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  • It would see a reasonable thing to do.

    Originally posted by nolnacsj View Post
    I for one, hope FTDNA leaves our Affy results "somewhere" where we can still access them and use them in conjunction with different FTDNA features.

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    • Originally posted by dwight View Post
      It would see a reasonable thing to do.
      It would be reasonable but it does not seem that FTDNA is going to be reasonable.

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      • Originally posted by dwight View Post
        It would see a reasonable thing to do.
        I read earlier in this thread that the cost of maintaining two different systems on their webpages and backend is something they don't want.

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        • FTDNA could post the Affymetricals on Google docs perhaps if they're fed up with them? There's no charge!

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          • Originally posted by royfarnol View Post
            FTDNA could post the Affymetricals on Google docs perhaps if they're fed up with them? There's no charge!
            Too many privacy issues with that.

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            • Originally posted by k.o.gran View Post
              I read earlier in this thread that the cost of maintaining two different systems on their webpages and backend is something they don't want.
              How expensive would that be?

              I do not think that is the reason.

              Where did you read that?

              I have been in contact with FTDNA administrators and they say it is because the Omni data is more accurate.

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              • Its not really cost or accuracy... the actual reason they are removing the Affy has to do with the fact that they do not support Affy anymore. There's a whole lot of reasons they don't support Affy but they'll have to answer that.

                I think they are just waiting for all the tests to really be completed. Some came in yesterday so its now less than 114 to be completed - but not sure how many are still out there, if any.
                Last edited by mkdexter; 12 May 2011, 02:33 PM.

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                • Originally posted by Peacock100 View Post
                  How expensive would that be?

                  I do not think that is the reason.

                  Where did you read that?
                  Seems I've fooled myself into believing that...
                  I based it on this comment by Matt:
                  From what I gathered in my discussion this morning, from FTNDA's point of view it is a supporting Affy issue. They can't support Affy anymore and have moved to a new platform. They want to focus on Illumina and supporting it. They told me having the Affy matches listed may lead to questions they can no longer research or support.
                  And as he's already commented, expences had nothing to do with it and that reason was a creation of my imagination. Sorry about that!

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                  • now no apologies. a creative imagination is a good thing. people make tons of money with such things. wished i had both, the money and the imagination that is..

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                    • [QUOTE= wished i had both, the money and the imagination that is.. [/QUOTE]

                      Yes indeed, you do have an imagination. Following you around here keeps me from pulling my hair out. Now, try to imagine that......

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                      • More food for thought; My 4th cousin and myself have our own genealogy trees, we are in the same family. She is in the East, I am in the West. We took the FF test, we did not match, not in Affy or Illumina.. Because of our family history, I was struck w/ horror; who was my mother's father, my Grandfather?
                        Ancestors are dead. I had a sister put up for adoption in the 1950's. [ I found her last year ] She knows nothing, of course. I had a very upsetting winter..

                        A few days ago I uploaded my Affy & Illumina data to Gedmatch. My cousin and I match !!
                        On both platforms...
                        Never mind all the DNA explainations, I have been reading this forum since 2003. I may be 1 in a million but like the the Starfish you throw back into the ocean, I count. And so do all the rest of you.

                        PS Matt I sent you a message, maybe that doesn't work either ?

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                        • Originally posted by barbara View Post
                          More food for thought; My 4th cousin and myself have our own genealogy trees, we are in the same family. She is in the East, I am in the West. We took the FF test, we did not match, not in Affy or Illumina.. Because of our family history, I was struck w/ horror; who was my mother's father, my Grandfather?
                          Ancestors are dead. I had a sister put up for adoption in the 1950's. [ I found her last year ] She knows nothing, of course. I had a very upsetting winter..

                          A few days ago I uploaded my Affy & Illumina data to Gedmatch. My cousin and I match !!
                          On both platforms...
                          Never mind all the DNA explainations, I have been reading this forum since 2003. I may be 1 in a million but like the the Starfish you throw back into the ocean, I count. And so do all the rest of you.

                          PS Matt I sent you a message, maybe that doesn't work either ?
                          Ok.. I'll take a look. Yes I sent a reply earlier today.. and another just in case a min ago.
                          Last edited by mkdexter; 12 May 2011, 07:14 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by barbara View Post
                            More food for thought; My 4th cousin and myself have our own genealogy trees, we are in the same family. She is in the East, I am in the West. We took the FF test, we did not match, not in Affy or Illumina
                            It's quite common for 4th cousins not to match. Do you have any matches in common, even if they don't overlap? (Even 3rd cousins don't match 10% of the time.)

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                            • Originally posted by mkdexter View Post
                              now no apologies. a creative imagination is a good thing. people make tons of money with such things. wished i had both, the money and the imagination that is..
                              I guess initially my imagination created a reasonable expectation that most of my Affy matches would remain after converting to Illumina. I recall when the first bunch if info came out about the Illumina conversions, some said that some of us might loose a few Affy matches (like one or two). It was certainly not my understanding that I would only have 8 out of 33 Affy matches remaining when the dust settled! Yes, I know the conversion to Illumina was free, and I appreciate that, but I never expected to loose 25 of my original matches.

                              Guess it is what it is....onward we go!

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                              • Originally posted by k.o.gran View Post
                                Seems I've fooled myself into believing that...
                                I based it on this comment by Matt:
                                And as he's already commented, expences had nothing to do with it and that reason was a creation of my imagination. Sorry about that!
                                Thank you both for the clarification. I see no reason to delete the Affy data. FTDNA could let it be with a disclaimer that they will not provide any support as to Affy data.

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