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Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 3rd May 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By mattn
It could be the chip change, but just make sure...

It could be the chip change, but just make sure her matching preferences in her FTDNA account is set to "All Levels". The matching preferences can be found in the "Privacy & Sharing" tab after you...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 30th April 2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By mattn
Tell them the name of the person you are...

Tell them the name of the person you are matching, maybe that's what she means. I have many kits too all under one email address and most people give a generic "Hi, I am matching you..." and never...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 25th April 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By mattn
As far as I know there is currently no way to do...

As far as I know there is currently no way to do what you are attempting to do on the FTDNA website. What you would need to do is get a gedcom program for your computer or build your tree on a site...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 25th April 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By mattn
Ok thanks. If that is all that is shared on the...

Ok thanks. If that is all that is shared on the X it is irrelevant and shouldn't be used for determining how your family is related to this person. So obviously the first cousin 2x removed most...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 25th April 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By mattn
Instead of showing us a chart of how everybody...

Instead of showing us a chart of how everybody relates to your known first cousin 2x removed you should have done the opposite on how much DNA everybody shares to the unknown cousin.
Forum: X-DNA Basics 25th April 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By mattn
How much DNA is shared on the X?

How much DNA is shared on the X?
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 22nd April 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By mattn
It is common knowledge in genetic genealogy that...

It is common knowledge in genetic genealogy that a large amount of total shared DNA with many small segments are often times indicative of endogamy. It is by no means a "leap" as you say and I said...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 22nd April 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By mattn
Shared centimorgans is how much total DNA is...

Shared centimorgans is how much total DNA is shared between you and your match, these are usually made up of many individual segments/blocks of shared DNA. Longest block is the longest individual...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 22nd April 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By mattn
Are you male or female? Did you have any close...

Are you male or female? Did you have any close DNA matches at My Heritage or here with Family Finder?
Forum: Group Administrators - New and Begining Admins 20th April 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By mattn
Looks like you have made a thread on this before....

Looks like you have made a thread on this before. You received replies including from myself, did you try this?

http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=41504&highlight=full
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 12th April 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By mattn
Thumbs down Privacy Concern

Please check your privacy settings, especially those that relate to Family Finder matching. If you had your settings or manage a kit for somebody who doesn't wish to be seen by close or immediate...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 19th January 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By mattn
The shared DNA isn't that much to be very...

The shared DNA isn't that much to be very significant (and no the flood in Houston had no effect on FTDNA's results). The bottom line is that B is not a first cousin to the others. I don't think...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th January 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By mattn
I believe you mean the problem would be with B,...

I believe you mean the problem would be with B, and it might not be with B necessarily (but it could) but the other possibility is that father B was adopted but maybe more likely B's father isn't who...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 6th January 2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,875
Posted By mattn
I'm confused. Shouldn't the STR results already...

I'm confused. Shouldn't the STR results already given you this information?
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 7th November 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By mattn
Sounds like everything is fine as Gedmatch only...

Sounds like everything is fine as Gedmatch only uses autosomal DNA not Y-DNA, so you can't upload your Y-DNA results to Gedmatch. You probably know this but you can transfer your Ancestry DNA...
Forum: X-DNA Basics 7th November 2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By mattn
No, FTDNA just reports any X match down to 1 cM...

No, FTDNA just reports any X match down to 1 cM but that doesn't mean there is any significance to it. Like an autosomal match most segments on the X below 7 cM aren't real and many experts say to...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 7th November 2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,437
Posted By mattn
Since you are a member of Haplogroup G you should...

Since you are a member of Haplogroup G you should join the Haplogroup G project and the project administrator can help you.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 29th September 2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By mattn
You should just apply to start your own Family...

You should just apply to start your own Family Finder project. You would be the administrator and then you simply add all the kits you manage to the project. That way you would just have one login...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 24th September 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By mattn
Gedmatch seems to be working fine. What does ETA...

Gedmatch seems to be working fine. What does ETA mean?
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 23rd September 2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By mattn
FTDNA was affected by hurricane Harvey not Irma. ...

FTDNA was affected by hurricane Harvey not Irma. What you are experiencing has nothing to do with the weather. If the password reset isn't working for you your only option is to try customer...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd September 2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By mattn
There are different possibilities but most likely...

There are different possibilities but most likely a first cousin once removed or 1/2 first cousin to your mom. Use the in common feature between your mother and this match to try to narrow down...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 26th August 2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By mattn
DYS587 is another marker they don't adjust for...

DYS587 is another marker they don't adjust for null values. I have a project member who only shows as a match to his lineage up to 67 markers because of this. He doesn't show as a match at the 111...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 15th August 2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By mattn
Then see if your Aunt has a 1st cousin or close...

Then see if your Aunt has a 1st cousin or close relative from her mother's side that will test. If you are related to the mother's side relative than she is proven as your Aunt.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 15th August 2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By mattn
Why would you think she is your half sibling? ...

Why would you think she is your half sibling? What is your age difference and who do you think the parent you share is? Would you share a mother or father? Seems far fetched to me, I would say she...
Forum: Group Administrators - Advanced Chat 12th August 2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,817
Posted By mattn
If you get out of GAP and just go to your project...

If you get out of GAP and just go to your project results page there should be 2 options to view the results either "Classic Chart" or "Colorized Chart" to view what you are seeking just view the...
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