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Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 22nd April 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By KATM
I don't think Ancestry has, but I'm pretty sure...

I don't think Ancestry has, but I'm pretty sure Living DNA was the first to use a GSA chip (among the genetic genealogy DNA testing companies).
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 22nd April 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By KATM
Info on the chip change was posted on a couple of...

Info on the chip change was posted on a couple of blogs, after the FTDNA 13th International Genetic Genealogy in Houston last November. FTDNA is having its new chip customized, attempting to retain...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 20th April 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By KATM
I just posted in another thread about this. If by...

I just posted in another thread about this. If by what I've quoted from your post you meant transferring your Ancestry DNA file to FTDNA, that will work, of course. But if you want to get the most...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 20th April 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By KATM
For close matches like that, it will make no...

For close matches like that, it will make no difference if you have Family Finder results at FTDNA, or (instead) had uploaded your Ancestry DNA file. They would match you either way, the same way.
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Forum: Group Administrators - Advanced Chat 20th April 2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By KATM
Roberta Estes has posted today on her blog about...

Roberta Estes has posted today on her blog about "Common Sense and GDPR." (https://dna-explained.com/2018/04/20/common-sense-and-gdpr/) It is definitely worth reading. Under the heading "Location,"...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 20th April 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By KATM
one or two more things

DebbieH, you may be used to Ancestry.com's way of allowing two or more kits/accounts to be managed by one person. It is not done that way at FTDNA; each person tested has their own individual...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 20th April 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By KATM
Family Tree DNA offers three types of tests:...

Family Tree DNA offers three types of tests: autosomal ("Family Finder," which is like the Ancestry and 23andMe tests), mtDNA (mitochondrial), and Y-DNA.

You seem likely to be referring to...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 19th April 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,163
Posted By KATM
Wow! How fortuitous that you were there and...

Wow! How fortuitous that you were there and observant! Kudos to you.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 19th April 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By KATM
Matias, you have a good question about National...

Matias, you have a good question about National Geographic Geno 2 transfers to FTDNA. I know the current Geno 2 ("Next Generation") is processed by Helix, and thus cannot be transferred to FTDNA....
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 19th April 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,163
Posted By KATM
I can never understand that way of thinking. So...

I can never understand that way of thinking. So many people inherit things, or have the duty to clean out someone's home and possessions, and never think of asking the other relatives (relatives they...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th April 2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By KATM
Here's a good blog post by Roberta Estes that...

Here's a good blog post by Roberta Estes that addresses your question: "Haplogroup Comparisons Between Family Tree DNA and 23andMe"...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th April 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By KATM
Oops, I mistakenly thought that ElizabethG had...

Oops, I mistakenly thought that ElizabethG had tested with FTDNA already. She can also upload her Ancestry results to GEDmatch, but testing at FTDNA would be a good thing to do as well.

Testing...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 18th April 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By KATM
I have relatives in Greece. I write letters and...

I have relatives in Greece. I write letters and receive letters from a relative who I've never met, although I have met her mother once, on a visit there. This relative has been helpful in sending...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th April 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By KATM
I see that loobster posted much of what I was...

I see that loobster posted much of what I was typing up, but here are some links to use the tools for your granddaughter's kit, as well as yours or anyone else's:

FTDNA has a video on YouTube,...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th April 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By KATM
As a female, you do not have a Y chromosome from...

As a female, you do not have a Y chromosome from your biological father, so there is no further testing to do for you to help with his ancestry. Your mtDNA comes from your mother, so that will not...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 17th April 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By KATM
Very good advice, John McCoy, and I hope the...

Very good advice, John McCoy, and I hope the original poster, inteval, will take it to heart. Genealogy is a rewarding hobby, and what you learn can only enrich you and make you appreciate how you...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 17th April 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By KATM
Results may vary

As far as hiring a genealogist:

1. In 2016, I had a Swiss genealogical researcher find my father's maternal grandfather's parents' lines; $45/hour, and it ended up costing about $390 total,...
Forum: Recreation Room 16th April 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,008
Posted By KATM
Some interesting dream plots have been posted...

Some interesting dream plots have been posted here! Thanks to all for sharing.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 12th April 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By KATM
It is true that an autosomal test, such as...

It is true that an autosomal test, such as FTDNA's Family Finder, usually will only go back from 4 to 6 generations, or about 250 years or so (depending upon how long the generations were). But,...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 11th April 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By KATM
No harm in asking - you might be surprised. ...

No harm in asking - you might be surprised. Although, if in a sealed plastic baggie or similar, I've read that that is not the best for storage of DNA swabs.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 11th April 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By KATM
Most, if not all, of these changes are most...

Most, if not all, of these changes are most likely due to the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is coming into effect in May, and which will affect all the genetic genealogy...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 11th April 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By KATM
I would recommend autosomal tests for your...

I would recommend autosomal tests for your situation, which is the Family Finder test at FTDNA. Since the line(s) you're interested in are in neither the direct maternal or direct paternal lines,...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th April 2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By KATM
Have you checked with FTDNA regarding the cheek...

Have you checked with FTDNA regarding the cheek or throat swabs?
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th April 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By KATM
psinacio, as dna has posted, neither FTDNA nor...

psinacio, as dna has posted, neither FTDNA nor the other major companies will currently use samples other than cheek swabs (for FTDNA and MyHeritage) or saliva samples (such as Ancestry.com and...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 9th April 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,832
Posted By KATM
doshag, this is why most people involved in...

doshag, this is why most people involved in genetic genealogy advise not investing too much in the ethnicity predictions at any of the companies. Some say 23andMe has the best, others say Ancestry....
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