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Family Tree DNA Communications
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Announcements of changes at Family Tree DNA and to the FTDNA website. This is also for general communications by FTDNA staff.
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Gedmatch bought by Verogen
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Features Requests & Bug Reports Area
This forum is for customers to talk about features they would like to see. It may also be used to report potential website issues and account bugs, though you may get faster service by sending those through the Open a Request feature found in the Customer Service link at the top of the forum page.
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1,378 7,984
Granting access to my kit page
Recreation Room
This is a good place for chatting about off topic subjects and just having fun together. Keep the humor PG13 and things friendly please.
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300 4,312
30 x Whole Genome Sequence for $299
Grumbles & Gripes
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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1,125 13,273
General Interest
DNA and Genealogy for Beginners
Everything you wanted to know about DNA and Genealogy but didn't know where to ask. This board is open to customers and visitors.
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Last Post: In need of help
5,569 54,240
In need of help
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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287 2,794
Adoptees Forum
This is a forum for adoptees and descendants of adoptees to share their research experiences and exchange information as well as tips. This board is open to customers and visitors.
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258 2,204
Looking for birth father
Scientific Papers
For talk of scientific papers on population genetics, archaeology, and anthropology related to DNA and personal ancestry testing.
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Last Post: Privacy
352 1,910
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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624 10,127
Maternal Lineages (mtDNA)
mtDNA - Genealogy Basics
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227 1,474
Maternal ancestral origins
mtDNA - Haplogroup & Origins Basics
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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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Last Post: Heteroplasmy
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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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Last Post: New snp
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New snp
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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307 2,498
Guessing my y haplogroup
Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced
Users can exchange information here on Y-DNA testing, results, and questions.
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1,330 12,297
Understanding morley results
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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Last Post: R-Y879
279 2,928
Universal Lineage Testing (Autosomal DNA)
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751 5,153
using paternal, maternal, both tabs
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497 6,620
Family Finder Advanced Topics
Advanced discussion about Family Tree DNA's Family Finder Product.
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2,376 31,065
John McCoy
Family Finder and the real world
The X-Chromosome
X-DNA Basics
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188 1,236
X-DNA Advanced
Advanced topics about X-Chromosome matching and anthropologic blocks based on SNPs and/or STRs.
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Group Administrators Forums
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135 776
Jim Barrett
Example of Join Invite
Group Administrators - Advanced Chat
Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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699 3,354
Chromosome Matching tool?
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286 696
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Last Post: Y Seq tests
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Peter Evans
Y Seq tests
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Bruce (5/14)
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119 763
Which ancient British group?
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Last Post: Batch 543
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Batch 543
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  • N52189
    Granting access to my kit page
    by N52189
    Is there a way to give someone access to my page that is read only? has what they call a Helper number you give people for this feature, wondering if we have something similar here.
    23rd February 2020, 12:07 PM
  • Uncle Lucifer
    Don't Bother With FTDNA, Use Another Company
    by Uncle Lucifer
    Ordered an upgrade to Big Y 700 on 23 Dec, it was batched same day, #1042, estimated 2/18 to 3/2/2020, which is already an egregiously long turnaround time in its own right.

    In typical FTDNA fashion, they waited until two or three days into the estimated delivery range to update the sample...
    22nd February 2020, 11:39 AM
  • Newnana
    In need of help
    by Newnana
    I have a strong paper genealogy of males in my birth family, and I had a nephew YDNA test at 37 and then at 67 markers to validate (father and brother would not test, nephew is son of the brother). Turns out, there were only 2 birth-family-name matches at 25 genetic distance of 2, none at 37 markers,...
    22nd February 2020, 06:44 AM