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  • #76
    This is great, sounds like Batch 602 and some 603 are coming in so unless there was a problem with the sample, I should be looking to get my dads in 2 weeks time!

    Now I'm wondering how of you who have posted on this thread and got results are now in my new matches!!!

    If anyone has John Maurice Sullivan then I got a match in the 2nd to 4th Range!!!!

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    • #77
      I'm still waiting for FF results in batch 603. It's said "1-2 weeks" for 2.5 weeks now. Just moments ago, though, the "1-2 weeks" disappeared. Under "Expected," it now says, "1/22/2015-02/05/2015"

      Is FTDNA changing to a date range, instead of a number-of-weeks range?

      I'm not sure I care, because I feel like the results will come when they come. It's like waiting for a baby to be born. I'm just curious if anyone else is seeing this change.

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      • #78
        Randomgenie

        that must have only changed in the last few hours because I checked my dads kit earlier on today and it was 1-2 weeks now its saying
        FamilyFinder 604 01/29/2015 - 02/12/2015

        They used to this up to about May Last year..

        Funnily enough waiting for a baby was easaier, when I was waiting on my results last year my results were due in about 4 weeks before my baby was due and my baby came first!!!

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        • #79
          Originally posted by RandomGenie View Post
          I'm still waiting for FF results in batch 603. It's said "1-2 weeks" for 2.5 weeks now. Just moments ago, though, the "1-2 weeks" disappeared. Under "Expected," it now says, "1/22/2015-02/05/2015"

          Is FTDNA changing to a date range, instead of a number-of-weeks range?
          Looks like it. Mine is now giving a date range too but it's still the same length of time they were estimating before (5-7 weeks). I was actually wondering why they didn't give a date range because the previous method meant updating it every week or so. A date range is more static and doesn't need updating.

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          • #80
            Me too

            However I find it curious that 1-2 weeks became 1-2 weeks from today's date, not 1-2 weeks from last Sunday when the estimate last changed. Are they going to shift dates every midnight? And then drop them seven days on Sunday?

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            • #81
              Originally posted by Germanica View Post
              I was actually wondering why they didn't give a date range because the previous method meant updating it every week or so.
              I'm not so sure about that. I've had tests that say "1-2 weeks" for four months!

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              • #82
                I nearly had a heart attack, I logged into my kit in Batch 605 and it said due 2nd April 2015!

                Then I realised that the United States does the dates backward and it was saying 4th Feb 2015.

                It's a different format but I don't think anything has materially changed. My Y-67 in batch 599 shows first panel overdue and the rest with dates in the next several weeks, but of course it will come when it comes.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by larzus View Post
                  Then I realised that the United States does the dates backward and it was saying 4th Feb 2015.
                  Too funny!

                  Even though I am in the US I have done so much European Genealogy that I am used too Day/Month/Year and sometimes have to look twice when looking at US records

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                  • #84
                    I prefer day, letter month, year such as 23 Jan 2015 as this is unambiguous and easy to focus on. The only difficulty is then with other languages with different letters. However, this is a translation problem and, I think, less likely to cause errors (or heart attacks ... ).
                    Last edited by MikeP; 23 January 2015, 09:50 AM. Reason: attempt at humor added ...

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by MikeP View Post
                      I prefer day, letter month, year such as 23 Jan 2015 as this is unambiguous and easy to focus on.
                      Yeah, I always use the letter month in my tree so there's no confusion. But when organizing my digital photos into folders by the date they were shot, naming folders numerically YYYY-MM-DD is the only way they will be ordered chronologically.

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                      • #86
                        yyyy-mm-dd format is the only one universally understood. Although it may look too geeky to some.

                        I am trying to stick to it regardless of language used.

                        W.

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                        • #87
                          I know this thread got a little hijacked but I have to respond to this.

                          If someone from any country, any language, asked someone else when they were born. They would not say (for example) 23 Jan 2015. The person would answer Jan 23, 2015 not matter what language.

                          The system in genealogy and all across the board formats should be 1/23/2015. That's plain in any language. It should be the standerd. If a person's day of birth is the 1st day of the month until the 12th day of the month, it could be written 1/12/2015 or 12/1/2015. That's very confusing.
                          Last edited by Tenn4ever; 23 January 2015, 03:37 PM.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Tenn4ever View Post
                            The system in genealogy and all across the board formats should be 1/23/2015.
                            Problem being is you can't change history and if you view many of the old parish records in various countries, particularly those in Europe, what do you see?

                            This has been the standard for many many years and is carried forward through today throughout much of the world far outnumbering the other.

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                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Tenn4ever View Post
                              I know this thread got a little hijacked but I have to respond to this.

                              If someone from any country, any language, asked someone else when they were born. They would not say (for example) 23 Jan 2015. The person would answer Jan 23, 2015 not matter what language. [----]
                              Clearly I know a different language set than you do Try your experiment in Central Europe Moreover, in some Slavic languages, the construct January 23 would not occur in the spoken language, unless someone would be using an elaborate construct along the lines: I was born in the year 2015, in January, on the 23rd day of the month (or in January, on the 23rd day of the month). I was born on the 23rd day of January, or on the 23rd of January are the usual constructs (adding a year does not change anything).

                              Even in the English speaking Universe, January 23rd would not be the only response.

                              W.

                              P.S.
                              I do not know when and why the format used throughout Europe the 23rd day of January in the year of our Lord 2015 got transformed into January 23rd, 2015. I am imagining that Henry VIII wanted to distance his country from the old habits.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Tenn4ever View Post
                                I know this thread got a little hijacked but I have to respond to this.

                                If someone from any country, any language, asked someone else when they were born. They would not say (for example) 23 Jan 2015. The person would answer Jan 23, 2015 not matter what language.
                                Actually, my British husband would say the 23rd of January, not January 23rd. I lived in England for 8 years, this is standard there in my experience.

                                The system in genealogy and all across the board formats should be 1/23/2015. That's plain in any language. It should be the standerd. If a person's day of birth is the 1st day of the month until the 12th day of the month, it could be written 1/12/2015 or 12/1/2015. That's very confusing.
                                Why should our system of MM/DD/YYYY be the standard when the vast majority of the world uses DD/MM/YYYY?

                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country

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