What is AutoCluster?

What is AutoCluster?

     AutoClusters is new technology on MyHeritage, it organizes your DNA into shared matches that descends from common ancestors are shown.  Each of the colored cells in the chart represents an intersection between two of your matches, meaning that both match each other and they match your cells. These cells are then grouped together physically by color to create a powerful visual chart of shared matches.

Each color represents one shared match cluster. Members of a cluster match you and most or all of other cluster members. Everyone in a cluster will likely be on the same ancestral line, although the most recent common ancestor between any of the matches and between you and any match may vary. The generational level of the clusters may vary as well. One may be your paternal grandmother’s branch, and another may be your paternal great-grandfather’s branch.

You may see several gray cells that do not belong to any color-grouped cluster. They usually represent a shared match where one of the two cousins is too closely related to you to belong to just one cluster. Each of these cousins belongs to a color-grouped cluster, and the gray cell indicates that one of them belongs in both clusters. A group of adjacent gray cells can be an indication that two clusters are related to each other.

 

AutoCluster analysis

     Your AutoCluster analysis was generated using thresholds of 35 cM (minimum) and 400 cM (maximum). In addition, DNA Matches were required to share at least 10 cM with one another in order to be indicated with a colored or gray cell. A total number of 102 DNA Matches ended up in 18 clusters in the final analysis.

These thresholds were automatically selected and adjusted by our algorithms for your analysis, in order to yield the best clusters for your specific DNA kit.

     The following match has been excluded from the AutoCluster analysis because it did not have any shared matches:Charlene Young.

The following 29 matches met the inclusion criteria but ended up in singleton clusters without other members and are therefore excluded from the analysis as well:
brian Neary, Melissa Kreis-Stephens, smhenry, Cowart Family, Jess Stanley, Cammi Hallenbeck, Susan Ballingall, Jayda Burdick, Sue Morris, mickey bradley, Carole LeMaster, Rodney Craig Litton. DNA, kmm Litton Line with Stewart Line, margaret williams, Donald Jordan, krhstephens, steven heatherington, Karin McDonald Brown, Gary Kidney, Michael Harvel, Gavin Hughes, Carol Barta, Josh Sowder, Susan Waggoner, Adele Chambers, Daniel Martin, vicki atz, Clay T, pamela Breshears, Barbara Williams.

The AutoClusters feature on MyHeritage was developed in collaboration with Evert- Jan Blom.