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Forum: Recreation Room 21st January 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I belong to my local genealogical society and...

I belong to my local genealogical society and they have monthly DNA workshops. But I can't drive and I have no way to get to either meetings or workshops.
Forum: Recreation Room 20th January 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Thanks! But it appears that that forum is about...

Thanks! But it appears that that forum is about the ethnicity part of DNA testing. I'm not interested in that.

It's using matches to try to discover who your ancestors were when you can't find...
Forum: Recreation Room 20th January 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Looking for a Good DNA Forum

My questions are never answered here. This forum has become a place basically for newcomers and answering questions about mailing kits, etc. I'm looking for a forum that really discusses autosomal...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 20th January 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By MoberlyDrake
You can check the private radio button in the...

You can check the private radio button in the account profile. It won't undo the upload, but it will make it so that the owner won't see his matches and they won't see him/her. The person will only...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 19th January 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If you can, I suggest you test at Ancestry.com...

If you can, I suggest you test at Ancestry.com too. Their test is similar to Family Finder, but their database is HUGE and FTDNA's is tiny. However, Ancestry has no chromosome browser and most people...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 18th January 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I would never say that FTDNA is not wrong as far...

I would never say that FTDNA is not wrong as far as ethnicity testing goes. For one thing, ethnicity testing is a very new science and ethnicity testing at all DNA companies is questionable. Also...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th January 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By MoberlyDrake
You are right. I did not read carefully enough....

You are right. I did not read carefully enough. Not awake yet.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th January 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Unless C's test results were actually mixed up,...

Unless C's test results were actually mixed up, and C got someone else's results (a very remote possibility), C is either adopted or babies were accidentally switched in the hospital at C's birth.
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Forum: Announcements and New Features 18th January 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 49,733
Posted By MoberlyDrake
This problem was resolved in May 2016.

This problem was resolved in May 2016.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 17th January 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By MoberlyDrake
FTDNA's tree program is a mess. They really...

FTDNA's tree program is a mess. They really should never have tried because they are not a genealogy oriented software company.

You really should have your tree in a genealogy program on your...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 17th January 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By MoberlyDrake
You are correct. Ancestry has never given us a...

You are correct. Ancestry has never given us a way to search our results for a specific match. How basic can you get? How stupid is that!!!

If you use Chrome, you can get an add-on called Ancestry...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 17th January 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By MoberlyDrake
If you already know that your Y DNA came from 7...

If you already know that your Y DNA came from 7 generations of Czech DNA from a small town near Prague, why do you think you need a DNA test to tell you what you know??? You will never get a DNA test...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 17th January 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I use RootsMagic. One nice thing about it is that...

I use RootsMagic. One nice thing about it is that you can download it and try it out to see if you like it before you purchase it. There are also a lot of free videos showing you how to use it and...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 12th January 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Depending on the situation and what you are...

Depending on the situation and what you are trying to accomplish, one person may be enough for a Y-DNA test.

If you are trying to learn about a remote ancestor, you need at least two people in...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 11th January 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By MoberlyDrake
What Assertions Can Be Made from this DNA Data?

I think one assertion can definitely be made from the data belowand maybe two. It is a list of my mother's closest Hampton matches in approximate order. Most are from Ancestry, but I inserted a few...
Forum: Recreation Room 11th January 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,014
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Do you know how to find your "Anonymous" matches...

Do you know how to find your "Anonymous" matches at FTDNA using the advanced matching tool? What can you do with them? You can't even attempt to contact them. You can at 23andMe. And you can also see...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 8th January 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By MoberlyDrake
To me, it looks like your father really does have...

To me, it looks like your father really does have a lot of Iberian. If you had to guess, based on your own knowledge of your father's ancestry, what would you come up with?

For instance FTDNA says...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 8th January 2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By MoberlyDrake
No. Women don't have Y-DNA. Y-DNA carries the...

No. Women don't have Y-DNA. Y-DNA carries the instructions for making a male. A man has a Y chromosome, which he received (virtually unchanged) from his father and an X chromosome, which he received...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 7th January 2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I don't have any faith in the ethnicity part of...

I don't have any faith in the ethnicity part of DNA testing at all. It's the list of matches that's important. I've tested myself and both parents and the amount of DNA I share with each of them...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 7th January 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By MoberlyDrake
How much Iberian do you think he should have,...

How much Iberian do you think he should have, based on your knowledge of his ancestry? Go through his matches and see if a lot of them have Spanish and Portuguese names in their surname lists.

Has...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 7th January 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I thought it was your DNA matches only who are...

I thought it was your DNA matches only who are usually related within the last 5 generations or so.

I thought the ethnicity part covered thousands of years.

In my opinion the ethnicity...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 7th January 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By MoberlyDrake
Are their surnames the same as yours or different?

Are their surnames the same as yours or different?
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 7th January 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By MoberlyDrake
First, the match would have to have done both...

First, the match would have to have done both tests. Most Y-DNA matches, even if they have done Family Finder, won't show up because the relationship is too distant. If you do find one who shows up...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 3rd January 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By MoberlyDrake
With the huge holiday sale they just had, I would...

With the huge holiday sale they just had, I would expect results to be running late, not early.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 3rd January 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By MoberlyDrake
I would join both projects and I would pay close...

I would join both projects and I would pay close attention to Kadiddlehopper. Go back through the census records and see if there are neighbors with that name. One of your Rumplestiltskin's wives may...
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