to try. Wish I had more living relatives to test. Thanks

  3. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Now I understand enough to start checking my matches. Thanks, Ran.

    Over my head but I loved it! Great info and presentation! Thanks

    Ow, wow. Now I know how to address non-triangulated overlapping DNA.

    Presented a very methodical approach to resolving DNA matches and how to effectively use the chromosome browser and triangulation.

    Ran explains the complex details in easy to understand terms.

    Ran always explains his topic so clearly.

    Ran always presents in a easy to understand way.

    Ran has a way of taking a very complicated subject and making it understandable by using graphics, color, and specific examples. I learned so much today! Thank you!

    Ran is always a good presenter able to make the topic understandable

    Ran is always good at explaining DNA and segments and triangulation!

    Ran is very good at explaining how the DNA works.

    Ran works at making a difficult topic easier to understand. May need to watch it again to be sure I really understand.

    Ran’s examples of how to use the Chromosome Browser, especially the triangulated segments, was very helpful. Just what I’ve been looking for.

    Really excellent explanations.

    Simple is best in explaining DNA.

    thank you

    Thank you

    Thank you for this webinar given by Ran Snir. His slides were detailed, yet easy to follow. My DNA is on MyHeritage, and I hope to find answers by following Ran’s webinar.

    Thank you!

    Thank you! Very clearly presented and helpful to understanding how to analyze our match results.

    Thank you. I hope now I have less confusion around triangulation.

    Thanks very much

    The concepts were presented very clearly and easy to understand. It gives me information I can now use to better explore my DNA matches.

    The most relevant webinar for me to date. I am just beginning to work with My HeritageDNA, and look forward to some new matches.

    The subject matter was well explained and very useful. Thank you.

    The triangulation examples were clear and helpful to me for trying to figure out how matches are connected to branches of the family.

    This explained so much about the chromosome browser and I am anxious to try it for my matches!!

    This made the chomosomes and trianglation much more understandable!

    This was excellent and I now have a better understanding of how to use the segment match information in my research.

    This webinar was fantastic! I now understand triangulated segments. Thank you.

    Very clear and easy to understand!

    Very clear and helpful explanation of DNA. Thank you.

    Very clear but I need to view again so I can pause it and digest what I missed. I will definitetly look for other presentations by Ran.

    Very clear explanation.

    Very clear exposition of the one-to-many browser tool. It would be nice to be able to select/filter DNA matches by chromosome, or the ‘shared matches’ list by matches that triangulate…

    Very clear illustrations on how to use some of the hidden tools on MH

    Very clear…greatly improved my understanding…thank you

    Very complicated issue. Keeps getting easier to understand every time I listen.

    Very good explainations. Excellent graphics. Move at a pace that was just right. Thank you very much and I look forward for the next webinar that continues from this one.

    Very good explanation of how to use the features on My Heritage DNA

    Very good explanation of using the Heritage chromosome browser!

    very good explanations

  4. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Very good intro to DNA analysis.

    Very good! I learned alot but will watch it again without distractions!

    Very good. I’m far from stupid, but still don’t quite get DNA. Thanks for more good info on this subject.

    Very helpful and straightforward, filled in a few gaps in my knowledge. I had a basic understanding but this has moved me on to try my own triangulations.

    Very informational. Thanks for using simple terms for us laymen.

    Very informative

    Very informative and easy to understand, using diagrams.

    Very informative and helpful in understanding how to compare my DNA matches to see if they are my Mom’s or my Dad’s sides. Thank You!!

    very informative without becoming overwhelming.

    very informative, added to what I learned at RootsTech earlier this year. Thanks so much

    Very informative. Thanks!

    Very interesting and gives me a new way of looking at the tree. Thank you

    Very useful information especially on using DNA segments to locate common ancestors of matches who do not have a tree. Thank you.

    Very well explained.

    Very well explained. Thank you

    Very well segmented for a very clear presentation of what has been a difficult area for me to grasp. Thank you Ran!!

    Was absolutely amazed at the capability of the browser. I had no clue.

    well done

    well done as always.

    Well, I’ll have to watch it a few more times; but it was excellent!

    Went by quickly! I will watch again to understand more.

    What a simple explanation of understanding how to use the segment data on MyHeritage. Can’t wait to dig in and try this out!

    Will definitely need to follow up and watch a re-run of this presentation. Also, hoping that somewhere along the way there can be a presentation for people (like me) who have no parent or grandparent alive to take a DNA test. I have figured out through old-fashioned paper research how a few of my matches are related, but would like to use DNA resources to help me further.

    Wonderful clear explanation and detailed examples, very helpful!

    Wonderful explanation on how to use the snp dna analysis

    Wonderful visual tools to help explain DNA. The presenter did a wonderful job explaining a complex subject. This is the first DNA webinar I have watched that I could actually understand! Bravo!!

    WOW, Excellent presentation. I didn’t think I would understand too much of this presentation, but listened in anyway for any tidbit I could get. Ran Snir made a very complicated subject (for me anyway) extremely clear.

    Wow, what a great explanation and how to use the chromosome browser. I will greatly help me with one of my brick walls.


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