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  • AndrewS
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    (I did eventually get mtDNA results, on Friday.)

    Originally posted by N21163 View Post
    Dr. McDonald is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois. Dr. McDonald has developed Biogeographical Analysis software that is currently more accurate than what Family Finder has. His service is complimentary.
    People send him their Family Finder raw data via email [email protected]

    You will get a response within a few days normally. He has some further information posted on a blog site
    http://dna-explained.com/2012/09/09/...ical-analysis/
    Mr. Mc Donald said,
    "I am being swamped by requests for BGA analyses. I simply can no longer
    accomodate all these requests. I am, at least for a while, going to continue
    providing them free, if people will limit themselves to sending only
    “important” ones. These include adoptees looking for answers and people
    whose commercial analyses provide strange answers to whether they have
    Native American, African or Jewish ancestry. Note that the new 23andme “Ancestry
    Composition” is, on a “continent” level, essentially as good as my system.
    FTDNA and Ancestry are much less accurate and if you tested with them
    and they missed expected small bits, I still can take a look. If you are
    Afro-(Euro)American and FTDNA said you are part Eastern European, I’ll
    check that. Try to describe the question you need answered.

    I am still looking for special people to test as comparisons, mostly
    people with Native American not from Central America.

    In particular, I really can’t keep up with requests from essentially 100% European
    people unless they have special questions such as possible Jewish or Roma.
    Also, if you have parents their children, please send only parents. Some people
    have sent me large numbers of files. If these people send more, I can look at them
    only if they have bery very special needs.

    Finally, if you got my address from some Web forum, please copy
    the above occasionally, as I do not frequent these."

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  • saudi arabia
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    Originally posted by AndrewS View Post
    I am just now learning that microalleles are useful in determining near range genealogy.

    Is there a particular panel, which I should request, or should I request all, which are avaliable, in the interest of thoroughness?
    me and my brother have 111/111 but he have microallele and i dont have it

    and my cousin is 66/67 from us and he also dont have

    but another match who is 107/111 from me and my brother have the microallele that my brother have !!!


    whats wrong ? does the old tests like me an my cousin have this value but they was not butting it before 2012

    or is that match and my brother closest ?

    from what i see all j1 have microallele at DYS458 =0.2 except the old test like mine

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  • AndrewS
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    Originally posted by N21163 View Post
    If FTDNA are not able to yield a result from your sample they will run the test again. A bad sample would fail to produce a result.
    Have received results?
    They set a deadline, which has passed four times, now, I believe.

    No HVR2 results, as of yet.

    I mainly found this confusing, because they might have told me the results would be back in four to five months, to begin with.

    What seems to be normal?

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  • AndrewS
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    I am just now learning that microalleles are useful in determining near range genealogy.

    Is there a particular panel, which I should request, or should I request all, which are avaliable, in the interest of thoroughness?

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  • N21163
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    Originally posted by vinnie View Post
    FTDNA is supposed to be releasing micro-allele data one of these days. No, you don't have to pay for an upgrade to get them. Give the office a call with the markers you're interested in, and perhaps they'll be able to help you; they helped me.
    Thanks for the info vinnie

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  • AndrewS
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    Glad I asked. Thank you both very much.

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  • vinnie
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    Originally posted by AndrewS View Post
    I ordered the 67 marker test on yDNA. Panels 1-67 have values. There are no microalleles, perhaps available if I pay for an upgrade.
    FTDNA is supposed to be releasing micro-allele data one of these days. No, you don't have to pay for an upgrade to get them. Give the office a call with the markers you're interested in, and perhaps they'll be able to help you; they helped me.

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  • N21163
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    Originally posted by AndrewS View Post
    I ordered the 67 marker test on yDNA. Panels 1-67 have values.

    There are no microalleles, perhaps available if I pay for an upgrade.

    I ordered mtDNA plus.

    The due date on this has been moved 3 times, I think. About a month, each time. No entries, yet.

    I see an interesting list of percentages in your forum signatures. Will I see the same thing, under my name, when my testing is complete?
    The mtDNA tests do take some time and I recall there were significant delays with my results for the FMS.

    The percentages that I, and other people, have in the signature are from further analysis of the Family Finder autosomal test at FTDNA.

    If you have results for this there are a few free tests you can run through gedmatch.com and there has been a fair amount of discussion on the forums here.

    The "PF" results are from the Population Finder in the Family Finder test. These percentages are designed to show you the top 2-4 regions that your autosomal dna matches. For some this is surprising and others it (like myself) affirms family lore.

    Dr. McDonald is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois. Dr. McDonald has developed Biogeographical Analysis software that is currently more accurate than what Family Finder has. His service is complimentary.
    People send him their Family Finder raw data via email [email protected]

    You will get a response within a few days normally. He has some further information posted on a blog site
    http://dna-explained.com/2012/09/09/...ical-analysis/

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  • AndrewS
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    Originally posted by N21163 View Post
    Have received results? If so are you puzzled by them?
    I ordered the 67 marker test on yDNA. Panels 1-67 have values.

    There are no microalleles, perhaps available if I pay for an upgrade.

    I ordered mtDNA plus.

    The due date on this has been moved 3 times, I think. About a month, each time. No entries, yet.

    I see an interesting list of percentages in your forum signatures. Will I see the same thing, under my name, when my testing is complete?

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  • N21163
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    Originally posted by AndrewS View Post
    My mtDNA results keep getting put off a month.

    Can ambiguous results be due to a bad sample?

    If FTDNA are not able to yield a result from your sample they will run the test again. A bad sample would fail to produce a result.
    Have received results? If so are you puzzled by them?
    Perhaps consider posting your results and adding any questions you may have or consult the FAQ section of the FTDNA website: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/

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  • AndrewS
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    Is it appropriate to request a re-test?

    My mtDNA results keep getting put off a month.

    Can ambiguous results be due to a bad sample?

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