Known Limitations

Like pretty much all software, DNA Match Analyzer will probably never be "done". Here are some things that could be done:

  • The program’s purpose is to help determine where a DNA tester might fit into a family tree. It does not attempt to predict the exact place, instead giving the user a list of all the places it might fit.
  • Synthetic person names could be improved. This turns out to be surprisingly hard to do well.
  • Better handling of pedigree collapse. At present it assumes parents are unrelated. It does correctly handle double first cousins, but does not handle married first cousins or other closer forms of pedigree collapse.
  • Add special handling for X chromosome matches.
  • As more people use it, this list will certainly grow