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  • Free Upgrade at Ancestry.com

    This is for current subscribers only (eg already tested at Ancestry.com) so this is not promoting a competitor! If admin feel it is then please remove this post.

    I tested at Ancestry.com before realising FTDNA had more 'experience'!!

    Anyway Ancestry.com is allowing a free upgrade to what appears to be a new autosomal service for the first 2000 who register. You must be a current Ancestry subscriber and must have had a DNA test through Ancestry DNA in the past.
    Last edited by Darren; 6 October 2011, 10:46 PM. Reason: link removed

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    I didn't test with them so I can't see the page, but what kind of autosomal test, STR or SNP?

    (They test ySTRS but not SNPs, so I am not overwhemed with their product range so far.)

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    • #3
      I will try to find out

      Originally posted by Javelin View Post
      I didn't test with them so I can't see the page, but what kind of autosomal test, STR or SNP?

      (They test ySTRS but not SNPs, so I am not overwhemed with their product range so far.)

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      • #4
        Great, thanks! So far the only public autosomal STR matching system I know of is at DNA Fingerprint.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Javelin View Post
          I didn't test with them so I can't see the page, but what kind of autosomal test, STR or SNP?

          (They test ySTRS but not SNPs, so I am not overwhemed with their product range so far.)
          It's 700,000 "markers," so presumably the Illumina chip or something similar.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ann Turner View Post
            It's 700,000 "markers," so presumably the Illumina chip or something similar.
            I did a mtDNA test with Ancestry.com way back in 2008, before I knew about FTDNA and before either FTDNA or 23andMe had released their autosomal test. I have since done the full mtDNA test with FTDNA, as well as FF. I received an email from Ancestry.com yesterday regarding the upgrade, and jumped on it because I wanted to be one of the first 2000. Because I am an adoptee, I will take advantage of every opportunity (within reason) I can, which may help me learn more about my roots. However, I have no plans to leave FTDNA.

            When Ancestry results become available, I will share my experience and opinions with you.

            Judy

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            • #7
              Thanks, I just signed up

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              • #8
                Interesting -- this is yet another reason for FTDNA to make good on their promise to allow for-fee uploads of competitors' autosomal data.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Javelin View Post
                  Interesting -- this is yet another reason for FTDNA to make good on their promise to allow for-fee uploads of competitors' autosomal data.
                  Does anyone else have a autosomal test?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Javelin View Post
                    Great, thanks! So far the only public autosomal STR matching system I know of is at DNA Fingerprint.
                    There are several companies who offer autosomal STR tests.

                    Originally posted by EdwardRHill View Post
                    Does anyone else have a autosomal test?
                    The primary competitor is 23andMe. They have a much larger database, but few of the people who've tested there seem to be interested in genealogy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nathanm View Post
                      There are several companies who offer autosomal STR tests.
                      Yes, but do any of them have a public database for allele comparison except DNA Fingerprint (now owned by FTDNA)?

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                      • #12
                        I have 'heard'

                        It's 700,000 "markers," presumably the SNPs on the Illumina chip or something similar.

                        Thanks Ann

                        Originally posted by Javelin View Post
                        I didn't test with them so I can't see the page, but what kind of autosomal test, STR or SNP?

                        (They test ySTRS but not SNPs, so I am not overwhemed with their product range so far.)

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                        • #13
                          I wonder if they will allow upload of other companies' data as they now do for yDNA and mtDNA?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Javelin View Post
                            I wonder if they will allow upload of other companies' data as they now do for yDNA and mtDNA?
                            If they do, I guess it will be in an attempt to get a larger database than FTDNA and 23andMe by becoming a common ground for autosomal comparison. Which is not good for FTDNA unless they launch their "upload third party autosomal data for a fee" service pretty soon.

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                            • #15
                              I did originally test with them, but it looks as though the free upgrade offer is up....

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