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Old 28th November 2007, 10:41 AM
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Upgrading Oxford Matrilne test to FT Full MtDNA Test

Hi, before I found out that Family Tree offered the MtDNA Full Sequence Test, I purchased OxfordAncestor's Matrilne Test.
I want to have the most detailed MtDNA test done, so...
If I wanted to upgrade my Oxford Matrline Test to Famliy Tree's MtDNA Full Sequence test, do I have any money saving options, or do I have to completely redo everything by purchasing the FamilyTree MtDNA full sequence test?
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Old 28th November 2007, 11:09 AM
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I don't think there exist any special pricing. The two main companies that do full mtdna tests are FTDNA (currently $495) and Argusbio.com (currently $450). I have used them both.

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Old 28th November 2007, 12:11 PM
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Hi, before I found out that Family Tree offered the MtDNA Full Sequence Test, I purchased OxfordAncestor's Matrilne Test.
I want to have the most detailed MtDNA test done, so...
If I wanted to upgrade my Oxford Matrline Test to Famliy Tree's MtDNA Full Sequence test, do I have any money saving options, or do I have to completely redo everything by purchasing the FamilyTree MtDNA full sequence test?
You are not the only one who made that mistake. I notice another of your posts where you were inquiring about upgrading your Y analysis as well. I used OA for both Y and mtDNA and felt like kicking myself very hard when I came across FTDNA a few days after I placed my order with OA. Not only did I pay an enormous price for very little (in comparison to FTDNA) but they even got my mtDNA haplogroup wrong and didn't answer any of my queries in relation to my suspicion that they had got my haplogroup wrong either.

While FTDNA do have options to upgrade to HVS-II and 37 Y markers from OA alone, it is just about the same price to start from scratch and get the Y-DNA37+mtDNAPlus, particularly if you join a project and get a further reduction (price around $339). If you want full mtDNA and Y-67, then the price is $839 but you may get some reduction through joining a project. I had full mtDNA done for about $360 through the U5 project.
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Old 29th November 2007, 06:04 AM
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Thanks. I was hoping a less expensive upgrade to Family Tree's Full sequence MtDNA test would be possible using my Oxford Ancestor Matriline test. But I suppose it is not. At least I feel a bit consoled by the fact that I am not the only one who made the error of purchasing from OA before I found out about FT's.
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Old 13th December 2007, 08:58 AM
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Thanks. I was hoping a less expensive upgrade to Family Tree's Full sequence MtDNA test would be possible using my Oxford Ancestor Matriline test. But I suppose it is not. At least I feel a bit consoled by the fact that I am not the only one who made the error of purchasing from OA before I found out about FT's.
I also went with OA, as a complete ignoramus about genetic genealogy, before I discovered FTDNA, but I don't really regret that. OA should maybe use more of the standard terminology when reporting results, but their use of haplogroup nicknames like Ossian, Ursula, Jasmine etc. is quite reassuring for "newbies" who might be frightened off by too much jargon. And Bryan Sykes's three books on the subject are an easy read for the non-specialist.

As regards mtDNA specifically, OA test only the HVR1 region, and in my case my 069 and 126 confirmed that I am a "Jasmine". My other mutations don't place me firmly in either the Land or Oceanic category, so I'm what the other labs. would call J*.

FTDNA have just reported my HVR2 results, and I have another 10 mutations in that region, which of course gives me more leverage when comparing my mtDNA results to others on the databases. FTDNA have found 9 matches for me, but on Sorenson I now have 115. I've been looking again at a woman who matches me on mitosearch 6/6 on the HVR1 region. Now that I've got my HVR2 results, I see that she matches me 9/10 there, or rather, she matches me 9/9 and I have an extra mutation that she doesn't have. I'm currently trying to contact her.

So, yes, the more of your mtDNA that you have tested, the better in the long run!

Harry
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Old 14th December 2007, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Hando
Hi, before I found out that Family Tree offered the MtDNA Full Sequence Test, I purchased OxfordAncestor's Matrilne Test.
I want to have the most detailed MtDNA test done, so...
If I wanted to upgrade my Oxford Matrline Test to Famliy Tree's MtDNA Full Sequence test, do I have any money saving options, or do I have to completely redo everything by purchasing the FamilyTree MtDNA full sequence test?
Marianne
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I too tested as a newbie with OA over a year ago not realizing I would get only the first 400 mutations on HRV1. This cost me about $ 380. Shortly after that I looked at FTDNA and realized my mistake. I then did the full genome sequences on mtDNA known as FGS for $ 495. I received HVR1 and HVR2 mutations plus my CR differences from CRS that gave me nine mutations. This full genome testing moved me from haplogroup H to haplogroup H1a1. I had to start over from OA to FTDNA. I figure I lost money by testing with OA. I am very happy that FTDNA gave me my full mtDNA results and now I am in the right haplogroup H1a1. Full results is the best way to go in my opinion.
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Old 16th December 2007, 01:45 AM
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Thanks for the valuable input.
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Old 5th January 2008, 11:17 PM
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I got my Oxford Ancestors MtDNA results today. I am descended from Sachi.
My MtDNA Code is 164 172 1821 1831 189 223 362
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Old 6th January 2008, 10:50 PM
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I never understood OA's funny names. I believe this could be what everybody else calls haplogroup D, but I'm not really sure. Did they give any other information?

cacio
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Old 7th January 2008, 11:00 AM
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I never understood OA's funny names. I believe this could be what everybody else calls haplogroup D, but I'm not really sure. Did they give any other information?

cacio
Hi Cacio, believe it or not, no I didnt get any other info. And you are the first person to inform me that this could be halpogroup D.
But at least I know what my maternal ancestor was called in her day.
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