Genealogy News Corral, June 4-8

By Grace Dobush

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  • Genetic genealogy company 23andMe, exhibiting at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree this weekend, announced it’ll release four new genealogical features for beta testing in the coming weeks. Those are family tree building on the site; Ancestry Painting, which breaks down your ancestry based on approximately 20 world regions; the My Ancestry Page, a “dashboard” summary of your ancestry; and the Relative Finder Map View plotting where in the world your matches are.

Learn more about these upcoming features on 23andMe’s Spittoon blog.