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Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 13th July 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By KATM
I'm not a Y-DNA specialist, so others may chime...

I'm not a Y-DNA specialist, so others may chime in. I'm inferring from what you wrote to mean that you have tested to 111 markers.

You could try contacting the match at 67 markers with genetic...
Forum: Recreation Room 12th July 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By KATM
MoberlyDrake, what you point out is true enough....

MoberlyDrake, what you point out is true enough. But, in the past I've made fan charts for my close relatives (see attached example), and it's nice to break down the proportions of ancestry by...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 12th July 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By KATM
To what level did your male relative test? Was it...

To what level did your male relative test? Was it only to 12 markers, or to something higher, such as 25, 37 or 67 markers?

If tested to a higher level, see if any of the 12 marker matches...
Forum: Recreation Room 12th July 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By KATM
Question National Flags for ancestors: use current or historical?

At times it seems fitting to associate a national flag with an ancestor who came from a different country. But which flag to use: the current flag of the ancestor's country (if it has the same or...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 11th July 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,315
Posted By KATM
Alexandrina, as I mentioned in another thread, I...

Alexandrina, as I mentioned in another thread, I had not had success in converting the Ahnentafel text file produced with the DNAarboretum Chrome extension to a GEDCOM file, using the Kitty Cooper...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 10th July 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,596
Posted By KATM
FTDNA has a page in the Learning Center, titled...

FTDNA has a page in the Learning Center, titled "After I return the kit, how long will results take?" (https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/testing-process/return-kit-long-will-results-take/)
As of...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 7th July 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By KATM
Ideally, you should use matches who you know for...

Ideally, you should use matches who you know for certain are related to you, who you can link to their place in the tree. Refer to the list in my previous post. You want to get a relative such as a...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 7th July 2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By KATM
To filter your maternal and paternal Family...

To filter your maternal and paternal Family Finder matches, you should read up on the Family Finder Family Matching System (https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/ftdna/ftdna-family-matching-system/),...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 7th July 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By KATM
I'm replying to this in the other thread where...

I'm replying to this in the other thread where you posted about it.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 7th July 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By KATM
Can you take a screen shot and post it here?

Can you take a screen shot and post it here?
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 4th July 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By KATM
There are no gaps for the DNA you got from your...

There are no gaps for the DNA you got from your father, because both your parents gave you 50% of your total DNA. You got a set of your autosomal chromosomes (1-22 + the X chromosome) from each...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 27th June 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By KATM
If you were replying to Biblioteque's post, I...

If you were replying to Biblioteque's post, I think Biblioteque was referring to FTDNA's Chromosome Browser display, in which we only see one bar representing each chromosome. The single bars (or the...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 26th June 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By KATM
Thanks for your thoughts, Frederator. I may play...

Thanks for your thoughts, Frederator. I may play with those settings at GEDmatch, and see if anything changes. It's true, such a segment may not be worth the effort. I only became interested in it...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 25th June 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By KATM
I should add that Q (the 1st cousin to A) also...

I should add that Q (the 1st cousin to A) also took the Family Finder test at FTDNA, so no transfers for E, F or Q. I do not know if Z's kit was a transfer or not; he has not replied yet to my most...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 25th June 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By KATM
Z's kit has the FTDNA "T" prefix, as does A's,...

Z's kit has the FTDNA "T" prefix, as does A's, but I know that A's kit was a transfer from 23andMe, several years ago (v. 3, so should have a good overlap, with almost as many SNPs tested). The "T"...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 25th June 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By KATM
Talking Riddle me this, Batman: FTDNA vs. GEDmatch results not the same

Did you ever have a match at FTDNA who is also at GEDmatch, but doesn’t match you the same way at GEDmatch as at FTDNA?

I had an email from a person, "Z," who matches an FTDNA kit I manage, "A."...
Forum: British Isles DNA Project 24th June 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By KATM
Well, both Oxford Ancestors...

Well, both Oxford Ancestors (https://dna-explained.com/2018/03/12/oxford-ancestors-announces-closure-plus-how-to-protect-your-dna/) and Britain's DNA (https://isogg.org/wiki/BritainsDNA) have closed,...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 23rd June 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By KATM
FTDNA runs sales throughout the year. The best...

FTDNA runs sales throughout the year. The best times for Y-DNA testing are around Father's Day (mid-June), and as bhemph posted, during the Holiday sale, which usually starts right after their yearly...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 23rd June 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By KATM
For your first question: Yes, if you have a batch...

For your first question: Yes, if you have a batch number, your test has begun the testing process. See "What are weekly test batches? When do batches close?"...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 22nd June 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By KATM
As the others have mentioned, linking your DNA...

As the others have mentioned, linking your DNA matches to your family tree in your account is indeed for the purpose of using your KNOWN close relatives who have done the Family Finder test to phase...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 21st June 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By KATM
This is the myOrigins map, for illustrating...

This is the myOrigins map, for illustrating ethnic makeup. I checked my own, and it is showing normally, as in your first linked image. Are you saying you are not seeing it anymore, or that it is...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 21st June 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By KATM
Glad to hear both that you got a reply from...

Glad to hear both that you got a reply from Customer Service, and now have received your matches.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 20th June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By KATM
You should have received a kit number and...

You should have received a kit number and password.

Use the kit number and password to log in to the FTDNA Sign-in Page (https://www.familytreedna.com/sign-in).
Once logged in, you will be on...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 19th June 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By KATM
When you submit a customer service request form,...

When you submit a customer service request form, you enter your email address. A confirmation email is sent to you, confirming that they received your request. This is usually sent within 24-48...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 19th June 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By KATM
It's been less than a day, so give it 24-48 hours...

It's been less than a day, so give it 24-48 hours to receive the confirmation email for your support request. See if you can retrieve the ticket number somehow in your browser history; otherwise,...
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