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  • If you transpose 147 to 174, then I'm in. That was my upgrade from 25 to 37 markers. I have also gotten a lot of positive vibes from the YDNA testing. Very helpful results. I am still at a brick wall, but at least I know its the right brick wall. Ditto for mtDNA.

    My original 12 markers was batch 88.




    My fourth cousin was in batch 13. 2001. He did a Y12, mtDNA and three SNP tests. A real pioneer. His kit number is only 3 digits.

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    • Originally posted by mabrams View Post
      If you transpose 147 to 174, then I'm in. That was my upgrade from 25 to 37 markers. I have also gotten a lot of positive vibes from the YDNA testing. Very helpful results. I am still at a brick wall, but at least I know its the right brick wall. Ditto for mtDNA.

      My original 12 markers was batch 88.




      My fourth cousin was in batch 13. 2001. He did a Y12, mtDNA and three SNP tests. A real pioneer. His kit number is only 3 digits.
      Wow! Batch 88? Batch 13 even?

      Amazing! I feel humbled.

      Thanks for posting in this thread. I really do appreciate it.

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      • Actually due to this thread, I began thinking about testers who are approaching the 25 year limit on kits. My 4th cousin from batch 13 passed away a few years ago. So I left a message with his son and grandson (but no response yet). They do not have access to his acct, although one is a Jr in name to my 4th. Best to not wait until the last moment.

        I doubt FTDNA will jettison samples, but is their viability weakening?

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        • Originally posted by mabrams View Post
          Actually due to this thread, I began thinking about testers who are approaching the 25 year limit on kits. My 4th cousin from batch 13 passed away a few years ago. So I left a message with his son and grandson (but no response yet). They do not have access to his acct, although one is a Jr in name to my 4th. Best to not wait until the last moment.

          I doubt FTDNA will jettison samples, but is their viability weakening?
          That's a good question. My own father passed away back in 2018. It's only been four and a half years, but I wonder about his sample with FTDNA (my dad tested with the old Genographic Project, so FTDNA did the testing and has his sample). I don't really need to have a Big Y done on his sample (I've had one done for myself), but I've been thinking of having the mtDNA FGS done. He's already had Family Finder.
          Last edited by Stevo; 24 November 2022, 08:21 AM.

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          • Originally posted by DMac View Post

            They are Americans, that is correct. But, if you click on their Y-Search numbers it'll take you to their pages showing the info they wish to display. They're probably related based on the DNA but each lists a different person as their most distant known ancestor. John b c1695; Thomas b c1730; John b 1763 all born in Wales.

            I just find it interesting that you seem to have an arrow pointing at Wales. Also the fact that for a R1b1 haplogroup member you sure don't seem to have a lot of close matches. You think alien astronauts may have used Wales as a landing site?
            Funny to look back at old posts from nearly 17 years ago. That one above is number 533 in this thread (page 36) and is dated 20 May 2006:

            https://forums.familytreedna.com/for...0923#post40923.

            DMac was onto something I did not realize at the time. The "arrow pointing at Wales" only became bigger and bolder as time went on and Y-DNA testing upgrades progressed. That was one of the main things I learned from Y-DNA testing: that my Y-chromosome line is pretty obviously Welsh.

            I still have not identified my immigrant Y-DNA ancestor, but the Y-DNA evidence strongly points to Wales, and I have at least one pretty solid bit of documentary evidence identifying Wales as the source, as well.

            In his book, A Centennial Biographical History of Crawford County, Ohio (1902), James G. Tobias says of my fifth great grandparents, Augustine Stevens and Sophia Young, that they were "of English and Welsh extraction." Sophia was born in England. Her maiden surname, Young, is not a Welsh surname. That leaves Augustine to supply the Welsh part, and it turns out that Stevens (and its variant, Stephens) is a Welsh surname, from "ap Stephen", which means "son of Stephen".

            This is all stuff I did not know back when I got my first Y-37 results, and stuff I probably never would have known but for DNA testing.

            Thanks, God, and thank you, FTDNA!
            Last edited by Stevo; 27 January 2023, 12:07 PM.

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