Tag Archives: FTDNA

BIG Y Results, Whereforth Art Thou?

For those who don’t know me, I believe poor customer service is unnecessary and it usually happens because people are willing to tolerate it. Amazing how fast a company improves its customer service when enough people make it clear they … Continue reading

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AncestryByDNA Teams Up with FindMyPast

I came across this article about AncestryByDNA teaming up with FindMyPast. This is NOT AncestryDNA, but AncestryByDNA, a different company. The Paternal test shown on their website only has 16 STRs. Their Maternal test says it tests all three HVR … Continue reading

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BIG Y, The Journey Continues, Part 3

Update on results. Between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, my kit moved out of the Quality Control stage. It appears to have passed that check point and is slowly making it way through the next round of testing. Add text … Continue reading

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DNA Update – $1K Genome Coming

Debbie of http://cruwys.blogspot.com mentioned this article about $1,000 genome sequencing http://nextgenseek.com/2014/01/illumina-s-hiseq-x-ten-and-nextseq-press-release and someone else mentioned a similar article http://nextgenseek.com/2014/01/illumina-announces-new-sequencers-hiseqx-nextseq-500-at-jpm-2014 No word on when it will become commercially available for testing or which companies will use it. Current pricing for a full genome test runs around … Continue reading

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BIG Y, The Journey Continues, Part 2

An update to my BIG Y journey. It started with this blog post BIG Y. I logged into FTDNA today and checked Pending Results. I was not expecting anything new, but do have a bit of OCD so I check Pending … Continue reading

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BIG Y – The Journey Begins, Part 1

Several weeks ago I upgraded my Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) test and added the BIG Y. It is the newest Y-DNA test available. The results won’t be posted until late February. I haven’t seen numbers on how many people ordered … Continue reading

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BIG Y – The Journey Begins, Part 1

Several weeks ago I upgraded my Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) test and added the BIG Y. It is the newest Y-DNA test available. The results won’t be posted until late February. I haven’t seen numbers on how many people ordered … Continue reading

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Family Tree DNA Weekly Update 10 December 2013

As mentioned here, http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=33969 Two changes: 1) ability to clear map locations for most distant known maternal or paternal ancestors; 2)  Matrix tool (see below). Matches Maps Locations Clear Button Some users… View Post

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Family Tree DNA Weekly Update 10 December 2013

As mentioned here, http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=33969 Two changes: 1) ability to clear map locations for most distant known maternal or paternal ancestors; 2)  Matrix tool (see below). Matches Maps Locations Clear Button Some users have requested the ability to clear their stored map … Continue reading

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First Comparison of 23andMe v4 and v3 Chips

CeCe Moore reported on her blog the first comparison I have seen between 23andMe’s v3 and v4 chips. http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/2013/12/23andme-releases-sample-of-their-new-v4.html  It has been a concern over how 23andMe’s v4 chip would compare. The company admitted the new chip was looking at … Continue reading

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