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Forum: DNA Success Stories 28th March 2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,364
Posted By Earl Davis
So pleased for you. Well done!

So pleased for you. Well done!
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 30th October 2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,785
Posted By Earl Davis
The Japanese population is now shrinking at the...

The Japanese population is now shrinking at the rate of about 1,000 people every day.

On the subject of your wider question one of my favourite blogs on this topic is at..
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Forum: Recreation Room 5th October 2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,448
Posted By Earl Davis
I must apologise to the forums for posting a...

I must apologise to the forums for posting a figure without a citation. I have been looking for the study in question for the last half hour without success. If I find it in the coming days I will...
Forum: Recreation Room 5th October 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,448
Posted By Earl Davis
The study I read broke it down by subclade and...

The study I read broke it down by subclade and included U152, U106, L21, some Z196 subclades and others. If you added the Z196 subclades to the P312* group the number was pretty high. Of course the...
Forum: Recreation Room 5th October 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,448
Posted By Earl Davis
I think that over 25% of the Irish may be DF27+....

I think that over 25% of the Irish may be DF27+. The reason its not be proven yet is that most studies only tested them for more recent subclades of DF27 that were well known in Iberia.

Earl.
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Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd August 2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,033
Posted By Earl Davis
Leeb if you goggle the term 'occurrence of...

Leeb if you goggle the term

'occurrence of DF27'

you may find helpful into.

Earl.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 21st August 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By Earl Davis
Thanks. I had missed that thread. Earl.

Thanks. I had missed that thread.

Earl.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 21st August 2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By Earl Davis
Felix Immanual has a lot of experience in this...

Felix Immanual has a lot of experience in this and may be able to help.

See

http://www.y-str.org/
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 14th August 2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,729
Posted By Earl Davis
BigY+

Speculative question -I have head noting but...

Has anyone heard any rumours that FTDNA is considering or even developing a BigY+ type product that would sequence the regions of Y chromsome that...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 15th July 2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,306
Posted By Earl Davis
It's possible they would not match but unlikely....

It's possible they would not match but unlikely. Have you tried comparing on Gedmatch. They could for example share a 10cM segment but be under 20cM in total so not picked up my the FTDNA matching...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 15th July 2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,446
Posted By Earl Davis
For FF I like the ADSA tool at ...

For FF I like the ADSA tool at

http://dnagedcom.com/adsa/Index.php

Sadly it's not working right now.

Earl.
Forum: Group Administrators - Advanced Chat 10th July 2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,529
Posted By Earl Davis
I am not sure if anyone has got there quite yet...

I am not sure if anyone has got there quite yet but I was interested this week to see the latest progress being made by the Frankin and McFarland groups in the DF63 project. Here we can see sub...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 29th June 2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,333
Posted By Earl Davis
To be confirmed for an SNP a person needs to have...

To be confirmed for an SNP a person needs to have actually taken that particular SNP test.

In this case on of you has taken a U106 test and the other has taken the Z160 test. Z160 is a descendant...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 24th June 2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,492
Posted By Earl Davis
We this was originally supposed to be a good news...

We this was originally supposed to be a good news post but I notice that none of the FTDNA stats have been updated since my original message 18 days ago.

Earl.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 20th June 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By Earl Davis
So in summary we seem to have gone from a...

So in summary we seem to have gone from a situation where hundreds of tests were being developed for a small to non existent audience to a situation where almost no new tests will get developed at...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 20th June 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By Earl Davis
FTDNA had a problem. In it's first year...

FTDNA had a problem.

In it's first year alone BigY discovered thousands of new snips. In years to come that may turn out to be millions of new snips. It takes time and money to develop individual...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 20th June 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 33,406
Posted By Earl Davis
Everyone's circumstances are different and it...

Everyone's circumstances are different and it depends on what the tester wants to know but I do worry a little about the volume of testers that are buying expensive STR tests when all they might want...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th June 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,812
Posted By Earl Davis
I am not sure what the latest thinking is with...

I am not sure what the latest thinking is with the Basques and DF27 but it used to be the case that M153 a subclade of DF27 was considered the Basque marker. Of course with the wave of next...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th June 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,812
Posted By Earl Davis
Thanks Armando. The Z196+ Z195- result if correct...

Thanks Armando. The Z196+ Z195- result if correct is interesting.

Earl.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 10th June 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,608
Posted By Earl Davis
That's interesting Ann, both in terms of your...

That's interesting Ann, both in terms of your experiment and the alleged 20 cM threshold.

If they could accommodate the v4 chip somehow it would help grow the database so everyone wins. I finally...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 10th June 2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,492
Posted By Earl Davis
https://www.familytreedna.com/why-ftdna.aspx

https://www.familytreedna.com/why-ftdna.aspx
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 7th June 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By Earl Davis
Hi Dan. You have purchased an STR test....

Hi Dan.

You have purchased an STR test. Haplogroups are based on SNP tests. Often it is possible to predict a hapolgroup from the type of test you purchased if your STR results match well known...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 6th June 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,492
Posted By Earl Davis
Two pending FTDNA milestones

As of right now FTDNA needs just 256 more orders to reach 200,000 mtDNA orders and just 265 more orders to reach 100,000 Y67 orders.

Earl.
Forum: Adoptees Forum 1st June 2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,236
Posted By Earl Davis
Mark if you are on facebook try entering the...

Mark if you are on facebook try entering the email into the facebook person search box. If they are registered on facebook under that email then facebook will resolve their email address to their...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 15th May 2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,220
Posted By Earl Davis
It depends on how well tested your group is. ...

It depends on how well tested your group is.

Here is a group that shows early promise. You will notice at the bottom they have stared to be able in some cases to draw some early geographical...
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