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Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 12th July 2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,271
Posted By MikeP
Both my mother and a second cousin on my mother's...

Both my mother and a second cousin on my mother's side have tested that I know of. On my father's side, a half-brother and 1st cousin have tested. I see 0 maternal and 0 paternal matches. They're...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 27th May 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,932
Posted By MikeP
Wow ... :eek:

I went from no full sequence matches to 26 !!! Everyone who hasn't looked at their mtdna matches recently should look again ...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 25th May 2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,444
Posted By MikeP
My BAM file finally arrived ... :)

My BAM file finally arrived ... :)
Forum: Group Administrators - Advanced Chat 20th May 2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By MikeP
There is supposedly going to be a sale related to...

There is supposedly going to be a sale related to Father's Day that will include upgrades.
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 20th May 2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,444
Posted By MikeP
Cool I used the contact form to ask about the status...

I used the contact form to ask about the status of my BAM file. The reply was that they had no record of my original request, even though I had received an e-mail response back then quoting the...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 20th May 2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By MikeP
I never got a gedcom from Family Tree Maker to...

I never got a gedcom from Family Tree Maker to upload - trying occasionally over a period of several years. I finally succeeded when I created a gedcom directly from ancestry.com and uploaded that.
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 18th May 2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,444
Posted By MikeP
Curious ... I requested two days before you and...

Curious ... I requested two days before you and still don't have a BAM file ... :(
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 16th May 2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By MikeP
It's a bit longer than a few weeks for a BAM...

It's a bit longer than a few weeks for a BAM file, I fear. I'm now approaching 7 weeks of waiting, although some people who requested their BAM file on the same day as I requested mine appear to...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 12th May 2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,444
Posted By MikeP
I'm guessing that they've come to another halt in...

I'm guessing that they've come to another halt in producing BAM files. Maybe they ran out of disk space? There's no lab / testing requirement, so the hold up needs to be something else.

I've...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 8th May 2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By MikeP
Maybe it's a typo on entering your results. Ask...

Maybe it's a typo on entering your results. Ask ftdna to verify.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 6th May 2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,396
Posted By MikeP
Matches, whether FF, Y, or Mt, are made based on...

Matches, whether FF, Y, or Mt, are made based on genetic similarity. Surname projects, in general, are not limited to people who have that surname. So in your first example, Jones will discover...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 6th May 2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,636
Posted By MikeP
I had problems for years uploading a gedcom...

I had problems for years uploading a gedcom created from Family Tree Maker. I never got it to work. However, I finally tried creating a gedcom directly from ancestry.com and that loaded.
Forum: Recreation Room 5th May 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,984
Posted By MikeP
Ethnic germans have migrated eastwards since...

Ethnic germans have migrated eastwards since before the Roman Empire. So having a Russian match could easily be from one of the migrations to Russia. In particular "Since 1762, Russia called in...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 3rd May 2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,814
Posted By MikeP
According to my origins my mother has 45% Western...

According to my origins my mother has 45% Western and Central European, 37% Scandinavian, and 17% British Isles. I have 47% Western and Central European, 19% Scandinavian, and 33% British Isles. ...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 3rd May 2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,735
Posted By MikeP
Not fixed ... :(

Not fixed ... :(
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 2nd May 2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,444
Posted By MikeP
Still waiting for a BAM file - requested 24 March...

Still waiting for a BAM file - requested 24 March ...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 26th April 2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,650
Posted By MikeP
Same boat

I'm J1c1 and also have no full sequence matches. Although curiously, when looking at match origins, ftdna lists one GD 2 match - which does not show when simply searching for matches. I also hope...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 26th April 2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By MikeP
Why not Family Finder?

The family finder test will show relationships on both mothers and fathers side back about 4-5 generations. Also it would be helpful if you could get FF for somebody on your mothers side. Then if...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 23rd April 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By MikeP
This has been a known issue for a very long time...

This has been a known issue for a very long time ...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 20th April 2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,444
Posted By MikeP
Also ordered on the 24th, but no luck yet ... :(

Also ordered on the 24th, but no luck yet ... :(
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 15th April 2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,444
Posted By MikeP
I also requested on the 24th. I suspect there...

I also requested on the 24th. I suspect there was a fair pulse of requests around that date as that's when info on how to request started getting around.

Yesterday represents 3 weeks. So we're...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 15th April 2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,926
Posted By MikeP
With Ftdna, all tests are from the same swab kit....

With Ftdna, all tests are from the same swab kit. They can usually run a number different tests from the same two sample vials. I've had Y67, full mtdna, FF, a couple of individual SNPs, a Z8...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 15th April 2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By MikeP
Also, FTDNA has had issues with Gedcom files. I...

Also, FTDNA has had issues with Gedcom files. I finally found a way to get my Gedcom loaded after about a year of off and on trying. Many people will give up long before that.

However, I have...
Forum: Recreation Room 30th March 2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By MikeP
And the answer to the second question is:

Cat-ass-trophy ... which is what this thread is :)
Forum: Announcements and New Features 25th March 2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 46,682
Posted By MikeP
It's under the download raw data button, not at...

It's under the download raw data button, not at the top level ... I've now requested one.
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