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Forum: mtDNA - Advanced Topics 14th February 2017, 03:33 PM
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Posted By thetick
1 genetic distance really does not tell you much...

1 genetic distance really does not tell you much since k1a2a is estimated to be between 5,200 and 13,200 years. Your match could anyware from 1 generation ago to thousands of generations.

See...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 14th June 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By thetick
See http://isogg.org/wiki/Cousin_statistics

See http://isogg.org/wiki/Cousin_statistics
Forum: Announcements and New Features 23rd April 2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By thetick
That is just bad programing, but FTDNA is well...

That is just bad programing, but FTDNA is well known for sloppy IT work. FTDNA should design a simple "Your download is not ready yet. Please return back later."

Also you should definitely...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 12th April 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,949
Posted By thetick
You are likely just getting the canned response. ...

You are likely just getting the canned response.

It is also possible your long match crosses a Centromere which FTDNA will break up.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centromere
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th April 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By thetick
Your son only has about half of his autosomal DNA...

Your son only has about half of his autosomal DNA from you. The other half is from his father.
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 7th April 2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,213
Posted By thetick
There was paper published a few years ago that...

There was paper published a few years ago that had estimates for all mtdna haplogroups at that time:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3322232/bin/mmc1.pdf

Most of the data is not...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 7th February 2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,883
Posted By thetick
I agree as following groups have seen this: ...

I agree as following groups have seen this:

Jewish, Mennonites, Pakistani, Acadian. Pretty much any group that has cousin marriages over many generations.
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 2nd February 2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By thetick
You look at matches with 0 Steps. But again they...

You look at matches with 0 Steps. But again they could be your mother or thousands of years back.

MtDNA really is that broad and not very useful for genealogy.

YDNA is much more useful as a...
Forum: mtDNA - Genealogy Basics 2nd February 2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By thetick
A single MtDNA mutation can be between a mother...

A single MtDNA mutation can be between a mother and daughter or can go back many thousands of years.

The Jews matches just means your direct mtdna line has matches that include Jewish matches. ...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 30th January 2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,132
Posted By thetick
Why a private message response? Could you please...

Why a private message response? Could you please share with everyone why people are seeing SNPs included in the packs as "Test Available?" :confused:
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 20th January 2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,266
Posted By thetick
in addition to YFull you can also send your...

in addition to YFull you can also send your results to the Big Y tree. Your group is shown below:
http://ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=1300

Oh sorry disrard my post above I now see you...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 19th January 2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By thetick
Note I have a 66/67 match with a seventh cousin...

Note I have a 66/67 match with a seventh cousin with a common ancestor born 1700.

So a 67/67 match back to an 1800's common ancestor is reasonable.
Forum: DNA Success Stories 19th January 2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,479
Posted By thetick
There have certainly been a few, but...

There have certainly been a few, but statistically it's a long shot. Stay positive.

Below is post from a few years ago.
http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=33178...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 19th January 2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,940
Posted By thetick
It's very simple. Those are the populations he...

It's very simple. Those are the populations he had samples, seriously all the other words are scientific psychobabble. All the tool does is use statistical analysis to match your DNA to the closest...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 18th January 2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By thetick
Do you have any YDNA matches at 111/67/ 37 ? ...

Do you have any YDNA matches at 111/67/ 37 ? Those are pretty useful.

You can see where you fit on the Big Y tree. You mentioned DF27 so take a look at the DF27 Big Tree. If you have Big Y...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 17th January 2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By thetick
That is certainly a very sad story. Children and...

That is certainly a very sad story. Children and especially girls were treated like property until very recently. They still are in many third world countries. We can be thankful for generous...
Forum: Adoptees Forum 17th January 2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By thetick
How is a family mortifying? All families have...

How is a family mortifying? All families have their perceived good and bad qualities. Unless the family name is Hitler, Stalin, Tojo or Zedong I can't possibly see how a family can be mortifying?
...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 14th January 2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By thetick
Not sure you want to hear this but you have two...

Not sure you want to hear this but you have two options:

1) Get the Big Y test and you will get more details, but at an extremely high cost.

2) Accept DNA testing is not for you.

Many of us...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 14th January 2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,531
Posted By thetick
Why the question mark about 2.5 children? It's...

Why the question mark about 2.5 children? It's actually very simple. It means on average given two sets of parents the number of children are 2 for the one and 3 for the other.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 10th January 2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,313
Posted By thetick
The different tests are using DIFFERENT sample...

The different tests are using DIFFERENT sample populations. There are far too many variables in using different sample populations to explain such differences.

As far as the name used,...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 30th December 2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,534
Posted By thetick
Melungeons were not Portuguese. I think you are...

Melungeons were not Portuguese. I think you are connecting unrelated ancestry. Please see the huge research paper shown at the bottom of this post. Right below are a few relevant quotes.

"If...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 24th December 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By thetick
I'm no guru, but you can start by joining the...

I'm no guru, but you can start by joining the Todd project:

https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Todd and click the "Join Request" tab.
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 23rd December 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By thetick
Yep bad programming. n my opinion the family...

Yep bad programming. n my opinion the family tree interface is just awful and unusable. Kind of ironic since company name is Family Tree DNA. Good luck waiting for a fix from FTDNA.. or even...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 23rd December 2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,755
Posted By thetick
You should have contacted FTDNA earlier as 11...

You should have contacted FTDNA earlier as 11 months is a very long time to wait..unacceptable in the opinion of almost all FTDNA customers. You are very patient as most people would have called...
Forum: Recreation Room 21st December 2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,177
Posted By thetick
Oh sorry. I just did http cut and paste but it...

Oh sorry. I just did http cut and paste but it was a shorten url.

Thanks David for the correct link.
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