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12-11-2019, 10:36   #601
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12-11-2019, 10:50   #602
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I did with 23andme and it showed exactly my ancestry. I am very mixed from Brazil, having SSA, Native American, and also Scandinavian, Baltic and even some Irish and British ancestry (2%). Mostly is Southern European being Northen Italians the most close to me. My YDNA is quite common (R1B U152) being very common in North Italy. About 92% of non white Brazilians have European haplogroups, strange thing that I noted is that Scandinavian haplogroup I1 is very common among mixed people due to Dutch colonization. I think Brazilian mixed people are kind of similar to South African coloreds.
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13-11-2019, 16:06   #603
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Having recently had an ancestry.co.uk DNA test I was slightly confused to receive a revised profile fairly quickly which changed my DNA makeup quite significantly.
As a total novice to the interpretation of DNA,could anyone give me any pointers on how to find out about 'DNA marks'.I saw this on a tv programme which traced people's ancestry,the programme was sponsored by 'ancestry'?
Part of reason for changes is due to better size reference sample. So for example I see:


Jan 2015: 3,000+ reference samples

August 2018: 16,000+ reference samples, 500+ possible regions

August 2019: 40,000+ reference samples, 1,000+ possible regions

Basically their calculators are only as good as the reference samples put into them. Over time one would expect more accurate results as more people in a particular region test. However you will have some people from lesser tested regions who might get very generic results still.

For example they only have 14 regions for asia! (19 if you include west asia)

Africa (108 Regions)
America (86 Regions)
Asia (14 Regions)
Europe (810 Regions)
Pacific Islander (6 Regions)
West Asia (5 Regions)
Asia

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Central Asia—South
China
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Japan
Korea & Northern China = 2%
Mongolia & Central Asia—North
Northern & Western India
Northern Asia
Philippines = 89%
Southeast Asia
Southern & Eastern India
Vietnam
My other half got 89% for the Philippines and 2% for 'Korea & Northern China' (ironic given her Netflix viewing habits!). In their current iteration they split her European component as been 4% Spanish and 5% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe. (they also had a <1% connection to Nigeria)

Of course in her case we know that one of her Great-Grandfathers was Spanish.

23andme in comparison seems to have more sample Asian populations. They put a potential Chinese input at about 2.2% with potential links to Guangdong and Fuijan. Which would make sense as these are directly north of the Philippines across the South China sea.

They also split the Philippines into at least 10 regions where she shows potential connections. Unsurprising the region with highest probability that they predict is where she is actually from.
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Quick question.

Can I download y-DNA results from FT-DNA with a view to uploading them to GEDmatch?

All I can find is a link to download a spreadsheet from FT-DNA but I don't think that's what's required.
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Quick question.

Can I download y-DNA results from FT-DNA with a view to uploading them to GEDmatch?

All I can find is a link to download a spreadsheet from FT-DNA but I don't think that's what's required.
GEDmatch doesn't accept y-DNA, only autosomal.
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25-02-2020, 22:08   #606
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The usual DNA test that people take to find relatives and to look at their ethnicity is "Autosomal" and that is what can be uploaded to Gedmatch, MyHeritage etc

Y Dna as you know just covers the male line only and cannot be uploaded anywhere as far as I know except to groups that have connections to each other say by surname or whatever.
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If you've done the Big Y, you can upload your Y-DNA results to YFull but that cost $49.
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I'm probably confusing surname projects with GEDmatch.

Thanks for the replies.
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I'm probably confusing surname projects with GEDmatch.

Thanks for the replies.
Generally when it comes to projects in FTDNA all you need to do is login into your FTDNA account and browse to project page, you can then usually do a join request.
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Generally when it comes to projects in FTDNA all you need to do is login into your FTDNA account and browse to project page, you can then usually do a join request.
Cheers Dubh.

I've done that for an in-law whose test I'm helping him with.

In the case of that in-laws test, when I click Join A Project there are eight Matching Projects listed.
Do you happen to know what is the criteria upon which this list is based?

Are they the only projects genetically relevant to my in-law or is it rather that some of his matches are also members of these projects?
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Cheers Dubh.

I've done that for an in-law whose test I'm helping him with.

In the case of that in-laws test, when I click Join A Project there are eight Matching Projects listed.
Do you happen to know what is the criteria upon which this list is based?

Are they the only projects genetically relevant to my in-law or is it rather that some of his matches are also members of these projects?
It's long time since I've join a project personally (8-10 years?) but I imagine you might be getting a list based on ancestral surnames (if you inputed them) or geography?

Obviously you can search for any project and hit join, depending on the project there might be automatic join process or ye'll have to wait for an admin to review application etc.
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Cheers Dubh.

I've done that for an in-law whose test I'm helping him with.

In the case of that in-laws test, when I click Join A Project there are eight Matching Projects listed.
Do you happen to know what is the criteria upon which this list is based?

Are they the only projects genetically relevant to my in-law or is it rather that some of his matches are also members of these projects?
I think that the suggested projects are purely based on what projects have members with your surname. For example, one of my recommended projects is Hebrw DNA Research which is not relevant but one member has my surname. I have 92 recommended projects since my surname is so common.
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All bar one of the eight suggested projects are geographic in theme (Australia, New Zealand, USA) but bizarrely the one that is surname related has my surname which is relatively uncommon.
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I did a DNA test on ancestry a couple of years back. Some close matches who could perhaps help tie out a project I am working with a few others have not logged in to ancestry in a year plus.

I have sent a message on ancestry including my email contact address. Does anyone know if the message will reach their email if they no longer have an active sub on ancestry?
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I did a DNA test on ancestry a couple of years back. Some close matches who could perhaps help tie out a project I am working with a few others have not logged in to ancestry in a year plus.

I have sent a message on ancestry including my email contact address. Does anyone know if the message will reach their email if they no longer have an active sub on ancestry?
I still get email notifications about messages I receive on ancestry, even without an active subscription.

Im not sure if this setting can be changed but my guess is that it's possible!

I have a similar situation to you as well, it can be quite frustrating not getting replies, especially when the match appears really close and could be a great help in solving a few brick walls!
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