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I'm having an issue with Friend Finder searches on FamilyTree. My issue: when you type in a name in the surname search, it will come up with matches. That's fine...now...if you're typing in a short surname, it will provide a set of matches where the surname you were looking for will substitute for the ACTUAL surname in the person's tree when you check under the "ancestral surnames" category.
For example, I want to find the last name "Jon." I type it in the search and it provides me a set of matches. When I check the "Ancestral Surnames" category, some of those people will have "Jon" under their list of names. But when I look under their family tree, there is no Jon, but there is "Jones." And when I go back and search for the match independently of searching for "Jon", the place where it was Jon is now Jones.
It's really a problem. I just want to type in a surname and get that EXACT surname in my results, nothing more, nothing less, nothing altered.
I’ve been researching for a long time but am fairly new to using DNA as a tool. I’ve recently taken a 111 Y-DNA test to possible help with identifying my paternal grandfather (there are rumours as to who he might have been). Would it be beneficial for my father to also take a Y-DNA test? Does testing two consecutive generations sometimes help to narrow the possibilities down? Phil.
I have a match of a 2nd to 3rd cousin with my Autosomal results and his Ydna results.
My brother matches his Ydna to him at a genetic distance of 1, but the surnames are different as changed at Barnados.
I think that the likely link is my G Grandfather who was in the right area at the right time.
What I need to know is why do I have an x chronosome link to him? Dijon:confused:
I took the Big Y 500 and have a new terminal snp. When I click on the word, MORE, after the snp, I get a series of snps in the box that are green. The bar above the haplotype tree shows that green means I test positive for the snp. However, two snps are in blue and the bar states that blue means downstream. Will one of the snps in blue eventually be my new terminal snp?
I went through a process of uploading my dad's autosomal results to FamilyTree. Then I went to my own account and used the chromosome browser with my dad. According to the browser, every single area of every chromosome browser lit up. I freaked out, thinking I must have uploaded my own data. Spent today convincing my dad and familytree to dump the account and test. I re-downloaded his raw data and tried uploading into a new account. Turns out the first upload was his data!
So the question, why in the heck is every part of every chromosome lit up? I'm pretty sure I have mom information in there too, so what's the deal?!?
It used to be - if you ordered and paid for a Kit for someone else, you were assured access until and unless the person repaid you.
I see no such promise in the current Terms of Service.
Have we lost that protection on new tests we order for others?
On the tests we ordered previously, as well?
I do not recall seeing any announcement in the "Announcements and New Features" Thread about that being changed.
Nor about a new Consent Form that is now being required to do any processing (see http://forums.familytreedna.com/show...11&postcount=5 )
Nor about any "Confirmation Page" that now appears when one first logs in to a new Account.
Were any of those changes announced here?
I also see no indication of a date on the Current Terms - does anyone know when they went into effect?
The prior version of the Terms of Service - currently available at https://www.familytreedna.com/legal/...rvice/05222018 included:
3rd Party Payments and Account Access
If a person consents to testing that is paid for by another party, that person is consenting to allow the other party, whether an individual or a group project, access to their results and information, even if they order and pay for additional testing later. The purchaser of a test cannot deny access to the account and raw results of the test taker. The test taker cannot deny access to the purchaser of the test without reimbursement of the purchase price.
Should the test taker no longer want to allow the purchasing individual or group to have access their account, the test taker may reimburse the purchasing individual or group the full amount of the purchase price to return sole access to that account to the test taker only. Once the test taker has provided documentation to Family Tree DNA that they have provided a full reimbursement of the purchase to the original payor, we will be able to return access to test taker alone. Please note that although a test taker may reclaim ownership of the record and DNA stored with Family Tree DNA, they cannot undo or retrieve any prior data downloads or sharing outside of Family Tree DNA.
I am the "Co-Administrator" of the Bowers DNA Project. I don't know who the "Administrator" is. Some of our members have asked when we are going to start grouping members. I can't find where to do this but when I called FTDNA they said it is one of my "tasks". I don't know where to begin.