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Forum: Announcements and New Features 13th July 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By prairielad
Click on following link (FTDNA contact us link) ...

Click on following link (FTDNA contact us link)
In the support section choose Open a Request
Enter your info regarding kit and in the Category section, select "Transfer or Raw Data Questions"
...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 13th July 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By prairielad
click on kit number in drop down menu (right...

click on kit number in drop down menu (right click and hold) to highlight it and then hit the delete key

or start typing kit number and use arrow down button to highlight number in dropdown menu...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 12th July 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By prairielad
Look at joining your surname project, if there is...

Look at joining your surname project, if there is one, and the appropriate haplogroup project. Those admins can best advise you based on your existing str testing and how you fit into their groups....
Forum: Family Finder Basics 11th July 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By prairielad
If your file is v5 (tested after July 2017), then...

If your file is v5 (tested after July 2017), then as mentioned, you can not transfer to FTDNA due to incompatibility.

There is not enough overlap between the tested SNPs in V5 file to compare to...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th July 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By prairielad
This means that if say gedmatch template includes...

This means that if say gedmatch template includes a specific SNP which is say tested in the Ancestry Raw Data but not FTDNA Raw Data, your file (FTDNA Raw Data upload) at Gedmatch, for that SNP will...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 8th July 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By prairielad
My father and his paternal 1st cousin are a GD of...

My father and his paternal 1st cousin are a GD of 4 at the 37 marker level. My father and his brother are a GD of 1 (my uncle to same cousin a GD of 3). All three as well as another match ( all...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 4th July 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By prairielad
We all have 46 single chromosomes, 23 pair ...

We all have 46 single chromosomes, 23 pair

We get 23 single chromosomes from ours mother's, each single chromosome is a random mixture of each of her pairs.

Same applies to the 23 single...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 1st July 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By prairielad
colinwaye A few GAP FAQ's ...

colinwaye

A few GAP FAQ's
https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/group-administration/reference/

For starting a project
*Note - currently seems to be disabled with following message
"Thank you...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 1st July 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By prairielad
http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=4...

http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=43590
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 1st July 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By prairielad
If referring to an exact mtdna match, then cM is...

If referring to an exact mtdna match, then cM is not used. An exact mtdna match would be shown a 0 GD (Genetic Distance).
MTDNA is not part of the chromosomal DNA. It is a seperate source of DNA...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 28th June 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By prairielad
Above is listing both of the chromosome pairs...

Above is listing both of the chromosome pairs values.
Allele 1 is one chromosome's value, Allele 2 is the other of the pairs value.
Each single chromosome postion is only give one value as it is a...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 28th June 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By prairielad
You can also add her name to your tree at...

You can also add her name to your tree at Familytreedna and then link her dna profile to it. This will identify your shared matches with the maternal icon on your main match list. All remaining are...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 25th June 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By prairielad
Is any kit a transfer kit to ftdna or are both...

Is any kit a transfer kit to ftdna or are both tested at Ftdna?

Are both kits on gedmatch ftdna kits?
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 25th June 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By prairielad
What is the longest segments size? FTDNA has...

What is the longest segments size?

FTDNA has a set criteria to be deemed a match.
One must share at least 20cM in total shared DNA.
This total also needs to have at least one longest segment of...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 19th June 2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By prairielad
You are not uploading raw data file but using...

You are not uploading raw data file but using your browser to convert file. File never leaves your computer.

It is a script that runs in the browser

That is my understanding..you can verify...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 19th June 2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By prairielad
Which version is your 23andme? Ftdna will only...

Which version is your 23andme? Ftdna will only process v3 and v4 23andme kits. If tested as August 2017 it will be V5 which will not process.

As for ancestry, if you tested after May 2016 you...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 18th June 2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By prairielad
Don't use the excel download use csv download. ...

Don't use the excel download use csv download. Excel download is an xml file format.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Advanced 14th June 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By prairielad
Are you referring to STR Genetic Distance numbers...

Are you referring to STR Genetic Distance numbers or Haplogroup?
one has no bearing on the other
STRs are Short Tandem Repeats in the yDNA (repeats of small segments of DNA)
Haplogroups and...
Forum: The Genographic Project 12th June 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,877
Posted By prairielad
Gene 2.0 only tests "~4000 positions on the mtDNA...

Gene 2.0 only tests "~4000 positions on the mtDNA genome[7]"
https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_testing_comparison_chart

Where as mtDNA Full Sequence tests over 16000 positions of the mtDNA...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 10th June 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By prairielad
Matching is based on set criteria. Here at...

Matching is based on set criteria.
Here at FTDNA to be declared a match one must have a longest segment of at least 7cM/500SNPs and share at least 20cM in total DNA.
Failing to meet that criteria,...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 7th June 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By prairielad
We have two of each chromosome. One from mother...

We have two of each chromosome. One from mother one from father. Browser merges the two into one due to fact they can not tell you which is which.
Some overlapping matches maybe on your maternal...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 5th June 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By prairielad
Unclear on above statement Your mother, for...

Unclear on above statement

Your mother, for her maternal X, will have a random mixture of her mothers maternal and paternal X's. Her maternal X will contain XDNA from both her maternal...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 1st June 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By prairielad
FTDNA stores samples for something like 25 years....

FTDNA stores samples for something like 25 years.
If one has access and permission of test taker, any kit can be upgraded by clicking on the upgrade button (providing sample is still viable for...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 1st June 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By prairielad
As of August 2017, 23andme changed their testing...

As of August 2017, 23andme changed their testing chip with one that is incompatible with FamilytreeDNA. It is termed 23andmeV5 or GSA chip.
If you tested with since this date, your 23andme Raw Data...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 29th May 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By prairielad
FTDNA does not accept, so then one will have to...

FTDNA does not accept, so then one will have to forgo usage of the FTDNA database, there is always Gedmatch.....

I imagine if FTDNA starts noticing imputed/altered tests, they will discontinue...
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