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This is a place for free and open grumbling, griping, and venting about anything and everything about DNA, companies, and genealogy that irks you. You may even come here to complain about the Forums and how they are run.
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DNA Success Stories
How DNA helped solve a family brick wall. We encourage you to publish your story here. This board is open to customers and visitors.
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Scientific Papers
For talk of scientific papers on population genetics, archaeology, and anthropology related to DNA and personal ancestry testing.
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The Genographic Project
Do you have results from Genographic? Are you considering testing with them? This board is open to customers and visitors.
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Maternal Lineages (mtDNA)
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mtDNA - Advanced Topics
Users can exchange advanced information here on mtDNA testing, results, and questions. You must register and sign in to view or post in this forum.
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Paternal Lineages (Y-DNA)
BIG Y and SNP Discovery
This area is for talk about BIG Y results.
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Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics
This is an area for those who are new to DNA testing for genealogy can ask about Y-DNA STR based tests and their test results. All may view this forum, but you must register and sign in to post.
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Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics
This forum is for those new to personal ancestry testing on the direct paternal line with Y-DNA SNP tests. All may view this forum, but you must register and sign in to post.
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Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced
Users can exchange information here on Y-DNA testing, results, and questions.
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Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Advanced
Users can talk about SNP based tests such as single SNP testing by Sanger sequencing, Geno 2.0 chip based testing, and next-generation sequencing tests like BIG Y.
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Universal Lineage Testing (Autosomal DNA)
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Family Finder Advanced Topics
Advanced discussion about Family Tree DNA's Family Finder Product.
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X-DNA Advanced
Advanced topics about X-Chromosome matching and anthropologic blocks based on SNPs and/or STRs.
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Group Administrators - Advanced Chat
Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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  • admin
    Poll for Phillips DNA Projects
    by admin
    As most of you know, there are currently two major Phillips DNA Projects. We at Family Tree DNA, believe that it would be in the interest of all parties to have a democratic resolution for the Phillips Projects, one that benefits all the Phillips family researchers, and therefore, to be determined by...
    Merge both projects and have Nancy Kiser as the administrator
    Merge both projects and have Shannon Phillips as the administrator
    Do not merge the projects and leave it as it is
    16 February 2009, 04:42 PM
  • kRt
    Current Y-DNA batch# ?
    by kRt
    What Y-DNA batch numbers have been recently completed? Which batches are 'in progress' with associated start dates? It would be nice to see some kind of progress log. I have mine in batch 721 that wasn't yet completed.
    4 April 2017, 09:35 AM
  • ltd-jean-pull
    Latest Y-700 batches
    by ltd-jean-pull
    Please post your batch if you are waiting for results, and also (if you can drag yourself away from your results for a moment!) update to let us know when your test was completed and which batch. Currently waiting for Batch 919 here.
    22 February 2019, 05:38 PM
  • Sandra L Butler
    Can DNA matches help me find my paternal grandfather?
    by Sandra L Butler
    I have two DNA matches. They share the common surname, ZIEGLER. It took some time to find their connection because one changed his name from ZIEGLER to HALL. Their common ancestor is the grandfather, ELMER ZIEGLER (1887), and the shared DNA between them is 614cM's. I have attached DNA information that...
    23 February 2021, 03:28 PM
  • Ivanc79
    Failed quality control
    by Ivanc79
    I have ordered an upgrade from Y37 to Big Y on November 4th 2020. Deadline for completion of analysis was on 10th of February. I had no notification whatsoever from the FTDNA stuff that something is wrong. Few days after that I contacted the Customer support and found out that my sample have "failed...
    22 February 2021, 05:12 PM