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Old 10th January 2017, 03:51 AM
mlcarson mlcarson is offline
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Original Ancestry DNA test vs FTDNA autosomal

How good is the original Ancestry autosomal test? I did the autosomal transfer of the v1.0 raw data. I'm planning on doing a Y-37 test but is there any reason to do a new autosomal test with FTDNA? If I were to do additional autosomal tests, I'd prefer it to be on my parents
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Old 10th January 2017, 07:40 AM
khazaria khazaria is offline
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that ancestrydna chip is fully compatible here so you are all set autosomally for yourself. tests most of the same SNPs as ftdna's
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Old 1st February 2017, 06:13 AM
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any news about the autosomal transfer?
All seems to have went quite on that sadly.
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Old 2nd February 2017, 12:00 AM
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I know IT is still working on this. It's taking longer than was originally anticipated. I will let you know if I hear anything more concrete.

-Darren
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Old 3rd February 2017, 07:34 PM
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As long as it's taking for FTDNA to work on the 23andme & AncestryDNA issues, they would have been better off converting to a chip that is compatible to those 2 companies.

All of those 23andme v4 & AncestryDNA v2 kits are just lost potential revenue from transfers.

As a result the FTDNA Family Finder database size is never published, and undoubtedly stagnant and less than 500,000 people.

Am I wrong?
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Old 3rd February 2017, 10:51 PM
ltd-jean-pull ltd-jean-pull is offline
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I reckon FtDNA has the better chip for genealogy purposes.

Ancestry's main focus is market share. The genealogy aspect of the chip isn't their major concern, hence why they reduced the number of SNPs. Plus they wanted to get on the medical genes bandwagon with 23andMe and include more "trait" SNPs. This worries me because we've all seen how many people are completely bewildered by admixture and think 17% Irish literally means just that. If they can't interpret that then I doubt they'll know what Relative Risk means and probably think they're gonna die of prostate cancer...even testers with 2 X chromosomes!
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Old 3rd February 2017, 10:58 PM
ltd-jean-pull ltd-jean-pull is offline
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I reckon FtDNA has the better chip for genealogy purposes.

Ancestry's main focus is market share. The genealogy aspect of the chip isn't their major concern, hence why they reduced the number of SNPs. Plus they wanted to get on the medical genes bandwagon with 23andMe and include more "trait" SNPs. This worries me because we've all seen how many people are completely bewildered by admixture and think 17% Irish literally means just that. If they can't interpret that then I doubt they'll know what Relative Risk means and probably think they're gonna die of prostate cancer...even testers with 2 X chromosomes!

Numbers are not stagnating at all. The number of new matches I am getting each week is greater than it was a year ago.
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Old 4th February 2017, 06:02 AM
Jim Barrett Jim Barrett is offline
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Am I wrong?
In my opinion you are wrong.

I'm glad FTDNA didn't downgrade their chip, just because 23andMe and Ancestry did. I'm glad that FTDNA is taking time to be able to assure their customers that the results of the downgraded chips are being compared properly.

Again, in my opinion, as already stated by another, Ancestry only cares about the money. How many products have they taken over and then abandoned. Do you remember when they offered Y-DNA and mtDNA with DNA projects similar, but far below what FTDNA offered, and then trashed the whole thing, no refund, no we are sorry, no nothing? I subscribe to Ancestry for one reason and one reason only - access to the microfilmed records so I can do real research.
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Old 4th February 2017, 11:42 AM
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As long as it's taking for FTDNA to work on the 23andme & AncestryDNA issues, they would have been better off converting to a chip that is compatible to those 2 companies.

All of those 23andme v4 & AncestryDNA v2 kits are just lost potential revenue from transfers.

As a result the FTDNA Family Finder database size is never published, and undoubtedly stagnant and less than 500,000 people.

Am I wrong?
I'm sure they didn't foresee the problems they would be having. From the start they have said it isn't a compatibility or quality issue it is an IT issue that is causing the delay.
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Old 16th February 2017, 11:19 AM
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FTDNA accepting transfers $19.00

Hi Everyone,


" Family Tree DNA Now Accepts All Ancestry Autosomal Transfers Plus 23andMe V3 and V4
by robertajestes"

https://dna-explained.com/
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