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Forum: myOrigins Basics 17th December 2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By KATM
Well, so it goes with ethnicity predictions. ...

Well, so it goes with ethnicity predictions.

We can try different tools at GEDmatch, we can test at other companies, until we get something that approximates what we know of our ancestry....
Forum: myOrigins Basics 17th December 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By KATM
A search in the FTDNA Learning Center (link at...

A search in the FTDNA Learning Center (link at top of these pages) for "myOrigins" has among the results the page "Population Clusters in myOrigins."...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 16th December 2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By KATM
Do the mtDNA Full Sequence matches who show their...

Do the mtDNA Full Sequence matches who show their most distant known ancestor (MDKA) as being from Spain show up on your Matches Map page? The Matches Maps page displays the geographic locations for...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 16th December 2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By KATM
You're welcome. Something I should have added:...

You're welcome. Something I should have added: with the ethnicity matching, you won't see your matches' full list of ethnicities in the "Shared Origins" feature of myOrigins, only those that they...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 15th December 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By KATM
First, if you mean that you are seeing Spanish in...

First, if you mean that you are seeing Spanish in the FTDNA forums, scroll all the way down the page, and you should see a drop menu with language choices. Choose the one you want. Sometimes this...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 15th December 2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By KATM
"DNA for Dummies" book

RNusser, the book "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy," (https://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2016/10/14/announcing-the-family-tree-guide-to-dna-testing-and-genetic-genealogy/)...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 14th December 2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By KATM
Bepunkt, according to the Eupedia page for mtDNA...

Bepunkt, according to the Eupedia page for mtDNA haplogroup K (https://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplogroup_K_mtDNA.shtml), subclade K1a13 is not shown with a location, but a subclade of it, K1a13a,...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 14th December 2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By KATM
campbellum, the population cluster you describe...

campbellum, the population cluster you describe is called "West and Central Europe." Although it is not depicted in the illustration there, you can read about it in the FTDNA Learning Center page...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 14th December 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By KATM
Darren, can you report on any delays or problems...

Darren, can you report on any delays or problems for Customer Support, in their replying or confirming successful submissions of the contact form?

Back in March I had sent in a support request,...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 9th December 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By KATM
Good! It should be batched in the coming week,...

Good! It should be batched in the coming week, with any luck on Monday. Then the wait begins.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 9th December 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By KATM
Would your wife's father be open to taking a...

Would your wife's father be open to taking a Family Finder test? Actually, his Y and mtDNA results would be interesting, too, showing the Native American haplogroups.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 9th December 2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By KATM
See my posts (#2, 3, and 5) in this thread,...

See my posts (#2, 3, and 5) in this thread, "Native American Tribes," (http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=41774) from May of this year.

The "myOrigins 2.0 Methodology white paper"...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 8th December 2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By KATM
Try to wait until the end of the day Monday (U.S....

Try to wait until the end of the day Monday (U.S. Central time) to check, or check on Tuesday morning.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 8th December 2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By KATM
Alexy, please re-read The_Contemplator's post #2...

Alexy, please re-read The_Contemplator's post #2 above. The tracking is reporting that your kit was delivered, but the way that the Houston P.O. handles FTDNA's mail, what that really means is that...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 8th December 2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By KATM
Here's a good article by Louise Coakley, "X-DNA's...

Here's a good article by Louise Coakley, "X-DNA's helpful inheritance patterns." (http://www.genie1.com.au/blog/63-x-dna) You can find charts to download and fill in at "X Chromosome Inheritance"...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 8th December 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By KATM
It looks like GEDmatch accepts the following...

It looks like GEDmatch accepts the following files to their main database: Ancestry, FTDNA, WeGene, and MyHeritage (as well as 23andMe versions 2,3 and 4). For 23andMe v.5 and Living DNA files, due...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 8th December 2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By KATM
The Living DNA mtDNA file has limited use, since...

The Living DNA mtDNA file has limited use, since it contains only a particular selection of markers that they've chosen to predict your mtDNA haplogroup. I suppose you could use it to see which...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 7th December 2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By KATM
GEDmatch does not accept mtDNA or Y-DNA files,...

GEDmatch does not accept mtDNA or Y-DNA files, only autosomal.

The mitochondrial genome contains 16,569 base pairs, of which FTDNA tests all with their mtDNAFullSequence test. Living DNA says they...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 3rd December 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By KATM
I'll take a shot at this: 1) I believe that...

I'll take a shot at this:

1) I believe that most of the DNA testing companies conservatively claim that autosomal tests can go back from between 4 to 6 generations, in general. FTDNA says on their...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 3rd December 2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By KATM
I know The_Contemplator's post was addressing the...

I know The_Contemplator's post was addressing the Y-DNA part of the initial post in this thread, and this is a Y-DNA sub-forum, but the part that I quoted applies to mtDNA as well (and autosomal, of...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 2nd December 2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By KATM
Another possibility is that someone had a code...

Another possibility is that someone had a code similar to yours, and mistyped it just enough to be yours. Unlikely, I know, but there's a chance.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 2nd December 2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By KATM
Posts in the FTDNA forums can only be changed by...

Posts in the FTDNA forums can only be changed by the poster for a period of time directly after being submitted. There are no requirements for earned privileges. I think they increased the period of...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 2nd December 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By KATM
RayL, If the lab is unable to complete a test...

RayL,
If the lab is unable to complete a test with your remaining vial(s), they will send out a replacement kit to the address shown in your contact information within your account, without...
Forum: The Genographic Project 30th November 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By KATM
You're trying to find information about your...

You're trying to find information about your father's side, and can't use Y-DNA tests because you have no male relatives from his side (and apparently your father is not living or not around). If...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 30th November 2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By KATM
FTDNA does not provide a way to download trees,...

FTDNA does not provide a way to download trees, in .ged format or not.

It sounds like you have software that you used to create your .ged file (GEDCOM), uploaded it to your account, then changed...
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