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From: Daryl <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] mtDNA testing - mtHVR2toMega Test (Familytree DNA)
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 21:48:08 -0400
I am a step ahead of you. An amazing 6432 matches at HRV1. When I add HRV2
I still have 392 exact matches. Yesterday I received the FGS results which
gave me 8 additional mutations and absolutely no matches. Other then now
knowing I am H3 as opposed to H* I am not sure that I know anything new. I
have been looking around a little but truthfully I have no idea where to go
from here. Hopefully I will figure it out as time goes on.
I will mention they run periodic specials and I think I paid $330 for my
upgrade instead of the $410 you mentioned. Worth it? If you can afford to
do it you will be ahead of the game and every update is another chance to
find that golden match. I hope to live a few more decades and over that
period of time it is a cheap thrill every time the database is updated.
Only you can answer if it is worth you spending your money.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Libby McMillan <> wrote:
> I have tested for HVR1 and HVR2 and there are 1281 matches for HVR1
> and 12 for HVR1 and HVR2. I have looked at the cost of the FGS test
> with familytree DNA and it seems prohibitive. Can anyone tell me if
> it is worth the expense and what additional information it might
> provide given the very limited matches that U ave for HVR1 & HVR2. I
> think that they refer to this as the mtDNA Full Sequence test and the
> upgrade (referred to has mtHVR2toMega) is USD$410.00.
> My earliest known female relative is Sarah DODD (1808-1891) Born in
> Finchley, Middlesex UK.
> Elizabeth K McMillan -
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