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Family Tree DNA Communications
Announcements of changes at Family Tree DNA and to the FTDNA website. This is also for general communications by FTDNA staff.
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Updated Chromosome Browser
This forum is for customers to talk about features they would like to see. It may also be used to report potential website issues and account bugs, though you may get faster service by sending those through the Open a Request feature found in the Customer Service link at the top of the forum page.
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1,299 7,584
Is "Ancestral Surnames" broken?
This is a good place for chatting about off topic subjects and just having fun together. Keep the humor PG13 and things friendly please.
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266 4,135
Elizabeth Warren's Dna results
This is a place for free and open grumbling, griping, and venting about anything and everything about DNA, companies, and genealogy that irks you. You may even come here to complain about the Forums and how they are run.
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Last Post: Current FF batch #?
1,051 12,450
Current FF batch #?
General Interest
Everything you wanted to know about DNA and Genealogy but didn't know where to ask. This board is open to customers and visitors.
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5,471 53,725
Should I do the M343 SNP test?
by BruceC
How DNA helped solve a family brick wall. We encourage you to publish your story here. This board is open to customers and visitors.
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280 2,772
Did Great-Grandmother have an affair?
This is a forum for adoptees and descendants of adoptees to share their research experiences and exchange information as well as tips. This board is open to customers and visitors.
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244 2,072
Help finding my biological father
by keigh
For talk of scientific papers on population genetics, archaeology, and anthropology related to DNA and personal ancestry testing.
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348 1,896
josh w.
We might learn DNA of Philistines
by josh w.
Do you have results from Genographic? Are you considering testing with them? This board is open to customers and visitors.
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621 10,114
H1n maternal haplogroup
Maternal Lineages (mtDNA)
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212 1,384
How to view downloaded FASTA results?
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150 887
Users can exchange advanced information here on mtDNA testing, results, and questions. You must register and sign in to view or post in this forum.
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863 7,012
New FMS match (U5b2b2)
Paternal Lineages (Y-DNA)
This area is for talk about BIG Y results.
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349 3,934
No match big Y is useless
This is an area for those who are new to DNA testing for genealogy can ask about Y-DNA STR based tests and their test results. All may view this forum, but you must register and sign in to post.
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623 4,324
Family Lore vs. YDNA, Please Advise
This forum is for those new to personal ancestry testing on the direct paternal line with Y-DNA SNP tests. All may view this forum, but you must register and sign in to post.
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Last Post: R-M69 question
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R-M69 question
Users can exchange information here on Y-DNA testing, results, and questions.
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1,318 12,221
John McCoy
varying genetic distances
Users can talk about SNP based tests such as single SNP testing by Sanger sequencing, Geno 2.0 chip based testing, and next-generation sequencing tests like BIG Y.
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268 2,874
Unsure about Haplo belonging
Universal Lineage Testing (Autosomal DNA)
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717 4,969
When an autosomal match is not a match
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475 6,494
myOrigins and French Ancestry
Advanced discussion about Family Tree DNA's Family Finder Product.
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2,355 30,952
DNA Hlogroups from Family Finder matches
The X-Chromosome
This forum is for newbie topics about the X-Chromosome. All may view this forum, but you must register and sign in to post.
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182 1,181
Advanced topics about X-Chromosome matching and anthropologic blocks based on SNPs and/or STRs.
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Last Post: X Chromosome
40 353
John McCoy
X Chromosome
Group Administrators Forums
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Last Post: What do they mean?
128 755
What do they mean?
Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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690 3,324
change in the new GAP
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277 695
Collecting Member Lineage
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Last Post: Oliver Newbie
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Oliver Newbie
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JOHNSTON Phylogenetic Tree
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119 761
Which ancient British group?
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Batch 543
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  • Carpathian
    Is "Ancestral Surnames" broken?
    Originally when I started here, years ago, I entered all my known ancestral surnames into my profile. Today I wanted to make a simple change in the spelling of one of my ancestral surnames. I went to the 'settings' tab to do it. The box that is used to record my surnames is now completely blank, although...
    21st October 2018, 10:17 PM
  • 500885
    Did Great-Grandmother have an affair?
    Family legend has it that my paternal great-grandmother, Helen Gray Cooper, left her second husband, Sylvester Barnhart, with my grandfather, Eldred Barnhart, in tow and went to California. This action was said to have been prompted by Sylvester Barnhart, my paternal great-grandfather, holding my grandfather...
    20th October 2018, 11:22 AM
  • BruceC
    Should I do the M343 SNP test?
    Here's a beginner question. On Family Tree DNA (I did the mtDNA, Y-111, & Family Finder tests) they say my Y Haplogroup is M-R269, which is expected as my heritage is Scots. On my FTDNA home page is an offer to "Get 154 SNPs related to M343". How would that help me?

    If I understand...
    20th October 2018, 06:23 AM



  • angelah100
    Current FF batch #?
    What FF batch numbers have been recently completed? Which batches are 'in progress' with associated start dates? It would be nice to see some kind of progress log. I have a relative in batch 671. According to all the forums, FF is running very behind. Relative is 96 and it would be nice to give her...
    5th May 2016, 12:31 PM
  • Eddison
    Help finding my biological father
    I have found a DNA match to a second male cousin. This narrows my search to 7 siblings. Then for various reasons - I have narrowed it down to 3 siblings. I have then found 5 separate DNA matches of second cousin and 3rd cousins once removed on my potential grandmas side. Does this mean their son is...
    9th October 2018, 01:52 AM
  • Svein Davidsen
    Y-DNA Haplotree
    Svein Davidsen
    I find the new Y-DNA tree very useful and well presented, but I have two questions:
    1. I cannot see or find a version identifier. I'm sure FTDNA intend to update the tree, but without a version identifier we will not be aware of the changes.
    2. I have a "cousin" in the N-FGC14542...
    13th October 2018, 04:12 PM
  • 309355
    What to test next, or should I pursue further testing
    Recently received Y-DNA between two males with similar surnames. Same haplogroup and matched 23 of 25 markers, but only 32 of 37 markers. (all markers are the more rapidly changing markers) I have tested 67 markers for tester one. Would it tell me anything further if I tested additional markers OR should...
    18th October 2018, 05:43 PM
  • asquecco
    DNA Hlogroups from Family Finder matches
    just to inform you I'm managing this collaborative genetic genealogy project:
    The basic idea behind this project is to share ONLY the YDNA haplogroups of your Family Finder matches.
    No matters if you are male or female. Just YDNA haplogroups of the matches...
    19th October 2018, 03:04 PM