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  • dna
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    Originally posted by Casey J View Post
    I am reading conflicting information about whether or not Y-DNA transfer from 23andMe to ftDNA is possible. Y-DNA, which downloads from 23andMe in SNP format, needs to be converted to the STR format that ftDNA prompts us to manually enter. I am not tech-savvy and using a Mac precludes being able to use tools on y-str.org.

    Is anybody aware of a somebody I can outsource this task to? As a favor or even for a modest donation? I have three Y-DNA profiles for family members currently on 23andMe and I want to avoid paying full price for a whole new battery of tests for them if possible.

    Thanks,
    Casey
    You cannot transfer Y DNA information from 23andMe to FTDNA. You can only use Y DNA SNPs discovered by 23andMe when selecting projects to join and/or selecting further Y DNA SNP tests at FTDNA.

    There is no conversion between SNPs and STRs.

    Please also take a look at the following posts from last week http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=38011, especially posts by user MMaddi.

    W. (Mr.)

    P.S.
    Could you please attach to your post a screenshot that shows FTDNA asking for manual entry of STR values? (Just edit out name and kit number.) Thank you!

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  • MMaddi
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    Originally posted by Casey J View Post
    I am reading conflicting information about whether or not Y-DNA transfer from 23andMe to ftDNA is possible. Y-DNA, which downloads from 23andMe in SNP format, needs to be converted to the STR format that ftDNA prompts us to manually enter. I am not tech-savvy and using a Mac precludes being able to use tools on y-str.org.

    Is anybody aware of a somebody I can outsource this task to? As a favor or even for a modest donation? I have three Y-DNA profiles for family members currently on 23andMe and I want to avoid paying full price for a whole new battery of tests for them if possible.

    Thanks,
    Casey
    It's not possible to do what you're hoping to do.

    SNPs are single nucleotide base (A, C, G, T) locations on the y chromsome. STRs are multiple bases in a row on the y. An STR can consist of 2-5 bases (for instance, GTC) repeated 5-50 times - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micros..._and_Locations.

    Even a two base STR repeated 5 times is 10 bases long. There could be scores of consecutive bases in an STR. Your 23andMe raw data file just does not have this kind of comprehensive information to determine STR counts.

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  • Casey J
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    Y-DNA from 23andMe

    I am reading conflicting information about whether or not Y-DNA transfer from 23andMe to ftDNA is possible. Y-DNA, which downloads from 23andMe in SNP format, needs to be converted to the STR format that ftDNA prompts us to manually enter. I am not tech-savvy and using a Mac precludes being able to use tools on y-str.org.

    Is anybody aware of a somebody I can outsource this task to? As a favor or even for a modest donation? I have three Y-DNA profiles for family members currently on 23andMe and I want to avoid paying full price for a whole new battery of tests for them if possible.

    Thanks,
    Casey

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  • LDC
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    THANK YOU!!

    Thank you all for your wonderful responses!!

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  • prairielad
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    Family Finder is $99

    Family Finder + mtDNA plus - $168

    FF then upgrade to mtDNA plus
    $99, then $69 upgrade - Total $168 (No saving)

    Family Finder + mtDNA full - $298

    FF then upgrade to mtDNA full
    $99, then $199 upgrade - Total $298 (No saving)

    Family Finder + yDNA 37 - $268

    FF then upgrade to yDNA 37
    $99, then $69 upgrade - Total $238 (Save $30)

    Family Finder + yDNA 67 - $367

    FF then upgrade to yDNA 67
    $99, then $238 upgrade - Total $337 (Save $30)

    Family Finder + yDNA 111 - $458

    FF then upgrade to yDNA 111
    $99, then $339 upgrade - Total $438 (Save $20)

    FF then upgrade to yDNA 37, 2nd upgrade to yDNA 67, then 3rd upgrade to yDNA 111
    $99 (intial FF) +$69(yDNA 37 upgrade)+$99 (yDNA 37 to 67 upgrade)+$129 (yDNA 67 to yDNA 111 upgrade) - Total $396 (Save $62*)

    *Downfall is you have to wait lab testing time for each test. Would probably take over 6 months before you received yDNA 111 results.

    Various times throughout the year tests go on Sale or coupon discount codes are given out. Currently I don't believe there is any coupon discount codes for above tests.
    Last edited by prairielad; 24 June 2015, 12:13 AM.

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  • dna
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    Originally posted by LDC View Post
    3. Is there a discount for purchasing multiple kits at once?
    No.

    In general, the best discounts are promotions. For example, last week there was one for 15% off, except for Family Finder that was $10 off (I think).

    W. (Mr.)

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  • prairielad
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    Originally posted by LDC View Post
    I've been searching the site and the forums but am not finding what I'm looking for... please forgive if this is repetitive.

    1. Can you upgrade a family finder (autosomal) test to do Y-DNA or mtDNA test without submitting a new swab? I think YES but I want to double-check.
    yes, as long as it was not an Ancestry or 23andme transfer.
    Transfers require a test kit to be mailed out for sample collection

    Originally posted by LDC View Post
    2.a) Is there a discount when upgrading from autosomal to Y or mt? If yes, what is it? Is there a code?
    yes, an upgrade gives you $30 off yDNA test.

    But not on mtDNA tests.

    No code is needed for upgrade. Just click on upgrade button on your account home page.

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  • LDC
    started a topic Test Upgrades & Pricing Questions

    Test Upgrades & Pricing Questions

    I've been searching the site and the forums but am not finding what I'm looking for... please forgive if this is repetitive.

    1. Can you upgrade a family finder (autosomal) test to do Y-DNA or mtDNA test without submitting a new swab? I think YES but I want to double-check.

    2.a) Is there a discount when upgrading from autosomal to Y or mt? If yes, what is it? Is there a code?

    b) Is there a discount when upgrading Y or mt? I've been looking but can't figure it out. I am wondering if I can purchase a family finder now and get the full Y later on at a discounted price? Or if it will be better/cheaper to get the FF and Y from the start? And, again, what is the discount? Is there a code?

    3. Is there a discount for purchasing multiple kits at once?

    4.a) Is the return shipping fee ($9.98, I believe) added to each kit after the purchase price?

    b) Is that different that the shipping fee to get the kit(s) to me to begin with?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by LDC; 23 June 2015, 07:37 PM. Reason: added 4th Question
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