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Old 27th February 2018, 10:45 AM
hansonrf hansonrf is offline
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Only 13 matches

I Recenty unlocked an Ancestry transfer that has only 13 matches shown. There are thousands on GedMatch with 'same' upload. One big difference is that the Ancestry kit had to be 'processed' to work here using http://www.mapmy23.com/tools/ancestry_ftdna_fix.php Thank the author!!

This is NOT a knock at FTDNA or the conversion, for sure, but only a warning to others that the 'conversion' may be imperfect. Of the 13 matches identified by FTDNA, a few are also the strongest matches on GedMatch.

If I had a choice, I'd take more matches ID'd but with a suitable disclaimer. Sure wouldn't want a lot of false matches, though...

IMHO, Ancestry and 23andMe are driving a wedge in the utility of autosomal DNA for pecuniary interests.

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Old 8th March 2018, 06:09 AM
JohnTF JohnTF is offline
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error when uploading ANcestryDNA

Hello, I'm a new member to the forum.

My answer to the problem people have transferring Ancestry raw data to FTDNA .

When you download raw data from Ancestry it adds the date of transfer to the zip file Title.. ie: dna-data-2018-03-03 You Need to REMOVE the Date -2018-03-03 then transfer zipped file dna-data to FTDNA

Kiss..(Keep it simple stupid)
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Old 8th March 2018, 07:29 AM
Jim Barrett Jim Barrett is offline
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Kiss..(Keep it simple stupid)
Those were the Good ol' Days.
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Old 9th March 2018, 01:36 PM
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Hello, I'm a new member to the forum.

My answer to the problem people have transferring Ancestry raw data to FTDNA .

When you download raw data from Ancestry it adds the date of transfer to the zip file Title.. ie: dna-data-2018-03-03 You Need to REMOVE the Date -2018-03-03 then transfer zipped file dna-data to FTDNA

Kiss..(Keep it simple stupid)
John we actually tried that when the original problems started happening and it didn't seem to matter. It would be wonderful if it were this simple though, thats for sure!
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Old 9th March 2018, 02:36 PM
JohnTF JohnTF is offline
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Cool

Since suggesting this on Facebook 18 people have had success (that I know of) The ( - ) before the date should also be removed.. Leaving dna-data On transfer it will read dna-data.zip
Would be interested to hear if this "does/does not" work for anyone
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Old 9th March 2018, 02:49 PM
prairielad prairielad is offline
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Since suggesting this on Facebook 18 people have had success (that I know of) The ( - ) before the date should also be removed.. Leaving dna-data On transfer it will read dna-data.zip
Would be interested to hear if this "does/does not" work for anyone
Is this on files that failed to upload on initial attempt (using ancestry original unaltered file)?

Not all ancestry files fail to upload, it is just a subset that for some reason or other have less SNP within file, making it slightly smaller then the normal ancestry Raw Data file....these are the ones that FTDNA was rejecting
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Old 9th March 2018, 04:43 PM
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Is this on files that failed to upload on initial attempt (using ancestry original unaltered file)?

Not all ancestry files fail to upload, it is just a subset that for some reason or other have less SNP within file, making it slightly smaller then the normal ancestry Raw Data file....these are the ones that FTDNA was rejecting
This is on files that failed first...As to whether the files were for any reason a different size and why, is beyond my understanding.
At age 77 I try the simple route or ask someone
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Old 9th March 2018, 04:51 PM
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This is on files that failed first...As to whether the files were for any reason a different size and why, is beyond my understanding.
At age 77 I try the simple route or ask someone
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Old 21st May 2018, 01:10 PM
mrsprobsma mrsprobsma is offline
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Ancestry uploads elsewhere but not here

Add me to the list, zipped or txt, new or old download, will not load here and same error message and advice to buy kit. Please help.
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Old 21st May 2018, 08:40 PM
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Add me to the list, zipped or txt, new or old download, will not load here and same error message and advice to buy kit. Please help.
Have you used the mapmy23 tool to convert ancestry raw data to format ftdna will accept?
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