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Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 18th August 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By KATM
Yes, the U.S. Postal Service has a different...

Yes, the U.S. Postal Service has a different definition for "parcel." From https://pe.usps.com/businessmail101?ViewName=Parcels :

I suppose FTDNA doesn't use the correct terminology for other...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 17th August 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,160
Posted By KATM
susieqk - see my answer in this thread today: ...

susieqk - see my answer in this thread today:
http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=43699

Basically, open a text program and use that to open the file. Then you should be able to save...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 17th August 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By KATM
I did a search on the forums, as it's been too...

I did a search on the forums, as it's been too long for me to recall how I did it.
See http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=34079 for the answer by efgen.

I seem to have saved mine...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th August 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By KATM
rgknight7: After FTDNA introduced their...

rgknight7:
After FTDNA introduced their Population Finder (2010 as travers noted), they later introduced myOrigins in about May 2014...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 15th August 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By KATM
The DNA Geek blog has a chart at...

The DNA Geek blog has a chart at http://thednageek.com/genealogical-dna-testing-around-the-globe/, showing which companies ship to which countries (as of May 2017). It does not show the legality of...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 14th August 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By KATM
I may be dreaming, but I remember that FTDNA...

I may be dreaming, but I remember that FTDNA changed the policy, and this is now possible. I could have sworn that this was covered in a blog post, or a post elsewhere in the FTDNA forums when it was...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 11th August 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By KATM
Thanks Travers! That was it. I had forgotten that...

Thanks Travers! That was it. I had forgotten that I'd logged in to his kit using GAP, coming back to it later. His setting for the family project that I administer is set to Advanced (formerly Full...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 11th August 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By KATM
Anyone else getting an error message for Activity Feed?

My father's account is in several projects. When logged in to his account, it shows 5 notifications from the various projects for their Activity Feed messages. Selecting any of the project...
Forum: mtDNA - Advanced Topics 11th August 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By KATM
The short answer for why the percentages are...

The short answer for why the percentages are higher for nearby countries is that mtDNA haplogroups can go very very far back in time. You may share the same haplogroup with your matches, but in the...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 10th August 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By KATM
I don't know if you have checked your Ancestral...

I don't know if you have checked your Ancestral Origins page to find where your matches are from. But, your matches, like you, have the option of entering a location for their Most Distant Known...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 10th August 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By KATM
As I posted above: So, the list of...

As I posted above:


So, the list of matches you see in Family Finder is equivalent to the "One to Many" list of matches at GEDmatch.com. "YOU" are the "One," and your Family Finder Matches list...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 10th August 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By KATM
When you say you now have two accounts, do you...

When you say you now have two accounts, do you mean you have two different kit numbers and have to log in separately to see either your Family Finder or your Y-DNA results? If so, you need to contact...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 5th August 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
CI?
Views: 174
Posted By KATM
No, to my knowledge the option to select various...

No, to my knowledge the option to select various "confidence levels" is unique to 23andMe. It's best to go with the highest confidence level (90%) at 23andMe, anyway; they don't call the lowest level...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 2nd August 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By KATM
Roberta Estes has addressed this question in her...

Roberta Estes has addressed this question in her blog post "Testing Strategy Should I Test at Ancestry and Transfer to Family Tree DNA?"...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 29th July 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By KATM
I do like the way you put that! Very evocative. ...

I do like the way you put that! Very evocative.

The rest of your post was good advice, too.
Forum: Recreation Room 28th July 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By KATM
Thanks. And thanks for bringing it back on topic!...

Thanks. And thanks for bringing it back on topic! :)

The End (I hope)
Forum: DNA Success Stories 27th July 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By KATM
Good work! Glad you solved your mystery.

Good work! Glad you solved your mystery.
Forum: Family Finder Basics 26th July 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By KATM
Yes, because your first cousin only inherited 50%...

Yes, because your first cousin only inherited 50% of his DNA from his parent that's related on your paternal side. If he had or has any siblings, they would inherit 50% from the same parent, but a...
Forum: Recreation Room 25th July 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By KATM
Yes, it was pointed out to the original poster in...

Yes, it was pointed out to the original poster in the other forum that it was a bad idea, so you are not alone.
Forum: Recreation Room 25th July 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By KATM
Thanks to all for their input. Recently I...

Thanks to all for their input.

Recently I saw a thread in another forum where someone was looking for an icon to use in a family tree, to show a line that had, as they put it, "dead-ended." One...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By KATM
travers makes a good point; it will be very hard...

travers makes a good point; it will be very hard to find a match related to the 3rd great-grandfather. I tried to qualify for that situation with my statement in my first post, "I assume traditional...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By KATM
Edited to add: I agree with Jack about testing at...

Edited to add: I agree with Jack about testing at FTDNA.

So her 3rd g-grandfather (father of her 2nd g-grandfather) is not in the direct male ancestor lineage. He's either her mother's ancestor,...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 21st July 2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By KATM
See the "Y-DNA Standard Y-STR Values Page"...

See the "Y-DNA Standard Y-STR Values Page" (https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/user-guide/y-dna-myftdna/y-str-results-page/) in the FTDNA Learning Center. It describes the various special...
Forum: mtDNA - Haplogroup & Origins Basics 20th July 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By KATM
The locations shown for your mtDNA matches,...

The locations shown for your mtDNA matches, Ancestral Origins, or for Haplogroup Origins are based on what has been entered by your matches. In other words, your matches have entered into the notes...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 20th July 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By KATM
You might want to check your account settings,...

You might want to check your account settings, under "Privacy & Sharing." Make sure your matching preferences are set to the level you want, such as "All Levels" or "Distant, Close & Immediate." If...
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