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Old 13th December 2016, 11:32 AM
Allen&Cindy Allen&Cindy is offline
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Thanks for the help!

Thanks! I am the administrator of his account so I checked it as you suggested. Results expected by end of Dec. or early January. And I wasn't charged for shipping.
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Old 1st January 2017, 12:06 PM
clintonslayton76 clintonslayton76 is offline
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My recommendation...

I would still recommend that you later request his sample to be used for a Y test, if FTDNA allows that. Testing sons is certainly good, but the older the sampler, the closer you are by a generation to the antecedent male, and 67 or over markers will be very good. Then you can use lower-marker test for a son, if there are any questions on that head.

We recently got Family Finder for a living male (whose results we manage) who has transferred Y results from Ancestry. He is quite old, and we may try to "upgrade" his Y results from the Family Finder sample, since he has no accessible sons.

Does anyone know if there is a problem with that?
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Old 2nd January 2017, 06:14 AM
Jim Barrett Jim Barrett is offline
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We recently got Family Finder for a living male (whose results we manage) who has transferred Y results from Ancestry. He is quite old, and we may try to "upgrade" his Y results from the Family Finder sample, since he has no accessible sons.

Does anyone know if there is a problem with that?
The sample provided for the Family Finder test is a DNA sample. It isn't a sample for a particular type of test. Many people get Y-DNA, mtDNA and atDNA results from the same sample
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Old 10th January 2017, 11:04 AM
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Thanks, Jim....

That is what I suspected, and the same answer was rec'd from two other forum members (but not "offically"by any FTDNA person).
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Old 11th January 2017, 05:48 AM
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That is what I suspected, and the same answer was rec'd from two other forum members (but not "offically"by any FTDNA person).
I'm a FTDNA customer just like you. I am a volunteer project admin.
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