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  • Andy69
    Gedcom upload problem
    by Andy69
    Hi, wonder why it is so hard to FTDNA to fix this same problem, every time I upload new tree it gets jammed and these are not even big trees. I use always stripped down family trees with so few relatives as possible.

    Now the upload is hanging on this almost two days (again). Have to wait...
    26 November 2021, 08:53 AM
  • Gwailo
    Ancient Origins - Time for an update
    by Gwailo
    Wondering if anyone out there knows when we will see new tools/metrics to show relativity of our autosomal dna with various population groups across various periods of history. For me this remains one of the key aspects of dna yet to be discovered through my ftdna journey. It seems like a long time...
    26 November 2021, 05:47 AM
  • KMC1
    by KMC1
    I would appreciate it if someone could shed any light on my ' Y backbone' results.

    After being informed that a haplogroup prediction was not possible from my STRs, a backbone test was carried out and this resulted in F-M89. How generic or general is this and does it mean very much?
    17 November 2021, 07:34 AM