GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2004-06 > 1086210678
Subject: Re: [DNA] Interpreting
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 17:11:18 EDT
In a message dated 6/2/2004 3:28:50 PM Central Standard Time,
> I clicked on "Pedigree" but could not find what the "Surname"
> was or a contact. What am I doing wrong? Also, this was reported as
> "Paternal MRCA
> Search Results for You and Match #1:"
I just tried it and none of the hyperlinks would give me the data input page.
I kept getting Internal Error messages. Maybe they were having trouble when
you tired it and then shut it down. It looks like they updated the data or site
The site is a little quirky. Figuring out how to use it is not obvious and
there isn't help on the site. It works best with Internet Explorer. It is best
to try it with the numbers already in data input page, just to see if it will
They can't give you a contact, because they are adhering to Federal Research
Guidelines. These don't even allow the submitter to know his own results. He
has to find them by inputting results from a separate test. Also, all pre-1900
names are hidden. You will just see a ball designating them. You usually see
some pre-1900 names. When you click on them, more information is shown below.
Some of the pedigrees have codes, which link to LDS files. Click on them and
a new window will open with a much longer pedigree. However, this usually
clears all of the data you input, so you should open another window before
clicking on the hyperlink. Others report similar problems on other pages, but opening
a new window will solve the problem.
A large number of the samples were taken at genealogical gatherings, so the
submitter, or a relative, is likely be active on the net.. I would first try to
search the Genforum and Rootsweb surname lists and Google with uncommon names
of some of the ancestors. It might help to post a message to the lists, also,
although a lot of sites are pretty slow now.