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  • lc0
    Autosomal STR
    by lc0
    I know FF is autosomal SNP, but I hope that asking a question about autosomal STR tests is not off-topic, even if not strictly FF.

    So the thing is that I have two persons for both of which are taken autosomal STR tests, i.e., alelle values for a (subset of=) chromosomes with STR genetic...
    12 April 2021, 05:49 PM
  • Lansleyd
    Arriving ancestor 1580
    by Lansleyd
    A careful paper trail of my MGM line has “ended” in a quiet coastal corner of Norrth Lincolnshire in c.1580
    They were Sears in London but Sirre back then.
    Sirre is not English
    would a FF test help to pin down which continental country they originated? And if so who should test?
    11 April 2021, 06:25 AM
  • John McCoy
    Faulty FTDNA survey
    by John McCoy
    Just got an email from FTDNA asking me to complete a short survey. It turned out to be about FTDNA expanding into the "wellness" industry based on DNA. Unfortunately, toward the end of the survey, there was a question that could not be completed except by checking "extremely interested",...
    9 April 2021, 02:31 PM



  • Stevo
    A DF41+ Stevens/Stephens Group
    by Stevo
    I belong to a Stevens/Stephens family group that has tested DF41+ (P312>L21>DF13>DF41) and is part of a haplotype cluster with the following distinctive marker values: 390=23; 385=11-11; 447<=24; 464b=16; 534<=14; 413a<=22. The following values are also usually found in the cluster...
    6 December 2013, 06:30 AM
  • 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, 08:35 AM
  • Stevo
    Single Grave Corded Ware R1b-L51?
    by Stevo
    Recently the author of the Eurogenes blog, who has the inside track with the professionals who do ancient dna, said that a paper is coming soon that shows that Single Grave Corded Ware was R1b-L51. This makes sense, because the L21+ Beaker men from Olalde et al were very Corded Ware-like (L21 is downstream...
    12 July 2020, 08:29 AM
  • Stevo
    Where did R1b-L51 and its subclades come from?
    by Stevo
    Probably most of you know that R1b-L51 has been found in ancient Corded Ware samples from SE Poland, Germany, and from Switzerland. Check out the new video from David Reich, especially at around 45:00 and after. Reich says he can show that Corded Ware was descended from Yamnaya, because now they are...
    5 March 2021, 03:06 PM
  • bossen1
    My heritage on the male side
    by bossen1
    My grandfather was Carl Oskar Nilsson, born 1896 in the small town of Varberg in Sweden. His mother was Alma Olivia Johansson, born 1862 in the same place. She was married to a man with name Johan Nilsson from the same town. This Johan Nilsson is registrated in the official records as beeing the father...
    29 March 2021, 04:10 AM