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Forum: Family Finder Basics 18th December 2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Jim Barrett
See...

See https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_statistics#Table
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th December 2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Jim Barrett
Question How Can There be a Con?

The more people who test the greater the chance of finding matches. How could that be a bad thing?:confused:
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 18th December 2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Jim Barrett
Which DNA tests have you taken? Where have you...

Which DNA tests have you taken? Where have you tested? Are you male or female?

There is a section for those who are adopted in this forum. Have you posted there? Are you a member of...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 16th December 2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Jim Barrett
If you do nothing else you should upgrade to...

If you do nothing else you should upgrade to Y-DNA67. Big Y and Y-DNA111 are great and the price during the sale is very good. You might even find a Big Y coupon code to lower the price a bit more....
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 16th December 2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Jim Barrett
Y-DNA matches may be too many generations back to...

Y-DNA matches may be too many generations back to show as a match on Family Finder. I have known 5th cousins who do not show as a match on Family Finder.

If you do order Big-Y you will also get...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 16th December 2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Jim Barrett
Don't return a kit until you have contacted FTDNA...

Don't return a kit until you have contacted FTDNA by phone and have the problem resolved.

You must call Monday - Thursday 9 - 4 Houston time.
Friday 9 - Noon
(713) 868-1438

The hours may be a...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 15th December 2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Jim Barrett
I believe that is the EXPECTED date, not the...

I believe that is the EXPECTED date, not the promised date.
Forum: Announcements and New Features 15th December 2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By Jim Barrett
The Holiday Sale ends 12/31/2017. The reduced...

The Holiday Sale ends 12/31/2017. The reduced shipping end 12/15/2017.

When you first select what you want to order you'll be able to verify the price. If it isn't what you expect you can cancel...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 12th December 2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Jim Barrett
My cousin's Big-Y "Matching" page lists R-P312,...

My cousin's Big-Y "Matching" page lists R-P312, R-Y18211, R-BY12146, R-BY12147 and R-BY12150. Each one followed by a value of 1.

His only named match has R-P312, R-Y18211, R-BY12146, R-BY12147...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 12th December 2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Jim Barrett
Without seeing the values for each person we can...

Without seeing the values for each person we can only guess.

Lets say you differ from A on four makers and you differ from B on four different markers. It would be possible for A & B to differ on...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 12th December 2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Jim Barrett
I just did it without a problem and I did it...

I just did it without a problem and I did it several times yesterday.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 12th December 2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Jim Barrett
Why wouldn't you add her as the daughter of your...

Why wouldn't you add her as the daughter of your paternal grandfather and paternal grandmother and the sibling of you father who would be a son of your paternal grandfather and paternal grandmother. ...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 10th December 2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By Jim Barrett
No, the contact feature hasn't worked in years.

No, the contact feature hasn't worked in years.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th December 2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Jim Barrett
You are correct. Sorenson had a website...

You are correct.

Sorenson had a website where you could see the percent of the members of their database that had different values. You could use it to find out which of your markers had unusual...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 7th December 2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Jim Barrett
How many markers did you test? How many markers...

How many markers did you test? How many markers did your match test?
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 7th December 2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Jim Barrett
Smile Put the Blame Where it Belongs!

Why not test at FTDNA first and then transfer to the other company. If they don't accept transfers complain to them. Frankly Ancestry seems to be going out of their way to create problems for their...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 5th December 2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Jim Barrett
12 markers isn't enough to tell you much of...

12 markers isn't enough to tell you much of anything. I have people in my projects with over 1,000 12 marker matches and many different surnames. All you really know is that they have a common 12...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 5th December 2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Jim Barrett
Yes! I would stop with that but their system...

Yes! I would stop with that but their system requires a longer reply:rolleyes:.

You got the confirmation email and the kit exist online.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 30th November 2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,118
Posted By Jim Barrett
V5 23andMe may never be accepted. You need to...

V5 23andMe may never be accepted. You need to get Ancestry to stop changing the format of their data.

Seems everyone gets mad at FTDNA when it isn't FTDNA that is making changes. Why not test at...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 29th November 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Jim Barrett
I have a 15" HP Windows 10 current version of...

I have a 15" HP Windows 10 current version of Chrome.
A. I have the problem you have described. I have to zoom out to see "About Me" and "Ancestral Names". There isn't a inter scroll bar to move...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 29th November 2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Jim Barrett
If the person has elected to not see 12 or 25...

If the person has elected to not see 12 or 25 marker matches you won't see them as a match at those levels.


If the match has not entered a location for the ancestor FTDNA can't show you a...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 29th November 2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Jim Barrett
You need to have close relatives from each side...

You need to have close relatives from each side of you family test. Then you'll be able to compare match list.

If you don't have any close relatives to test then start with you top ten matches...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 29th November 2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Jim Barrett
You need to contact support. They can look at...

You need to contact support. They can look at both kits, plus additional information. Maybe that will allow them to see what happened. If you don't get a good answer, try, try again!

Your other...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 29th November 2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Jim Barrett
You need to contact FTDNA with your question. ...

You need to contact FTDNA with your question. This is a public forum provided by FTDNA.
Forum: Announcements and New Features 28th November 2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Jim Barrett
As dna said, it isn't possible now, but we have...

As dna said, it isn't possible now, but we have been told it is being added.

Having your own genealogy program where you can build, update and create GEDCOM files is a much better idea in my...
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