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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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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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Last Post: THANKS!!!
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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 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: ethnic inheritance
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John McCoy
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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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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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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)
mtDNA - Genealogy Basics
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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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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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The X-Chromosome
X-DNA Basics
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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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Last Post: X-DNA bug
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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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  • Jim Barrett
    Family Finder Matches
    by Jim Barrett
    Yesterday I was looking at my Family Finder matches. A message appeared near the top right saying my match list had been updated and I need to reload it. I clicked on the reload button and the match page came up saying I had no Family Finder matches. I checked this morning and it still said I had...
    23 June 2022, 12:36 PM
  • wboyd4422
    Deceased cousin's DNA kit
    by wboyd4422
    I have a distant cousin who together in 2015, we took our DNA tests about the same time. However, he was not really involved with genealogy research, he took the test as a favor for us. Now, with the BigY700 apparent breakthrough, I updated to the Bigy. I am trying to contact my distant cousin, but...
    22 June 2022, 09:42 PM
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    STR haplotype networking and fingerprinting
    by benowicz
    Recently somebody showed me this excellent web utility, Hunter Provyn's STR match finder. To me, it seems like it's mainly billed as a website to help expand the range of STR marker haplotypes available for comparison, but I personally found it more useful as a tutorial in how to properly calculate...
    21 June 2022, 09:55 AM