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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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T'giving Sale at FTDNA - FF $49
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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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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Secrets to Getting Replies from Matches
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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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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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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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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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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Digging Up Bones for Dna
Do you have results from Genographic? Are you considering testing with them? This board is open to customers and visitors.
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H1n maternal haplogroup
Maternal Lineages (mtDNA)
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How to view downloaded FASTA results?
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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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Paternal Lineages (Y-DNA)
This area is for talk about BIG Y results.
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Jim Barrett
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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John McCoy
4th cousins Y DNA results
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: What SNP to buy?
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What SNP to buy?
Users can exchange information here on Y-DNA testing, results, and questions.
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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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John McCoy
Is it possible to change subclades?
Universal Lineage Testing (Autosomal DNA)
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myOrigins 2.0 algorithm
Advanced discussion about Family Tree DNA's Family Finder Product.
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Linked Relationship Question
The X-Chromosome
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Advanced topics about X-Chromosome matching and anthropologic blocks based on SNPs and/or STRs.
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Match on Family Finder full X
Group Administrators Forums
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Jim Barrett
What do they mean?
Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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change in the new GAP
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Collecting Member Lineage
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  • peterebay
    Example where a 12 marker match was misleading and paternal ancestry wrong?
    Is there a documented instance where two males with the same surname and a known shared direct paternal line ancestry within 20 generations matched at 12 markers, but were later found to not match match sufficiently at 25 or more markers for their known direct paternal line relationship?
    3rd September 2018, 08:57 AM
  • Paul Burns
    Big Y Non-Matching Variants
    Paul Burns
    I still do not understand how to interpret non-matching variants. I have two project members who are proven second cousins. Their common ancestor is their great grandfather (born 1830) and they descend from two of his sons. Their Big Ys show nine non-matching variants--six named and three not. I thought...
    25th October 2018, 12:35 PM
  • momsa10
    Father & daughter share same number of cMs & SNPs
    I have a match with a father and daughter. All three of us have the same number of cMs and SNPS on chromosome 1. Isn't it odd that a father and daughter share the same # of cMs and SNPS? Also, Daughter and I share a small amount on X chromosome. Any idea what all this implies?
    6th November 2018, 12:02 PM
  • clintonslayton76
    New forum is unuseful to me so far...
    I cannot find anything in the FAQ files that work or actually show me how to get to a specific forum. I can go to New Topics, but unless I see something in a forum where I have an interest or a query, I see NO WAY to get to that individual forum at all.
    I need to address a problem in the Administrators'...
    7th November 2018, 03:43 PM
  • Falconer
    May I request advice please...?

    Could someone with much more experience of DNA matching please offer some advice? I am trying to find my unknown BRA***** Grandfather born 1856. After many years of searching I THINK I have my first tentative clue as follows -

    The only BRA***** surname match I have so far...
    9th November 2018, 03:47 AM