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  • 'My Matches' tab explanation?

    Could someone please explain what the purpose of the 'My Matches' tab by the Y-Haplotree page is? The underlined haplogroup links on the results page don't seem to do anything. Anyone else puzzled?

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    I had asked the same question or sort of same question. It took a while to get an answer but I got a good one from "efgen" I hope this helps.

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    The Haplotree "My Matches" page is simply a listing of your 12-marker matches (exact through GD=4) in the FTDNA database who have been SNP-tested.

    Both backbone-tested and deep-clade-tested matches are listed. Also, if someone did a deep-clade test a year or two ago and didn't do the deep-clade "extended" test to get new downstream SNPs that have been added to the tree since, they will still be listed with their original deep-clade result.

    So this page can be used to see why you have the haplogroup prediction that you do, or what your subclade might be if you had the deep-clade test. Of course, keep in mind that 12-marker matches can actually be in different subclades -- especially those in R1b1b2 -- which is why FTDNA often can't predict deeper than the backbone haplogroup.

    Elise
    Last edited by EdwardRHill; 17 February 2011, 07:53 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by EdwardRHill View Post
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      "Her" reply

      Elise

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      • #4
        Underlined links, but go nowhere?

        Thanks for your explanation/s. Still, do you know why the haplogroups appear to be underlined links, but go nowhere?

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        • #5
          I wondered that to Hopefully she can answer that

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          • #6
            Originally posted by on_the_edge View Post
            Thanks for your explanation/s. Still, do you know why the haplogroups appear to be underlined links, but go nowhere?
            If I remember correctly, they used to link to a brief description of the haplogroup at the bottom of the page, but FTDNA seems to have removed that. So they should probably remove the hyperlinks

            Elise

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