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Forum: mtDNA - Haplogroup & Origins Basics 16th July 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By spruithean
Welcome to the forums! This is quite...

Welcome to the forums!

This is quite interesting, the website Eupedia doesn't have much information on mtDNA haplogroup U2e3, however there is a snippet of information for U2e3a, which has a...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 16th July 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,936
Posted By spruithean
Is your haplogroup confirmed through any backbone...

Is your haplogroup confirmed through any backbone SNP testing?
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 15th July 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By spruithean
I believe the 7th chief of Clan Buchanan was...

I believe the 7th chief of Clan Buchanan was Anselan MacCausland, perhaps some branches of Buchanan's took the name MacCausland instead of Buchanan.

I am envious of the Buchanan's DNA results to...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 15th July 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By spruithean
There are no geographical coordinates at each...

There are no geographical coordinates at each "mutation" on the Y-chromosome.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 14th July 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By spruithean
Because ones position on the family tree (2nd...

Because ones position on the family tree (2nd cousin, 5th cousin, etc) does not always mean your Y-DNA results will be the exact same haplotype (not to be confused with haplogroup). I have a 3rd...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 13th July 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By spruithean
What specifically do you mean in regards to...

What specifically do you mean in regards to Y-ancestry?
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 13th July 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By spruithean
I personally do not pay attention to 12 and 25...

I personally do not pay attention to 12 and 25 marker matches. It's just too few STRs to really feel confident about.

It is also worth noting that even at the higher marker counts (37,67,111) you...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 13th July 2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By spruithean
What are your privacy settings like on your FTDNA...

What are your privacy settings like on your FTDNA profile?
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 13th July 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By spruithean
The shared centiMorgans between a parent and...

The shared centiMorgans between a parent and child is usually within range of 3400.00 cM.

ISOGG has a good page (https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_statistics) on autosomal inheritance and the...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 11th July 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By spruithean
I also have a fairly large amount of pedigree...

I also have a fairly large amount of pedigree collapse and I am too "afraid" to try to deal with it on FTDNA's family tree tool. I would prefer to keep using my personal genealogy program to keep the...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 9th July 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By spruithean
Precisely, I think there are a number of family...

Precisely, I think there are a number of family projects that have established various branches of their respective family based on STR variations and private terminal SNPs. It is really quite...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 9th July 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By spruithean
I doubt it is a sign of anything surprising. I...

I doubt it is a sign of anything surprising. I have a GD of 2 with a 3rd cousin 3 times removed. Mutations are random and there can even be back mutations in a few generations.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 6th July 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By spruithean
The rate is 0.004444 according to Heinila's work...

The rate is 0.004444 according to Heinila's work and 0.003878 according to McDonald's work.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 6th July 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By spruithean
Agreed! It is far more reliable to use a...

Agreed!

It is far more reliable to use a genealogy program on your own computer and not through FTDNA's family tree tool. For various reasons such as: security and various tools that come with...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 2nd July 2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By spruithean
7-10 weeks if all goes well and there are no...

7-10 weeks if all goes well and there are no hiccups.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 29th June 2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By spruithean
Surnames were pretty fluid in the past and...

Surnames were pretty fluid in the past and subject to different spellings depending on the person writing the name. I know for my own family even in the past 4 generations the surname has been...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 21st June 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By spruithean
In the skeleton tree I have built on FTDNA I have...

In the skeleton tree I have built on FTDNA I have linked a few relatives. What it seems to allow is putting people in your list of "Linked Relationships" in the Chromosome browser.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 18th June 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By spruithean
.... sigh So since you haven't received a...

.... sigh

So since you haven't received a response as quickly as you'd like you resort to this sort of response?
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 18th June 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By spruithean
No, it does not work 24 hours. As already stated...

No, it does not work 24 hours. As already stated their hours are fairly typical:

Monday - Thursday 9AM - 4:30 PM CT
Friday 9 AM - 1 PM CT
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 18th June 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By spruithean
Was the line busy? Perhaps many more people are...

Was the line busy? Perhaps many more people are in need of customer service as well?
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 17th June 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By spruithean
The various nations of Western Europe (including...

The various nations of Western Europe (including the British Isles) all saw migrations of Celtic-speaking and Germanic-speaking people as well as other groups.

Your DNA simply matched well with...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 17th June 2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By spruithean
I am wondering the same thing!

I am wondering the same thing!
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 16th June 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By spruithean
Log-in and go to your dashboard page of your...

Log-in and go to your dashboard page of your myFTDNA and click the blue Upgrade button, from there at the bottom left of that page there is an Advanced Tests link.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 16th June 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By spruithean
I believe the hours posted in this thread still...

I believe the hours posted in this thread still apply.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 16th June 2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By spruithean
I don't think so, this is what FTDNA posts as...

I don't think so, this is what FTDNA posts as their "Phone Support" hours on their website:

Monday - Thursday 9AM - 4:30 PM CT
Friday 9 AM - 1 PM CT
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