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    Has anyone who tested MtDNA at SMGF, within the last 18 months or so, seen their results posted on the SMGF website before paying for them on Genetree? I am very suspicious that my mother's results will not be posted until I pay the Genetree fee and that upsets me. I know the results are available at Genetree and have been for months. Her DNA was submitted to SMGF at least 18 months ago and still no results posted on the site. I wrote to SMGF 3 months ago and they told me it takes awhile for them to post results on their site as they do not charge but since Genetree charges they can do it quicker than SMGF. Any thoughts?

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    Just spoke to SMGF

    Originally posted by Cats
    Has anyone who tested MtDNA at SMGF, within the last 18 months or so, seen their results posted on the SMGF website before paying for them on Genetree? I am very suspicious that my mother's results will not be posted until I pay the Genetree fee and that upsets me. I know the results are available at Genetree and have been for months. Her DNA was submitted to SMGF at least 18 months ago and still no results posted on the site. I wrote to SMGF 3 months ago and they told me it takes awhile for them to post results on their site as they do not charge but since Genetree charges they can do it quicker than SMGF. Any thoughts?
    Just spoke with SMGF the other day. They said they were behind in posting results but have a big batch that will be posted soon. Just keep checking their web

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    • #3
      Cats,

      I have a friend who sent them a sample in Nov. 2006. His mtDNA results have been posted for some time. I do know they haven't updated their database since Jan. 28, 2008.

      If GeneTree can see the results they must be in SMGF's database which means you should be able to find them also.

      If you'll e-mail the ancestor information you sent them I'll see if I can find your results. [email protected]

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      • #4
        Smgf

        Originally posted by Jim Barrett
        Cats,

        I have a friend who sent them a sample in Nov. 2006. His mtDNA results have been posted for some time. I do know they haven't updated their database since Jan. 28, 2008.

        If GeneTree can see the results they must be in SMGF's database which means you should be able to find them also.

        If you'll e-mail the ancestor information you sent them I'll see if I can find your results. [email protected]
        From what I understand Genetree can not see the results. They have to request them from SMGF. GeneTree told me it would take a few weeks.

        SMGF told me that if I got a letter from Gentree means that there was no problem with SMGF extracting my DNA. They told me that Gentree will have access to the reocrds before SMGF posts them. They did tell me they were way behind and had this big batch of results that will be uploaded and available soon. She may be in that batch.

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        • #5
          Cats, I posted my uncles test to SMGF in Oct 2006.
          I have an account at Genetree for my mtDNA tested at FTDNA. Last week I did a surname search and found my uncles mtDNA was listed.
          I just have to wait for the SMGF update to see the results, as I cant transfer his results to Genetree.
          Hang in there, they will have to update soon.

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          • #6
            I think my concern about SMGF not posting results that people participate to get a free DNA analysis ( I have results from FTDNA). SMGF then takes over 19 months to post results. They entice people to pay money in order to get thier results in a timely manner from Genetree. I think it is deceptive. Their database is huge due to the fact that people see a win win situation for both SMGF and themselves. Now SMGF and now Genetree are the ones that get the most out of it. I am suspicious that they are purposely not posting the results so that people pay Genetree instead. That is how they end up making money.

            Linda

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            • #7
              Jim

              Thanks for offering to look up my stuff. I am on vacation in the library for internet access. I will take you up on your kind offer when I return. Thank you.

              Linda

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              • #8
                I believe my Mtdna results are on Sorenson's site. I got a glimpse of my last name on the list... but their website has been inaccessible since then. Are there any tips for viewing/extracting the results from the site - once it's functioning again?

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                • #9
                  Smgf

                  Originally posted by RegRiv
                  I believe my Mtdna results are on Sorenson's site. I got a glimpse of my last name on the list... but their website has been inaccessible since then. Are there any tips for viewing/extracting the results from the site - once it's functioning again?
                  I used it last week and you are right, it is now not working.

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                  • #10
                    To answer the OP I have had my mtDNA results and y-DNA results on SMGF for quite a while (and tested within 18 months). My father's results have been expanded as a result of the update a few days ago. So I don't think there is a conspiracy, in fact I have been very happy with the speed from this essentially free service!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rivergirl
                      Cats, Hang in there, they will have to update soon.
                      I got the email about the update and finally found my mothers DNA after 18 months!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rivergirl
                        Cats, I posted my uncles test to SMGF in Oct 2006.
                        I have an account at Genetree for my mtDNA tested at FTDNA. Last week I did a surname search and found my uncles mtDNA was listed.
                        I just have to wait for the SMGF update to see the results, as I cant transfer his results to Genetree.
                        Hang in there, they will have to update soon.

                        I don't know about hanging in there, six years after my test, still no mtDNA data. I am starting to lose faith.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FredSpringer
                          I don't know about hanging in there, six years after my test, still no mtDNA data. I am starting to lose faith.
                          >

                          My lst email to SMGF said if they weren't posted in 2 years they would try and find out why. However, if I were you I would have them redone AND pursue the location of the other test if they can still find any trace of it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FredSpringer
                            I don't know about hanging in there, six years after my test, still no mtDNA data. I am starting to lose faith.
                            6 years is an awful time to wait. Did you get your yDNA?
                            Have you emailed SMGF at any stage to ask what is going on.
                            I know I never actually got a answer to if they had my kit, or if it got through the lab ok, just the advice to wait until the next udate.
                            But after 6 years I'd be of the opinion that the kit failed in the lab.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FredSpringer
                              six years
                              Yes I would also say it has been lost. The only other thing I could suggest is did you try searching with a number of different surnames up the maternal line. If they made a typo with the surname you have been searching for then you would never find it!

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