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Forum: Recreation Room 15th May 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By The_Contemplator
The guy was just trying to sound like what a...

The guy was just trying to sound like what a badly auto-spellchecked paper would sound like if read out loud without proofreading it first. Don't see the big deal about it. Was humorous in its...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 7th April 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,493
Posted By The_Contemplator
Hilarious. Others complained before your post in...

Hilarious. Others complained before your post in that same page and I didn't reply to them, let alone other threads. I gave information based on what I have seen or read, was not defending FTDNA's...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 4th April 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,493
Posted By The_Contemplator
They have always answered me within a few days at...

They have always answered me within a few days at most. Are you sure their emails aren't ending up in your Spam/Junk folder? You may be getting some of their emails like for matches but the replies...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 2nd April 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By The_Contemplator
It is possible that you could be more distantly...

It is possible that you could be more distantly related than you anticipate. If both have lineages going back to the same region, it is possible a common ancestor was from much earlier. As stated...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th March 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By The_Contemplator
Maybe using Notepad++ can help with part of that....

Maybe using Notepad++ can help with part of that. Do a search for it and install it on your laptop. It doesn't help give you options to add specific special/foreign characters, but it does work with...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 27th March 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By The_Contemplator
To add a bit more to what Mr. W (dna) said. Kit...

To add a bit more to what Mr. W (dna) said. Kit numbers are shown in projects only if you joined them. Project admins can see which name goes with which kit number. The public page of STR results...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 27th March 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By The_Contemplator
You may have one last SNP pack to reach the end,...

You may have one last SNP pack to reach the end, but it won't be a real end. It will only be the end of currently found SNPs. Then a few others take Big Y tests and new SNPs are discovered in your...
Forum: Group Administrators - New and Begining Admins 27th March 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By The_Contemplator
Maybe you were trying to add HTML code (for a...

Maybe you were trying to add HTML code (for a link) into the name of the subgroup? At one point it was allowed but I don't think it is anymore.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 20th March 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By The_Contemplator
I don't think anyone has answered your question...

I don't think anyone has answered your question to a degree that will make sense to someone new to this all like yourself. The way the test works is that the company tests certain groups of people...
Forum: Recreation Room 19th March 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,703
Posted By The_Contemplator
I think the confusion stems from using certain...

I think the confusion stems from using certain words that end up meaning something else to those replying back, on top of the fact different people are posting. It is part of dealing with different...
Forum: Recreation Room 18th March 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,703
Posted By The_Contemplator
Why would admitting that race (or ethnicity)...

Why would admitting that race (or ethnicity) exists automatically mean you have to ask which one is better? That is like saying now that we know there are other nations we HAVE to ask which one is...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 17th March 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By The_Contemplator
The simple answer is that people take these tests...

The simple answer is that people take these tests for different reasons. Some will want to fill up a family tree with names. Using these tests allows them to find others with common ancestors. Then...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 17th March 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By The_Contemplator
I guess you missed that part of my earlier post...

I guess you missed that part of my earlier post where I told you they were different. At any rate, the Big Y won't help triangulate your bio-father. The matches (if any) in Big Y would include much...
Forum: Recreation Room 17th March 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By The_Contemplator
The usual times when Y-DNA tests (usually Y37...

The usual times when Y-DNA tests (usually Y37 through Y111 and Big Y) are on sale are on the following sales.


DNA Day Sale (the days leading up to April 25)
Father's Day Sale (a week or more...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 14th March 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By The_Contemplator
You shouldn't have to ask for the VCF. It is...

You shouldn't have to ask for the VCF. It is automatically generated. Maybe not available on day one but shortly there after it will be. You need to contact the kit manager to get a copy of it as an...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th March 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By The_Contemplator
If you don't have an FTDNA for her, go to FTDNA...

If you don't have an FTDNA for her, go to FTDNA (log off it of course). Go to Tests > Autosomal Transfers. There you can make an account for her transfer. If you have already tested her for mtDNA or...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 10th March 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By The_Contemplator
Perhaps whoever was discussing meant, that the...

Perhaps whoever was discussing meant, that the Big Y results won't be changed because the single SNP test is a separate thing. Like if a person takes a Big Y and a SNP Pack, the SNP pack results...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th March 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By The_Contemplator
If the donor is distantly related to your mom,...

If the donor is distantly related to your mom, then some matches could come from both sides of your tree. You could upload your mother's MyHeritage raw data to FTDNA without the need for her to take...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 8th March 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By The_Contemplator
Your thread title says "Took the Big-Y111", but...

Your thread title says "Took the Big-Y111", but from everything you have said it looks like you are confused. The Y111 is not the same as the Big Y. They are two different tests that look at...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 5th March 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By The_Contemplator
I see, well whatever haplogroup you are right now...

I see, well whatever haplogroup you are right now would also be the same for multiple generations before you given that it isn't remotely recent. Singling out a specific ancestor just confused me so...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 5th March 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By The_Contemplator
What do you mean by your 2x great grandparent...

What do you mean by your 2x great grandparent clade? Does this mean you know of a paternal 3rd cousin who tested positive for CTS5856?



I looked for E-CTS5856 over at YFull and the estimated...
Forum: Group Administrators - New and Begining Admins 4th March 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By The_Contemplator
Emails sent to project admins (not general...

Emails sent to project admins (not general customers) that are not related to new members, new matches for members, new orders, etc. is so far just one for 2018. I'll list the ones I have in my inbox...
Forum: Group Administrators - New and Begining Admins 3rd March 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By The_Contemplator
No, that is not what they meant. When you get an...

No, that is not what they meant. When you get an email from FTDNA, at the bottom you can find an Unsubscribe link. If you click on that, it can affect all future emails you could get from FTDNA. This...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 3rd March 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By The_Contemplator
You could also wait for the next sale. Which will...

You could also wait for the next sale. Which will likely be in the days leading up to DNA Day (April 25). That way you get a better discount.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 3rd March 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By The_Contemplator
When typing your credit card number, don't add...

When typing your credit card number, don't add spaces or hyphens. Just the numbers. If FTDNA does not accept it then perhaps you are using a card they do not support. You will have to contact FTDNA....
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