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Old 26th April 2015, 06:52 AM
nicolam nicolam is offline
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The problem is that matches have to be invited to compare genomes, if they either ignore your invitation or decline it you can't see them in the browser. Over half my matches are an anonymous, nameless icon and all I can see is whether they are male/female, the haplogroup and the percentage of dna shared, but not where.
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Old 26th April 2015, 09:32 AM
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I have tested autosomal at FTDNA (8/2011 results), AncestryDNA (9/2012 results) and 23andMe (2/2015 results).

I have found great things using FTDNA and AncestryDNA (even though AncestryDNA does not have the chr browser: I just try like heck to get them to upload to GedMatch). But so far 23andMe is a great big disappointment. The return message rate is is about 5%. I think a lot of these people join using a hotmail address and then lose there login information or something. If somebody emails me regarding any of my DNA tests I always respond! I am sure one day something good will come from my 23andMe account so I will just wait and CAST A BIG NET because if you don't fish you want catch anything.

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Old 26th April 2015, 10:02 AM
Ann Turner Ann Turner is offline
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I had thought it was more than that. What is the banner on the FTDNA home page referring to by "we have 720,505 records - the largest DNA ancestry database in the world!"
https://www.familytreedna.com/
I thought this was how many people have tested with them, but it must mean something else.
As others have mentioned, the 720K records is the total number of tests for Y and mtDNA. It does include tests that have been transferred from other places.

What I have wondered is how the 525K Y records are broken down. I had assumed that each level includes the next level, but others have disagreed.

525,827 Y-DNA records in the database
215,797 25-marker records in the database
195,358 37-marker records in the database
96,215 67-marker records in the database
194,678 mtDNA records in the database
51,578 FGS records in the database
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Old 26th April 2015, 11:20 AM
T E Peterman T E Peterman is offline
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Maybe the 140,000 pertains to autosomal alone. Ann, do you have numbers on this?

Timothy Peterman
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Old 26th April 2015, 12:37 PM
Ann Turner Ann Turner is offline
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Maybe the 140,000 pertains to autosomal alone. Ann, do you have numbers on this?

Timothy Peterman
Yes, the 140,000 estimate is for autosomal tests. Roberta Estes was quoted in a GenomeWeb article (paywall) Jan 19 that the number was approaching 120,000. She presumably had some insider knowledge. Some projections are based on the kit numbers with the prefix B (transfers). The number on some kits I transferred rose about 4000 in the month of January.
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Old 26th April 2015, 06:34 PM
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The problem is that matches have to be invited to compare genomes, if they either ignore your invitation or decline it you can't see them in the browser. Over half my matches are an anonymous, nameless icon and all I can see is whether they are male/female, the haplogroup and the percentage of dna shared, but not where.
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I have tested autosomal at FTDNA (8/2011 results), AncestryDNA (9/2012 results) and 23andMe (2/2015 results).

But so far 23andMe is a great big disappointment. The return message rate is is about 5%.
It is because of having to request the sharing of genomes and getting a very low response rate that the 900,000 at 23andme is not the same thing as 140,000 people with an autosomal test at FTDNA. It's apples and oranges as I have said previously.

The Autosomal_DNA_testing_comparison_chart also has a comparison of Average responsiveness of matches. http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_...mparison_chart

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Old 1st May 2015, 04:40 PM
Petra Petra is offline
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720.505 records

See details here:
https://www.familytreedna.com/why-ftdna.aspx

"About The Family Tree DNA Database

Our database is the largest in the field of Genetic Genealogy. As of May 1, 2015, the Family Tree DNA database has 720,505 records. Total numbers include transfers from the Genographic Project and resellers in Europe and Middle East. We also have:
8,187 SURNAME PROJECTS
370,820 unique surnames
525,827 Y-DNA records in the database
215,797 25-marker records in the database
195,358 37-marker records in the database
96,215 67-marker records in the database
194,678 mtDNA records in the database
51,578 FGS records in the database"
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Old 1st May 2015, 06:07 PM
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See details here:
https://www.familytreedna.com/why-ftdna.aspx

"About The Family Tree DNA Database

Our database is the largest in the field of Genetic Genealogy. As of May 1, 2015, the Family Tree DNA database has 720,505 records. Total numbers include transfers from the Genographic Project and resellers in Europe and Middle East. We also have:
8,187 SURNAME PROJECTS
370,820 unique surnames
525,827 Y-DNA records in the database
215,797 25-marker records in the database
195,358 37-marker records in the database
96,215 67-marker records in the database
194,678 mtDNA records in the database
51,578 FGS records in the database"
Thank you for the link and the numbers. It's a long way till everybody is tested, isn't it?
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Old 17th August 2017, 03:44 PM
jova99 jova99 is offline
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Y testing

interesting, thanks for the link

Today it indicates that 150,409 men have taken the Y 67 marker test and 289,776 37-marker records are in the database.

this indicates that about 2,000 men per month have been opting for the 67-marker test , as the samples in the database have grown by 56,000 in tha last 28 months.
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Old 18th August 2017, 05:17 AM
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500,000 NOT 140,000

The number of people in the FF database, according to the ISOGG chart in the original poster's link, was 500,000 as at 1 May 2017. The attachment in the original post showed the number of people in the FF database as 140,000 at 12 April 2015.
I currently have 1973 FF matches. I was a little startled to think I matched 1.4% of the database
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