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  • John McCoy
    Faulty FTDNA survey
    by John McCoy
    Just got an email from FTDNA asking me to complete a short survey. It turned out to be about FTDNA expanding into the "wellness" industry based on DNA. Unfortunately, toward the end of the survey, there was a question that could not be completed except by checking "extremely interested",...
    9 April 2021, 02:31 PM
  • drmmjr
    I don't see any Paternal matches in my Autosomal
    by drmmjr
    When I look at my Autosomal results, there are Maternal matches, but no Paternal matches. Should there be both?
    9 April 2021, 09:04 AM
  • raspchide
    Missing DNA Groups
    by raspchide
    I'm not sure if this is the right forum so my apology in advance.

    I have difficulty in finding an origin story here in this forum pertaining to Aboriginal populations in Australia
    and other parts of Asia. Where did our native people go?...
    7 April 2021, 01:06 PM



  • Stevo
    Single Grave Corded Ware R1b-L51?
    by Stevo
    Recently the author of the Eurogenes blog, who has the inside track with the professionals who do ancient dna, said that a paper is coming soon that shows that Single Grave Corded Ware was R1b-L51. This makes sense, because the L21+ Beaker men from Olalde et al were very Corded Ware-like (L21 is downstream...
    12 July 2020, 08:29 AM
  • lescoyi
    Understand haplogroup
    by lescoyi
    My mtDNA haplogroup is U5b1b1-T16192C! I have read about mutations and am wondering if I have interpreted my result correctly? The reference source reading at position, 16192 is T. My matching position had mutated to a C (16192 C), which has mutated back to the reference source, a T. The exclamation...
    24 March 2021, 07:20 PM
  • teepean
    Connection with Geni has not worked since February
    by teepean

    I was wondering what is the situation with connecting DNA results with Geni as it has not been working since February 12th. According to Geni the problem lies at the FTDNA end. Any estimates when the functionality will be fixed?

    Related Geni support post:

    26 March 2021, 07:45 AM
  • bossen1
    My heritage on the male side
    by bossen1
    My grandfather was Carl Oskar Nilsson, born 1896 in the small town of Varberg in Sweden. His mother was Alma Olivia Johansson, born 1862 in the same place. She was married to a man with name Johan Nilsson from the same town. This Johan Nilsson is registrated in the official records as beeing the father...
    29 March 2021, 04:10 AM
  • anon18
    MyHeritage to ftDNA transfer
    by anon18
    Hi there. I have transferred from MyHeritage to family tree DNA for free, so I only have the matches feature. I am considering paying for the MyOrigins ethnicity estimate.

    My question is whether there is any point in doing this, or will I just get the same results as MyHeritage (97.5%...
    30 March 2021, 06:21 AM