Making the Most of GEDmatch – An Interview with Kitty Munson Cooper

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In this episode of Best Websites, DNA Expert Kitty Munson Cooper offer tips for using GEDmatch to better understand your DNA test results.

Best Genealogy Websites: GEDmatch

GEDmatch is a handy third-party tool that allows you to compare your DNA test results with over 1.5 million profiles across many of the major DNA test companies. GEDmatch also offers several features to help you better understand your test results and make meaningful discoveries about your heritage.


In this episode, Kitty Munson Cooper chats with Family Tree Magazine editor Andrew Koch about GEDmatch and what its key features entail.

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GEDmatch allows you to compare your DNA test results with other results from many of the top testing companies. Here is a guide for using many of its tools.

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Guest Host: Andrew Koch, Editor of Family Tree Magazine