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Old 13th October 2016, 09:34 AM
leonardmccown leonardmccown is offline
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Posting trees

I am a group administrator. It would help it when I received a notice about a match between kits and members if there was a note on there if they had posted a tree or not. If they do not have a tree posted, I don't bother to look at the results, as it is a waste of time. I hate to get excited about a match, then see there is no way to see if they even lived in the same area as my family. Trees also need places. Even just a state is better than a blank.
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Old 13th October 2016, 09:52 AM
John McCoy John McCoy is offline
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The whole concept of notifications about alleged matches - whether to customers or to group administrators - needs to be reviewed. The "matches" reported have proven to be almost completely meaningless, to the extent that I always delete these messages and hardly ever look at my Family Finder, Big Y, and Y-111 results. The notifications are completely debased and have become counterproductive.
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Old 12th November 2016, 10:10 AM
Bill_VT Bill_VT is offline
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Y-Matches

The notification of Y12 is particularly useless. I can always look at them online, but have no use for notifications at this level. Maybe notifications starting at 37 markers that have some possible use.

To follow up, another thread provided the way to fix the problem. There is way to fix the issue. Under the Account Settings > Match and E-mail settings, there is an option to select the notification of each level of Y-DNA match. I have mine set now and need to do it one on of the accounts I administer.

Last edited by Bill_VT; 12th November 2016 at 10:18 AM. Reason: found solution
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Old 14th November 2016, 05:09 PM
clintonslayton76 clintonslayton76 is offline
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This was extremely helpful, thanks

That says it all. I look at the Setting pages from time to time, and never noticed that I could turn off 12-marker matches, which essentially says that they are fellow male human beings.
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Old 17th March 2017, 08:29 AM
RVBlake RVBlake is offline
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Unhappy Family Tree

I need some advice. I try repeatedly to build my Family Tree under the FamilyFinder function. When I complete the info under "Father", I tap "Save" and then "Done." The system then recycles repeatedly until I get fed up and leave. Am I doing something wrong? I can't find the answers anywhere else.
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Old 20th March 2017, 04:32 AM
mlcarson mlcarson is offline
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This stuff must really vary a lot by haplogroup. Y12 on I-M223 has 4 Y-12 matches for me so a Y-12 notification is very useful.

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The notification of Y12 is particularly useless. I can always look at them online, but have no use for notifications at this level. Maybe notifications starting at 37 markers that have some possible use.
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Old 22nd March 2017, 05:39 AM
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icon to use

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I try repeatedly to build my Family Tree under the FamilyFinder function.
are you first selecting the FamilyTree icon on your dashboard ?(Homepage of your FTDNA account)
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