(PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Searching for lost relatives through DNA research is not an easy task, but the DNAMatch for the iPad can make it a little easier.
Two years ago, Jim Collins received shocking news that his father was switched at birth and that he was an Ashkenazi Jew; not Irish. Since then, Collins and his six siblings have diligently searched for their father’s birth family. They have sifted through thousands of DNA matches, each sibling averaged nearly 2000 matches.
Collins, a mobile app developer for Stellaractive, designed DNAMatch to help in his families search. He has since sold hundreds of apps to folks also looking for lost relatives.
“I saw the gigantic spreadsheets my sister was working with and I knew there had to be a better way,” said Collins who is a mobile app developer for Stellaractive of Portland. “DNAMatch replaces large cumbersome spreadsheets, narrows down matches and makes matches easier to visualize.”
It accepts DNA from two major suppliers, FamilyTreeDNA.com and 23andMe.com, lets you cross match their data, provides easier queries and manages multiple projects.
“I created DNAMatch to help my sisters with our search for missing relatives, but it can be used by Jewish families searching for family scattered by the holocaust, adoptees and of course genealogists.”
Collins warns that DNAMatch is a small part of true search. "There is still a lot of detective work that needs to happen to find lost relatives," said Collins who encourages people to read his documentation at DNAMatch4ipad.com and on the iTunes store before purchasing the app. The app sells for $7.99 at the iTunes Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dnamatch4ipad/id695164642?mt=8.