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Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 19th October 2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,347
Posted By dna
Am I the only one who finds it confusing that the...

Am I the only one who finds it confusing that the entry field for Unnamed Variants comes pre-filled as SNP Name Search ? Position Search, like in the other tab, would be a better choice.

Headers...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 19th October 2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By dna
Originally it was very simple. But as you pointed...

Originally it was very simple. But as you pointed out not self-evident!

Since FTDNA had two types of tests Y DNA STR and mtDNA, the markers were for the Earliest Known Ancestors in the Direct...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 18th October 2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By dna
TwiddlingThumbs outlined your research avenues....

TwiddlingThumbs outlined your research avenues. Let me add number 4.


Please get a SNP test, so STR convergence can be excluded. Ultimately be prepared for purchasing a Big Y test.

Does he...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 16th October 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By dna
I am sorry, I missed that it was your wife... ...

I am sorry, I missed that it was your wife...

In such a case, there is nothing to be gained by looking at your own autosomal results. Correct?

Mr. W
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th October 2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By dna
FTDNA has a test just perfect for you. It is...

FTDNA has a test just perfect for you. It is Family Finder, and for best results please ask those two men to test, and of course test yourself (and possibly your sibling, if you have one).

Good...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th October 2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By dna
As written by KATM, nothing unusual in your...

As written by KATM, nothing unusual in your results.

Please remember that you are looking at DNA and, for example, the fact that for a moment your family resided in Cuba is entirely irrelevant.
...
Forum: mtDNA - Advanced Topics 16th October 2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By dna
It turned out that I do manage some kits with...

It turned out that I do manage some kits with deletions!

However, a deletion is not D, it is d when displayed and - in the FASTA files.

So much for me trying to be smart and doing a global...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 16th October 2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By dna
Hello to down under! Y-DNA37 test is not...

Hello to down under!

Y-DNA37 test is not sufficient for your purposes.

You really want your mother and her nephew (your cousin) to take the Family Finder test.

Going back to the Y-DNA tests....
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 14th October 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By dna
Did you notice the change on the 10th (Tuesday)...

Did you notice the change on the 10th (Tuesday) or later?

If yes, there is a simple explanation for such a change. On that day FTDNA started working with their Big Y database, as they change the...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 14th October 2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dna
@ifiru

Yes, programming can be pleasurable (fun).

However, I am afraid that your program might suffer without additional logic that takes into account our current knowledge about DNA.

For example, I...
Forum: mtDNA - Advanced Topics 13th October 2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By dna
Question Meaning of "D" ? ? ?

Two different FTDNA Learning Center pages specify different meanings for D in mtDNA results.

In How do I know if I have an mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) heteroplasmy? What is the nomenclature?...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 13th October 2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dna
Your specific question is answered in the FTDNA...

Your specific question is answered in the FTDNA Learning Center:
What is an mtDNA insertion? What is the nomenclature for displaying them?...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 13th October 2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By dna
KATM and jbarry6899, thank you! In the...

KATM and jbarry6899, thank you!

In the Learning Center piece about Big Y, the section Big Y - Results – Matching includes the following picture
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Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 13th October 2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,085
Posted By dna
Yes, that is exactly my story as told to the my...

Yes, that is exactly my story as told to the my family testers. People in Europe whose families did not move for centuries getting trace results in North and Central America or Oceania? Sure, why...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 13th October 2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By dna
Exclamation @travis925

You are right suspecting that someone with mtDNA identical to yours (and your mother, etc.) might just have the same mtDNA, but not be your close relative. (I am assuming that you are not concerned...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 13th October 2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By dna
I would not expect anything before Sunday. ...

I would not expect anything before Sunday.

If there is anything to be seen, it could be just a transient state during testing.


Mr. W

P.S.
Some of my family Big Y test takers lost their...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 12th October 2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By dna
Please ignore the issue of X matches. In your...

Please ignore the issue of X matches. In your case, your father chromosome X came entirely from his mother.

I would like to suggest that you get in touch with those who are interested in the...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 12th October 2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By dna
Yes, but it appears that not every Big Y customer...

Yes, but it appears that not every Big Y customer has received it. In my family, only a half of testers had received such an e-mail.


Mr. W
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 11th October 2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By dna
Yes, but...

Yes, but I think the real problem is that people tend to ignore probabilities that two individuals do not share a common ancestor within the last 1-24 generations.


Mr. W
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th October 2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By dna
Arrow No magic here

Everyone can download their results from FTDNA. And in the downloaded file they will see that a small percentage, say around or less than 3% of reads was not completed successfully.

Yes, when...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 10th October 2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By dna
Many Sefardim did migrate to Poland, however...

Many Sefardim did migrate to Poland, however unlike in the other places this time they were absorbed. Please remember that the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was the place with the largest European...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 9th October 2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By dna
I have responded in your newer thread. Mr. W

I have responded in your newer thread.

Mr. W
Forum: Family Finder Basics 9th October 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By dna
You have to think about DNA and history of those...

You have to think about DNA and history of those lands in more general terms.

Yes, it is quite possible that some or all the matches are just a noise.

However, you had entirely overlooked the...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 8th October 2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By dna
One should not make ethnicity claims with Y DNA...

One should not make ethnicity claims with Y DNA tests. Family finder is better for that. With Y DNA one finds ancestry from the times before modern ethnicity concepts.

If one reads history of...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 7th October 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By dna
True on both counts. Since only half of my Big Y...

True on both counts. Since only half of my Big Y takers have received the notification, I have posted about it here. BTW, my quote comes from an e-mail send to a test taker (their wording is slightly...
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