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Forum: Adoptees Forum 19th August 2018, 08:49 PM
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Posted By travers
Hopefully when she gets her Ancestry results it...

Hopefully when she gets her Ancestry results it will lead to more close matches. Yes, that is typical not everyone will be able (or willing) to help but in those cases you will have to do your best...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 19th August 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By travers
Maybe you are not seeing all your matches at the...

Maybe you are not seeing all your matches at the threshold you want because they have a 2000 match limit. So if you are over that then you will only see your closest 2000 matches on the One to Many...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 19th August 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By travers
As far as I know the only thing that was affected...

As far as I know the only thing that was affected by the new privacy laws at Gedmatch was removing living people from the Gedcoms. So I am not sure what you mean by living people being removed from...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th August 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By travers
Family Tree DNA didn't start giving ethnicity...

Family Tree DNA didn't start giving ethnicity breakdowns until 2010 when Family Finder began. So where did you get these results back in 2004?
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 11th August 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By travers
I know you said you are logged into his kit but...

I know you said you are logged into his kit but are you really truly logged into his kit or accessing his kit as an administrator through GAP? Because the same thing happens to me even if I try...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 5th August 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By travers
It would be hard to say if this is the father's...

It would be hard to say if this is the father's surname or not. BUT, I would definitely keep that surname in mind when using the data from the autosomal matches. Hopefully your friend gets more...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 5th August 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By travers
That would be 4th cousins once removed, agree...

That would be 4th cousins once removed, agree with everything else written.

wvcountrygirl01 you might know cousin relationships better than me but I use an online cousin calculator here:...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 5th August 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By travers
That's a good question, but yes you share DNA so...

That's a good question, but yes you share DNA so you are related but if it is through the ancestor you think it is or through another ancestor it would be difficult to determine at this point. You...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 2nd August 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By travers
At the level of DNA shared here (58%) your...

At the level of DNA shared here (58%) your scenario would be incest. I doubt very much that is the case here.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 2nd August 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By travers
There is too much DNA shared between the two kits...

There is too much DNA shared between the two kits to share the same mother and be fathered by brothers unless the brothers were identical twins. You mention there is another sister who is in the...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 29th July 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By travers
Yes it would be worth checking out, just keep in...

Yes it would be worth checking out, just keep in mind you will need to convert some of the Ancestry markers. See:
http://dgmweb.net/DNA/General/ADNA_FTDNA.html
Forum: Group Administrators - New and Begining Admins 29th July 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By travers
There is also a good 3rd party grouping app that...

There is also a good 3rd party grouping app that was created here:
http://www.ydnagroupingapp.com/

Also in GAP you can use the "Y-DNA Genetic Distance" tool although it is a little cumbersome to...
Forum: Group Administrators - New and Begining Admins 28th July 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By travers
I think as Jim said it is done automatically...

I think as Jim said it is done automatically within the subgroups you create and I believe the min, max and mode only show in the "Y-DNA Colorized Chart" (not the Classic Chart). Most projects...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By travers
Trying to find a 3rd great grandfather through...

Trying to find a 3rd great grandfather through autosomal DNA testing will be extremely difficult. Now perhaps she will be lucky and this man comes from a large lineage where many have DNA tested or...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd July 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By travers
Do your parents share any DNA to each other on...

Do your parents share any DNA to each other on the X Chromosome above 10 cM? Remember if you are a female you have 2 X Chromosomes one from your mother and one from your father. Just because your...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 11th July 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By travers
I've had the DNArboretum tool since it came out,...

I've had the DNArboretum tool since it came out, it works for me at FTDNA.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 6th July 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By travers
You might be able to do this with 3rd party...

You might be able to do this with 3rd party software, although it might take a little work and I've never tried this.

First you would convert your myFamilyTree to Ahnentafel format with this...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 18th June 2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By travers
You have made many similar posts in the past...

You have made many similar posts in the past about FTDNA's customer service. I assume they have answered all your other answers in time. They do not work 24 hours. you are not their only customer...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th June 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By travers
Yes but this way he can still get the sales...

Yes but this way he can still get the sales price. Almost everybody would disagree with your viewpoints on 1 cM matches and they won't come into play anyways in this case of looking for a...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th June 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By travers
If you really want Family Finder order it to a...

If you really want Family Finder order it to a new account, then it might be easier later when you get results to ask customer service to delete the transfer from the 1st account and then combine the...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 16th June 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By travers
You can only have one autosomal test per person...

You can only have one autosomal test per person per account here at FTDNA. So you have to chose, so if you uploaded Ancestry it will not allow you to upload 23andme and there is no reason to do so...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th June 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By travers
If you are on a limited budget I would just stay...

If you are on a limited budget I would just stay with the transfer and not do Family Finder. Yes, you are missing out on the smaller matches but the smaller matches are harder to work with anyways...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th June 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By travers
Click on "Products" at the top of the page. You...

Click on "Products" at the top of the page. You will find both tests referenced by Emona under "Mother's Line".
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 26th May 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By travers
What kind of information are you looking for in...

What kind of information are you looking for in projects? Most group the data based on who matches who. That in itself is the purpose of most projects to see what lineages match which and just...
Forum: Group Administrators - Advanced Chat 25th May 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By travers
Wow that's impressive. A lot of work up front...

Wow that's impressive. A lot of work up front but sounds like you have a very good system in place.
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