Unleash your DNA cousins

Genetic Affairs automates the retrieval of new genetic matches for 23andme, FamilyTreeDNA and AncestryDNA and presents all updates in a single e-mail.

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AutoCluster - automated clustering of shared matches

AutoCluster organizes your matches into shared match clusters that likely represent branches of your family.

Example 2nd-3rd cousins

Example 40cM-400cM cousins

AutoCluster - automated clustering of shared matches

AutoCluster organizes your matches into shared match clusters that likely represent branches of your family.

Example 2nd-3rd cousins

Example 40cM - 400cM cousins

The features of Genetic Affairs

Adjustable update intervals, minimal DNA match, combined e-mail overview, pricing, security and privacy.

Check out our features

The features of Genetic Affairs

Adjustable update intervals, minimal DNA match, combined e-mail overview, pricing, security and privacy.

Check out our features

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Frequently Asked Questions

How am I informed concerning new DNA matches?

Information concerning new matches is mailed to your email address. In addition, the information is available after you login to Genetic Affairs in the form of notifications.

How does a typical e-mail update look like?

After setting an update interval (daily, weekly or monthly) for a certain profile, a first search is performed to obtain all current genetic matches for that profile. If this search is successful, a confirmation email is send. The body of this email contains the best 20 matches as well as an attachment that holds all genetic matches for your account (for AncestryDNA, we provide all cousins up to and including fourth cousins).
A typical email containing updates is placed underneath:

"Hello Dennis Payne,

Placed underneath are the individual update(s):
Joe Payne: A 23andme search has been performed and identified a total 1118 DNA matches. Of the 2 new DNA matches, one match is a DNA match that is predicted as 4th Cousin or closer and is listed underneath.

M. Haywire shares 4 DNA segments (0.48%, approximately 34.6 cM ) and is a predicted 3rd Cousin

Dennis Payne: An Ancestry search has been performed for Dennis Payne. Of the 46 new DNA matches, one match is a DNA match that is predicted as fourth cousin or closer and is listed underneath.

Keith Smith shares in total: 39.1 cM and is a predicted fourth cousin with a confidence value of 92.4%. Last, Ancestry has identified 32 other DNA matches in common (one of these common matches is actually one of your profiles: Mom of Dennis Payne)."

How does your tool compare to other tools?

Part of our offered functionality overlaps with software such as DNAgedcom. However, although both DNAgedcom and our approach download DNA matches, the difference is that our approach performs this operation automatically without any user intervention. In addition, Genetic Affairs reports only new DNA matches that satisfy certain predefined criteria (for instance, only 4th cousins or closer that share at least 50 cM). The use of DNAgedcom is more focused on other analyses, for instance mining of shared DNA segments or the analysis of genealogy trees derived from DNA matches.

What does Genetic Affairs cost?

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How does Genetic Affairs protect my privacy and keep my information secure?

Security and privacy are very important to us. We made it our top priority to provide a strong security. We address this topic in more depth in several sub-topics that are present in our frequently asked questions section.

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