Tag Archives: FTDNA

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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New to DNA and Don’t Know Where to Start?

I could create my own beginner’s guide to genetic genealogy, but I think Kelly Wheaton’s Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy is a great resource. It’s up to 16 lessons. https://sites.google.com/site/wheatonsurname/beginners-guide-to-genetic-genealogy If… View Post

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Update on Native American Q and C Haplogroup BIG Y Fundraising

Roberta Estes posted an update on the results of the fundraising.  They were hoping to raise enough money to fund 2 kits for each project. Thanks to 45 contributors, they raised enough to fund 7.5 kits and the admins funded … Continue reading

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New to DNA and Don’t Know Where to Start?

I could create my own beginner’s guide to genetic genealogy, but I think Kelly Wheaton’s Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy is a great resource. It’s up to 16 lessons. https://sites.google.com/site/wheatonsurname/beginners-guide-to-genetic-genealogy If you have taken a DNA test and are not … Continue reading

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Update on Native American Q and C Haplogroup BIG Y Fundraising

Roberta Estes posted an update on the results of the fundraising.  They were hoping to raise enough money to fund 2 kits for each project. Thanks to 45 contributors, they raised enough to fund 7.5 kits and the admins funded … Continue reading

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Native American YDNA Projects Could Use Your Help Now

I saw this posted on Judy’s Legal Genealogist blog (first link below) a few minutes ago. BIG Y is a new test recently introduced by Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) and the sale ends today at midnight. The sale price is … Continue reading

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Native American YDNA Projects Could Use Your Help Now

I saw this posted on Judy’s Legal Genealogist blog (first link below) a few minutes ago. BIG Y is a new test recently introduced by Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) and the sale ends today at midnight. The sale price is … Continue reading

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