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Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 10th March 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By RebeccaR
I have both of my parents linked (they both...

I have both of my parents linked (they both tested and I linked their relationship into my tree) and not every box is blue (paternal) or red (maternal.) The closest matches are the ones that are most...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 9th March 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By RebeccaR
MyHeritage is great on other things, but on...

MyHeritage is great on other things, but on Native American they hyperflate it. My advice is to just go by the FTDNA results for your AmerIndian. If you want another opinion, then upload to...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 9th March 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
Maybe I just got a faster lab tech. I hope you...

Maybe I just got a faster lab tech. I hope you get yours soon and you're the ethnicity you thought you were? :D :D :D

For my Mom, I just explained to her she got more Italian/Greek than...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 9th March 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
Batch 834 Kit Received 02/14/2018 Batched...

Batch 834
Kit Received 02/14/2018
Batched 02/14/2018
Expected 03/14/2018 - 03/28/2018

The Ancient Origins on this kit came in 04 Mar
The Family Finder on this kit came in 05 Mar
I was able to...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 8th March 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
Batch 834 Kit Received 02/14/2018 Batched...

Batch 834
Kit Received 02/14/2018
Batched 02/14/2018
Expected 03/14/2018 - 03/28/2018

The Ancient Origins on this kit came in 04 Mar
The Family Finder on this kit came in 05 Mar
I was able to...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 5th March 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
Batch 834 Kit Received 02/14/2018 Batched...

Batch 834
Kit Received 02/14/2018
Batched 02/14/2018
Expected 03/14/2018 - 03/28/2018

The Ancient Origins on this kit came in yesterday (04 Mar)
The Family Finder on this kit just now came in...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 5th March 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
And then for my Mother, waiting on batch #834,...

And then for my Mother, waiting on batch #834, but the Ancient Origins results arrived:

8% Metal Age Invader
36% Farmer
17% Hunter Gatherer
39% Non-European

(but she will also be more than...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 5th March 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
The "Ancient Origins" is different than the "My...

The "Ancient Origins" is different than the "My Origins." For the "My Origins" one can be more non-European than what "Ancient Origins" says.

For instance, on my Uncle's test that already came...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 5th March 2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
The Ancient Origins on this kit came in yesterday...

The Ancient Origins on this kit came in yesterday (04 Mar)
Forum: DNA Success Stories 25th February 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,291
Posted By RebeccaR
What is my maiden name? Smith, Johnson or Jones?...

What is my maiden name? Smith, Johnson or Jones? (Don't answer, it's a trick question.)

My paternal grandmother was 5 months pregnant with my father when she got married. With that, and that my...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 23rd February 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 209,329
Posted By RebeccaR
Batch 834

Batch 834
Kit Received 02/14/2018
Batched 02/14/2018
Expected 03/14/2018 - 03/28/2018
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 22nd February 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By RebeccaR
Just keep giving her time. Eventually...

Just keep giving her time. Eventually (sometimes) they will come through. So don't give up hope just keep touching base with them and "plead" with them occasionally. :) I had one family member that...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 29th January 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By RebeccaR
Okay, I found out and they do need more DNA...

Okay, I found out and they do need more DNA sample for both the mtDNA and the Y backbone pack.

I decided to abandon (even though it's pricey, ouch! that really hurts) the mtDNA testing from him...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 27th January 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By RebeccaR
Okay, thank you very much. I already...

Okay, thank you very much.

I already anticipated an issue with the mtDNA test (because of the delays) and ordered a FF for my Mother on the 20th. I figured I can upgrade/add mtDNA to her kit if...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 27th January 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By RebeccaR
Is there enough DNA

Is there enough DNA to continue the Y testing of my Uncle, for the Y test that is still pending and any future SNP tests or Big Y tests?

I am not so worried about the mtDNA test because my Mother...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 26th January 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By RebeccaR
You are not some secret that needs to be kept. ...

You are not some secret that needs to be kept. You are a living, breathing, feeling human being and are entitled to all the benefits of such. You do what you want to do for yourself, not coddling...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 23rd January 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By RebeccaR
I was concerned about just following the...

I was concerned about just following the directions properly and I believe my concerns were justified.

My Uncle failed an Ancestry spit test. TWICE!

His Y tests here are coming along just fine...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 22nd January 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By RebeccaR
Well, to me, it appears to be an "evolving"...

Well, to me, it appears to be an "evolving" science :):) I don't mind so much. The more people that help them the better, I think. I tried to join a project with my Uncle's native DNA but then...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 21st January 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By RebeccaR
In my experience, MyHeritage is great for other...

In my experience, MyHeritage is great for other purposes but for Native American, they still have much work to do. I think they basically hyperinflated the Native American. My Uncle tested at...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 20th January 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By RebeccaR
I have a known 2nd cousin that showed up on...

I have a known 2nd cousin that showed up on another site as a 4th cousin. I had noticed too that we shared very little matches in common. I was stumped on that one. I finally asked her when she did...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 20th January 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By RebeccaR
They do have a Finland project. It's nearly 11k...

They do have a Finland project. It's nearly 11k members.

"The FTDNA Finland DNA Project seeks to help Finns, people living in Finland and others who have Finnish ancestors or Finnish connections...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 20th January 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By RebeccaR
My advice is to print a worksheet to use. ...

My advice is to print a worksheet to use.

Then I would just find someone with a tree and find out what they have in common with another person that is also a match, and continue that process. One...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 15th January 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RebeccaR
Thank you again for all of your insight, Josh. I...

Thank you again for all of your insight, Josh. I find this all so fascinating and I am learning so much.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 14th January 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RebeccaR
Josh, thank you for all your insight. What do...

Josh, thank you for all your insight. What do you think of MyHeritage and Ancestry on their analysis of DNA in respect to Jewish populations?

MyHeritage has Sephardic Jewish - North African...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 14th January 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RebeccaR
Fixing this broken link: ...

Fixing this broken link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQyi9kkGOYOlKIKdoweLNTXNBXpYr_JpcBXUS5L2Yj-f5NE7GSoRJT-yRc-YWKbcK5XpmWH0Iv82Hcf/pubhtml#

And you know, I just noticed on...
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