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  • KMC1
    Y-DNA 37 - Blank Results
    by KMC1
    I was just notified that my Y-DNA 37 results were ready, but when I signed in, the Y-DNA prediction was blank. What does this mean? I reported this to the Helpdesk who said it was an IT bug and that I have to wait at least another two weeks for the problem to be resolved ! Very disappointing !...
    25 October 2021, 03:57 PM
  • NJB
    23andme upload
    by NJB
    Am I right in thinking 23andMe v5 raw data cannot be uploaded to FamilyTreeDNA?

    I've tried several times and it won't recognise the file, either in zip or txt format....
    21 October 2021, 03:48 AM
  • Biblioteque
    CRI - Cellular Research Institute
    by Biblioteque
    Has anyone tested here? Is it a legit company? I have an interest in testing there since I have already done Mtdna at FTDNA, just for further information. The following is an article on NA ancestry which spurred my interest. I did not see a date on the article.

    20 October 2021, 08:57 AM