Discover What You’re Made of with Free Grandparent Inheritance Charts from Legacy Tree Genealogists

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Legacy Tree Genealogists, the world’s highest client-rated genealogy
research firm and leader in custom family history services, has
announced the release of a free online tool which enables users to
discover the percentages and segments of DNA inherited from each
grandparent, often referred to as chromosome mapping. The tool produces
a chart illustrating shared DNA segments by utilizing results from three
DNA tests: one for themselves, a paternal grandparent, and a maternal

“Individuals inherit approximately 25% of their DNA from each
grandparent,” explains Paul Woodbury, Senior Genetic Genealogist for
Legacy Tree. “However, that amount varies, and results are fascinating.
There is an innate human desire to know who we are, and this tool helps
bring that desire to life in a tangible way.”

How This Works

When an individual, a paternal grandparent and a maternal grandparent
are tested, it is possible to identify how much DNA the individual
shares with each of their four grandparents. Any large segment of DNA an
individual shares with their grandparent was inherited from that
grandparent, and it is impossible to inherit a single location from both
grandparents on the same side. Therefore, DNA that an individual does
not share with a tested grandparent has to come from the other

“By testing yourself, a paternal grandparent and a maternal grandparent,
we can identify the amounts and segments of DNA you inherited from each
of your grandparents, not just the ones you tested,” said Woodbury. “The
tool may also be used by those without
living grandparents
to determine how much of their own DNA was
inherited by their descendants.”

What More Can You Discover?

For an additional cost Legacy Tree Genealogists can take the Grandparent
Inheritance Chart further and identify exactly which genes, and
corresponding traits and characteristics, you inherited from each

To create your own free Grandparent Inheritance Chart, access the tool
For information on Legacy Tree custom genealogy services, visit

About Legacy Tree Genealogists

Legacy Tree Genealogists is the world’s highest client-rated
genealogy research firm. Founded in 2004, the company provides
full-service genealogical research for clients worldwide, helping them
discover their roots and personal history through records, narratives,
and DNA. More information is available at


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