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  • #16
    Originally posted by dwmyers View Post
    Just a note because it is important. There is a $39 option to turn on Family Finder for Geno 2.0 transfers. The transfer gives you this option, and it's foolish not to do it, as it's an important reason for transferring to Family Tree in the first place (to put your autosomal data in two places, the Nat Geo scientific database and the Family Tree database).

    The logic is similar to what is discussed here, just that FT can't handle Ancestry autosomal transfers anymore..

    http://www.legalgenealogist.com/2015...-the-dna-buck/

    Once you activate it (I just did), you have access to SNP tests. So the financial incentive I wanted (not having to pay for a STR test to get to SNP tests) now exists via a straightforward activation process.

    What I'd like to see though. I'd like a drop down that allows me to designate relatives. I'd like to be able to claim kit such and such as my father, and I'd like my dad to be able to claim me as my son. I'd like someone that gets a STR match to my father to see that. I'd like someone to gets a autosomal match to me to see that my father has a kit online here.

    I don't want to set up a group, I don't want to manage his account, I just want some sane way to cross connect the data.

    As far as the question of why they haven't done it before, perhaps no one suggested it.

    David.
    You can designate relatives in the family tree, but that is for Family Finder matches only I believe. So I am not really clear on which of you did the Family Finder test but if you test the other one on Family Finder also you can link your dad as your father and when people look at your tree they will see your dad has Y-DNA tested. No offense but none of your matches will care that your dad has Y-DNA tested and most likely any autosomal matches will not come from the direct male lines of both parties anyways.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by dwmyers View Post
      Just a note because it is important. There is a $39 option to turn on Family Finder for Geno 2.0 transfers. The transfer gives you this option, and it's foolish not to do it, as it's an important reason for transferring to Family Tree in the first place (to put your autosomal data in two places, the Nat Geo scientific database and the Family Tree database).

      The logic is similar to what is discussed here, just that FT can't handle Ancestry autosomal transfers anymore..

      http://www.legalgenealogist.com/2015...-the-dna-buck/

      Once you activate it (I just did), you have access to SNP tests. So the financial incentive I wanted (not having to pay for a STR test to get to SNP tests) now exists via a straightforward activation process.

      What I'd like to see though. I'd like a drop down that allows me to designate relatives. I'd like to be able to claim kit such and such as my father, and I'd like my dad to be able to claim me as my son. I'd like someone that gets a STR match to my father to see that. I'd like someone to gets a autosomal match to me to see that my father has a kit online here.

      I don't want to set up a group, I don't want to manage his account, I just want some sane way to cross connect the data.

      As far as the question of why they haven't done it before, perhaps no one suggested it.

      David.
      Actually the more I think about the idea I think it would be kind of neat if we could link our various DNA tests to our family tree similar to what we can do with Family Finder. If I could create a tree and link the various Y-DNA tests and mtDNA tests to my tree and those respective lines lit up showing haplogroup information it would be a win-win for everyone. I have tested quite a few direct male descendants of my ancestors but haven't done Family Finder on many of them it would be nice if that would show in my tree. And for females it would be a way to show the Y-DNA haplogroup for their direct paternal line if they've tested a male relative. I'm not sure how easy it would be to implement but in the family tree I would like to see the various test linking. Maybe for most people it wouldn't be of any use but for those who have tested multiple family member on various tests I think it would be a cool feature.

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      • #18
        In many cases, we have yDNA and atDNA for our menfolk. I linked all the FF kits on my tree and the men with y STR results all show a little extra y-67 tab. This makes me think there may be infrastructure in place for connecting Y data, and that it simply hasn't been implemented yet.

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