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Forum: Recreation Room 29th March 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By sshayward
Law Enforcement requesting DNA Results

Was reading that Ancestry and 23 and Me had been requested by law enforcement for DNA results of someone who was wanted for rape. I am getting a little concerned as to the level of protection we...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 2nd March 2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By sshayward
My sister and I have a different mother so we are...

My sister and I have a different mother so we are assuming this A- came from our father's side. Our brother and other sister are not A-. It is interesting to research this A- as it is not common...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 2nd March 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By sshayward
Blood type and DNA

Perhaps a very bizarre question, but have there been any studies on DNA results and blood types? My sister and I are A- and have been doing some research on this blood type and it is really bizarre....
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 13th June 2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,700
Posted By sshayward
Native American

Thanks so much for the information. It is not the NA that I am so interested in because if it does exist it would be very small. I am J2a1a1a2 which seems to be very broad - so broad that I am...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 12th June 2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,700
Posted By sshayward
My ancestors origins

I am interested in the origins of MY ancestors, not necessarily the origins of matches. Which report shows me that? My Family Finder results suggest some origins that match results from mtDNA...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 11th June 2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By sshayward
Known 4th cousin

Through our Family Finder results we identified a 4th cousin and his shared CM was only 20.58. I identified him through the surnames and realized I had communicated with him years ago while...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 11th June 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,700
Posted By sshayward
mtDNA Ancestral Origins

Really having trouble understanding the results under Ancestral Origins. What is it telling me as compared to matches? :confused:
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 30th May 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By sshayward
Same batch 606

The batch #606 did not change. They didn't assign a new kit#, just sent me a new test. I have confirmed they received it around May 7. MtDNA test is now scheduled for June17-July1.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 30th May 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By sshayward
Waiting over 5 months!

Been waiting over 5 months! Sent in the test for mtDNA in January, then added a Family Finder. Got the FF but still no mtDNA results. Now it has been pushed back even further resulting in a wait...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 26th May 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By sshayward
New matches not showing

I have received two emails saying I have new Y-DNA matches for my brother and when I go to check there is nothing there!!!!! What is going on????:eek:
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 25th May 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By sshayward
Helped so much!

Thanks Armando, your explanation helped so much as I do have similar results.
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 24th May 2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By sshayward
Significance of the number of markers tested.

Been educating myself but still don't get the significance of the number of markers tested I just read in one of the comments that 12 marker matches would indicate a distant relative of 10,000...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th May 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By sshayward
Y-DNA Error frequency????

Are there any statistics that show the percentage of tests that are in error? Just read a comment that said their test was mixed up with another person. What would indicate that an error has been...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th May 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By sshayward
Why then would you order the tests?

If 12 or 25 markers cannot be taken seriously then why bother?:confused:
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 18th May 2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By sshayward
Hi Infantry

Your questions are not dumb - we have all been there. When starting out on a family history journey (2004) I began with Ancestry.com. Yes, this does cost money but it has helped me with research -...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 15th May 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,184
Posted By sshayward
Y-DNA information

The match on the Y-DNA 25 was a step 2 match. The match had a haplogroup of R-DF105 whereas my brother's is R-M269 which may not mean much until we do further testing.

Ancestors of my 3rd great...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 15th May 2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,184
Posted By sshayward
Really puzzled and frustrated!

We finally received my brother's Y-DNA 37 after waiting for over 4 months. What little I know about DNA tells me there might be something wrong with his results.
On my sister's and my Family...
Forum: Announcements and New Features 14th May 2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 30,131
Posted By sshayward
Question SNP testing vs Big Y

Is there a big difference between Big Y and SNP testing? I am sure the SNP testing is very specific, but is the Big Y all inclusive?
Forum: Announcements and New Features 13th May 2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 30,131
Posted By sshayward
Pink Banner

I noticed the pink banner as well and I just got my brother's Y37 results. His was R-M269 as well. Is this just a very broad analysis? Seems like there are a lot of this haplogroup. :confused: ...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 13th May 2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By sshayward
Thanks for the education. We are planning to do...

Thanks for the education. We are planning to do a FF for my brother but we mainly wanted the Y-DNA for the Scotland project and family surname. I was just surprised to see the 4th cousin on his Y...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 12th May 2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By sshayward
Y-DNA Question

Received my brother's Y-DNA back (37). I am very much a maverick at DNA testing but I thought the Y DNA testing followed the father's bloodline (i.e. father, grandfather,etc.) One of the known...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 15th April 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,914
Posted By sshayward
Angry Absolutely Furious!!!!!

Just found out that my MT DNA and FF were pushed back again. I don't put any stock in the credibility of this company whatsoever. The strange thing is that I had ordered a FF for my sister at the...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 8th April 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,694
Posted By sshayward
None of the dates make sense!!!!!

I am no longer frustrated, but am very angry. When I compile the dates from previous posts the dates don't make sense! My brother's YDNA pushed back; my MTDNA pushed back, now my FF pushed back. ...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 8th April 2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By sshayward
Angry So frustrated!!!!!!

My 613 just got pushed to April 15 - May++.
606 still not in.:mad::mad::mad:
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 30th March 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,494
Posted By sshayward
I understand confusion real well!

I really understand confusion, but I am a maverick when it comes to DNA. First, I will say that maybe I expected too much but I am still learning. Second, after receiving my 1/2 sister's FF results...
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