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Family Tree DNA Communications
Announcements and New Features
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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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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1,367 7,911
Can you update your myOrigins again?
by McNinja
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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297 4,296
Want to buy a NovaSeq 6000 for sequencing?
by Wahski
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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Last Post: My Story
1,105 13,111
JudyM Coons
My Story
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: Puzzilla
5,550 54,161
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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286 2,791
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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255 2,182
Scientific Papers
For talk of scientific papers on population genetics, archaeology, and anthropology related to DNA and personal ancestry testing.
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351 1,904
The third type (kind) of twins
by dna
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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622 10,119
Genographic Project is shutting down
by Serket
Maternal Lineages (mtDNA)
mtDNA - Genealogy Basics
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226 1,468
Maternal ancestral origins
by ffhound
mtDNA - Haplogroup & Origins Basics
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158 919
mtFull test - Haplogroup states only "H"
by ffhound
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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874 7,068
Romani common mtDNA?
by Kumo163
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
377 4,222
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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659 4,517
Jim Barrett
17 genetic distance in 111 YDNA
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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301 2,451
Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced
Users can exchange information here on Y-DNA testing, results, and questions.
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1,324 12,278
SNP ZS7002 and my match
by Said503
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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278 2,924
Universal Lineage Testing (Autosomal DNA)
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745 5,130
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492 6,593
non-European ancestry?
Family Finder Advanced Topics
Advanced discussion about Family Tree DNA's Family Finder Product.
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2,372 31,051
FTDNA transfers to MyHeritage
by tatals
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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42 375
Understanding x-match
Group Administrators Forums
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Last Post: Sub-group display?
134 774
Jim Barrett
Sub-group display?
Group Administrators - Advanced Chat
Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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Last Post: Catchphrase contest
696 3,346
Catchphrase contest
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285 696
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Last Post: Y Seq tests
353 3,541
Peter Evans
Y Seq tests
C (1/2)
E (75/815)
I (86/617)
O (7/18)
Q (3/5)
R (181/2,084)
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Last Post: V
87 328
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Last Post: Sargent DNA Project
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Sargent DNA Project
Bruce (5/14)
Price (0/0)
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119 763
Which ancient British group?
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Last Post: Batch 543
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Batch 543
Batch Calendar (573/10,903)

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  • massmanute
    non-European ancestry?
    by massmanute

    I have had DNA testing performed by two companies and ethnic ancestry estimates by several companies. Of course, the ethnic ancestry estimates are only very roughly comparable, and I think I have a pretty good general idea of why ethnic ancestry estimates differ from company to company....
    21st November 2019, 05:47 AM
  • McNinja
    Can you update your myOrigins again?
    by McNinja
    For some ethnic groups, the previous version of myOrigins was actually better. And ancient Origins is actually as old as the old myOrigins (and now completely out of date with the latest knowledge in genetic anthropology).

    In either case, the populations and descriptions are now lagging...
    20th November 2019, 06:33 PM
  • cinnamon girl
    by cinnamon girl
    Not sure if this is the correct forum for this but has anyone ever heard of this site? I accessed it through family search. It was through their family history center portal. I logged in and while it showed my the usual grandparents, it was the great great great grandparents that got me. It showed me...
    20th November 2019, 11:46 AM



  • B546846
    X matches
    by B546846
    Can someone tell me what it means when it says X match on one of your matches.
    10th August 2019, 01:35 AM
  • solarius
    The Future of Big Y?
    by solarius
    I realise that FTDNA probably won't be doing anything revolutionary with regards to Big Y for the time being, given how it hasn't even been a year since the jump from Big Y 500 to Big Y 700 was made.

    However after uploading my results to YFull, and realising that I've got over 50 one read...
    5th November 2019, 10:12 AM
  • chormy2014
    My first FTDNA grumble and gripe
    by chormy2014
    For almost a month or more, no matter which browser I use to log in to Family Finder, a message pops up saying the page is unresponsive and I have the choices to wait for it to respond or exit. I've clicked wait but the problem still persists. Please help solve this issue for me. Thank you.
    12th November 2019, 08:39 AM
  • aketilander
    I am considering buying Big Y-700 ... BUT ...
    by aketilander
    In the information it says: "Raw data files are not included. The option to purchase your file will be available for an additional fee after your test is complete" This is a change form how it was before when you could access your raw data files for free. The raw data files are essential for...
    14th November 2019, 08:46 AM
  • Serket
    Genographic Project is shutting down
    by Serket
    I ordered a Genographic Project DNA test on April 17. I don't know when my results were ready, but I finally looked at them on July 31. Either they never sent me an e-mail or it got lost in the sea of other unread e-mails. I couldn't find the "Our Stories" section for finding matches, but...
    2nd August 2019, 01:18 PM