Tracks 23andMe Matches using a local database
- (2019-01-22) Paul Jackson: It's 2019, now, and 529andYou works great! The 529andYou matches reports are very helpful, even without getting into the GEXF data plots. The Delete All 529andYou Data button is a bit large: don't click on it by accident! Back up your data. There is a learning curve for GEXF. I watched lots of YouTube videos to learn how to use it. GEXF is a generalist tool; you will have to experiment to get the useful results you want (for example, I remove myself, my mother, my sister, and my son from the database before plotting clusters of relationships). I'm trying now to learn how to manipulate the data in the database to get even more meaningful plots of data (I want to pull out how my mother and father are related). I wish there were a way to download data for all of my matches at once: I have 1056 matches, and my mother has 1062. It's going to take at least a day of paging through every match's page to acquire all that data. I've enjoyed this extension a great deal, and learned a lot, not just about my genealogy, but about how these graphs work.
- (2018-09-14) Cindy Barnett: Very helpful
- (2017-12-06) mehedi hasan: very nice
- (2017-08-11) Laurence Smiser: As long as 23andMe doesn't change their page formatting it work great. In combination with Gephi 0.9 you can see all or at least most of the interconnections among your matches. You are presented with an initial mess but using the Layout window you can reposition the matches to give you a visual view of these connections making more sense of the interrelationships.
- (2017-04-30) Efrain Sanchez: ok
- (2016-05-18) Donovan Smith: Until I was switched to the new 23andme website. Now I can't even access the 529andYou database the extension generates.
- (2015-12-16) Dale Wallace: I was loving this extension as the data it collected could be imported into GenomeMate, and then 23&me came out with their new and not yet improved website. It you are planning to adapt to the new site, I have experience testing and recreating scenarios that produce the unexpected results. I'm willing to help if desired.
- (2015-07-30) Kuba Krchak: So simple yet powerful! Especially if you want to generate comparison for all of your shared matches with a new kit in your profile, this is godsend.
- (2015-01-11) Lisa Landrum: Very helpful in adding info from 23andme to GenomeMate!
- (2014-09-10) Marlaine Hysell: Very helpful extension. Thank you.
- (2014-06-11) Rhonda Lucas: This is the BEST extension to use with 23andme to compare 'in common with' matches. It's a time saviour. My wish? There was a way to edit the actual database entries to remove or merge people that change their name since you first checked. I have multiples of people eg J. Smith > James Smith and back to J Smith, all the same person.
- (2014-05-23) Shane Spitzer: Good extension when combined with Genome Mate. Any way you can allow us to sort by genetic distance rather than chromosome? Also, it would be wonderful if there was a more automatic way to have it run overlapping segments. Clicking one by one is highly time consuming.
- (2014-05-19) H Johnson: Re Fran Mason's comment, the icon appears after you click "view in table" as indicated in the screenshot with the red "1" and arrow. Hope this helps. Just started using, so will see, but looks good so far!
- (2014-03-16) Angel Piper: If you use 23andMe for serious research, you absolutely need this extension. If you are adopted and searching for family or just trying to figure out where your DNA matches fit into your pre-existing family tree, then this extension will save you countless hours. As a bonus, because it logs the information about the match that each user has with you into a database and stores it on your computer, you never lose the information about that match, even if that match stops sharing with you.
- (2014-03-14) Fran Mason: Icon that's supposed to appear in the menu bar in Chrome is not there even though the extension is added to Chrome and enabled. So I can't use the tool at all.
- (2013-07-16) william mccombs: This is a real handy feature and helps tremendously from being limited to the few 23&me download comparisons. If you cut and paste into Excel you can really make comparisons of all your matches.
- (2013-07-02) Brian Pardy: This is extremely helpful for anybody trying to do genetic genealogy using 23andMe. I have been manually logging the data this extension stores automatically and it has already saved me a lot of time and helped me make connections I may not have found otherwise.
- (2013-06-28) Tracy Drane: Kind of cool!
- (2013-02-19) Andrew Rivlin: Seems like a handy device/app.
- (2012-12-28) Sam Allardyce: wowowowowowowow
- (2019-12-01, v:188.8.131.52) Rita Carpenter: won't take csv file
I am trying to import a csv file containing DNA comparisons from 23andme and it keeps telling me that it does not recognize the file format.
- (2019-09-07, v:184.108.40.206) Michael Toogood: Location of database
Where is the 529andYou database? What's its filename?
- (2019-05-09, v:220.127.116.11) Laurence Smiser: "Weight" column
How is the "Weight" computed for each match?
- (2019-04-17, v:18.104.22.168) Cornel Strutu: alt+click to download CSV doesn't work in chromebook
This is the issue: https://support.google.com/chromebook/forum/AAAAmKCdEuss6dDS-PNXI4/?hl=en&gpf=%23!topic%2Fchromebook-central%2Fs6dDS-PNXI4 I think is more likely you'll find a solution than google finding one. Thanks
- (2019-04-11, v:22.214.171.124) Laurence Smiser: understanding the overlapping DNA graph
I want to understand the meaning of the overlap matching graph. I see the principal match in bright red with the other principle in blue. What is the meaning of the lighter shades of red and blue which may or may not be paired with each other?
- (2019-01-22, v:126.96.36.199) Sharon Dankwardt: no 529 button
23&me has changed the page format and now I don't see the 529 buttons anymore :(
- (2018-10-20, v:188.8.131.52) Triangulation is not working
Whenever I click on Triangulate into 529and you on a match page, I get the error "you.23andme.com says Unable to find your name on page"
- (2018-09-01, v:184.108.40.206) Laurence Smiser: Gephi does not open lownloaded files
Severa weeks ago the downloaded .gexf files with "All" selected result in Gehi opening but without the data...It does open when only the subject name is selected. This used to work flawlessly. Trying to open the gexf for All matches file results in the same response. I tried the .csv file with the shift key and all the data is there but the import app doesn't seem to recognize the file data correctly. Could this be related with any policy change at 23andMe?
- (2018-08-22, v:220.127.116.11) Laurence Smiser: gephi downloads
Gephi has stopped recognizing the files I am downloading. The app opens but no data is loaded.
- (2018-08-19, v:18.104.22.168) Kuba Krchak: What can we put into the optional match filter?
Roger, I like the match colors. Can you share some examples of how to get best out of the optional match filter? Can I specify regions on chromosome somehow? Keep up the good work! Kuba
- (2018-08-17, v:22.214.171.124) James B: Error Message
Failed to open or create a local 529andYou database: InvalidStateError: InvalidStateError: Failed to execute 'openDatabase' on 'Window': unable to open database (10 disk I/O error)