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    1. Re: [GUINN] DNA - Participants
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gwinnma Surnames: GUINN, GWINN, GUYNN, GWYNN, GUIN, GWIN, GUYN, GWYN Classification: queries Message Board URL: Message Board Post: Shandi_226, I am not clear as to the exact test which you have purchased for your father, through (the Autosomal "Beta" test, the Y-33 DNA, or the Y-46 DNA test). Ancestry's Autosomal DNA test is good, but the major downfall is that their thresholds are set very very low, and therefore you will end up matching almost everyone in Ancestry's database, thus it is a nightmare. But the major advantage is that you are able to view a lot more people with family trees already constructed. Ancestry's Y-DNA and the mtDNA testing is almost near extinct, antiquated, and mostly made up of individuals which have "manually" entered their information from test performed through other companies. "Manually" indicating errors can occur when directions are not adhered to. Plus the fact's that every time my account comes up for renewal, I personally feel they are holding my DNA results hostage just to see matches and trees.... ???? I like FTDNA a whole lot more. (no annual fees). FTDNA has "Third Party" transfer packages available depending on what type of test you have ordered. (see link below, scroll down on FTDNA's page) **** Note: the Y-DNA ($19.00) Transfer packages do not allow you to see your matches, only allows you to transfer Y-DNA for Project purposes to be displayed. To see your Y-DNA matches on a "Transfer", you would have to purchase the "Upgrade", because does not test the exact same markers that FTDNA test on their Y-DNA. Therefore on an Upgraded Y-DNA Transfer, you will receive, in the mail, a "Swab Kit" for return to be analyzed. These results are and your matches are accessible on your secure FTDNA Profile account. "Project participation" is very nice to be able to publically compare actual marker values, but it is not a requirement. **** Note: the Autosomal DNA Transfer, requires you to download your Autosomal Raw Data and UPLOAD it onto FTDNA's website, and after they batch & convert this Raw Data, it will be loaded onto your secure FTDNA Profile account. **** Personally, the Transfer packages can be a bit confusing to perform. But since you have already started with, .... the 3rd Party Transfer packages, can save you a small bit of money, if you decide to go with their customer service representative can guide you through the process .. phone number 713-868-1438 Michael A. Gwinn GUIN, GWIN, GUYN, GWYN Project Administrator (575) 403-9654 p.s. ... Check FTDNA during Mother's Day, Father's Day, DNA Day and Thanksgiving thru New Years holidays ... for several great discounts on DNA Kits ... Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    05/28/2014 09:07:38