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    Is anyone, like me, still awaiting results of this batch?

    The estimated date was 17th May. I have heard nothing.

    I was not very prompt to return my sample kit, additionally I think it may have got delayed by the volcanic ash cloud here in Europe.

    So, I'm not really surprised the results didn't make the due date.

    I'm reasonably patient, but starting to wonder if FTDNA ever even received the sample.

    I wrote to them, using "contact us", a few days ago, but never received a reply to that either.

    I've just mailed them again.

    It would be nice to know I'm not the only one in this position. I don't mind waiting, if quite a few people still are. But if the kit has got lost, I need them to send me another.

  • #2
    What results are you waiting for?

    I have yet to receive any of my mtDNA results, "Due to the overwhelming number of full mtDNA sequence orders received in the past months"...

    But I have already received my Y-DNA and Family Finder results, weeks before the given due date of May 24.

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    • #3
      Family Finder (hence post in the Family Finder forum )

      I think something's gone wrong, but can't get anyone at FTDNA to answer my mail.

      I'm in England, so don't want to be phoning Texas about it!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tmason View Post
        Family Finder (hence post in the Family Finder forum )

        I think something's gone wrong, but can't get anyone at FTDNA to answer my mail.

        I'm in England, so don't want to be phoning Texas about it!
        I don't think you're the only one who is still waiting for results in this batch --> http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=19633

        I probably would have suggested calling Texas, but I don't think you'll get anything more than a pat answer.
        Last edited by gijoeinfinity; 3 June 2010, 06:17 PM.

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        • #5
          Hmmm.

          Many got the results ages ago. Seems there were a few latecomers, like me, who haven't got it yet, but some of those were assigned new dates.

          My due date hasn't changed: still sitting there at 17th May. No news at all.

          I checked my results page, just in case they were in, but they forgot to tell me. Nothing.

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          • #6
            Despite my general sense of malaise with the (lack of) help given by (first-level) phone support - and I'm sure it isn't much different than email support - I would still call and demand an explanation. With email, it's likely your message was put into a queue and is buried underneath a heaping heap of other email complaining about lesser issues... with highest priority given to the one that was received first. This is especially true if the company is understaffed in the customer service department (which is probably the case with FTDNA). With the phone, at least you get a chance to *bargain* your particular issue above the priorities of others. It sounds as if your question is deserving more attention, especially since you haven't received any kind of response from them telling you why your results has been weeks late.

            If you do call, emphasize how you've already sent email twice and haven't received any response. Let them know that you are unsatisfied with their seemingly lethargic attention to customer service.

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            • #7
              Let me re-comment, you probably won't have to "bargain" as I mentioned above if you call... phoning (over emailing) is just a better way at getting a quicker reply.

              Ignore my slightly (off-topic) rant above.

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              • #8
                My FF test was in batch 354, due date 17 May. No results yet either.
                They had to send a 2nd kit to me (in Australia) for more sample. It took a while for me to send it back, as I was didnt get to the post office for a while.
                My personal page still says 17 May for the due date, I never had an updated due date and am just presuming they got the kit.
                I think I sent it about 5 weeks ago. Im quessing it will be a few more weeks yet.

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                • #9
                  I just went into check if my due date had changed and found my results have come in.
                  Only one match, but we have an Irish and an English surname in common and another English town in common.

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                  • #10
                    Batch 352

                    I was in batch 352 and due date 05/03. After I did not get any results and the date was not revised I got a different excuse this time:

                    I can confirm that the lab is currently running your Family Finder test. There was a delay at the lab caused by a problem with one of the machines. The lab has corrected this. We should see your results by the first part of June. I apologize for the inconvenience this delay has caused.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rivergirl View Post
                      I just went into check if my due date had changed and found my results have come in.
                      Only one match, but we have an Irish and an English surname in common and another English town in common.

                      Congrats

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rainbow View Post
                        Congrats
                        Cheers Elizabeth,

                        I had 17 matches today, all going back to Ireland or the England.
                        Best match was abt 5 at 4th cousins, others are 5th cousin or more distant.
                        Ive found a few common surnames and several counties/towns of common ground.
                        I think most matches will be over 300 hundred years ago.

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                        • #13
                          Awaiting batch 354

                          due 5/17 behind three weeks.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks, everyone.

                            FTDNA finally answered me.

                            They claim they only received the samples last week (Hmmm, I predicted there could have been a delay, but didn't expect that long).

                            They say it's a 6-8 week lead time from then, so looks like July now, at the earliest.

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                            • #15
                              Batch 354

                              I'm in batch 354 also. My May 17 became June 4 and is now July 2.


                              To check your test status, go to http://www.familytreedna.com/

                              Log into your account

                              Under my account, click on Pending Lab Results

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