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From: Charles <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: Genographic Project Upload Tab - Now Available!
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 19:56:59 -0400
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I guess I am misunderstanding the process. This is puzzling. They must
have some special new algorithm for the genographic project to determine
who can upload and who cannot. Thanks for sharing your experience.


Raymond Whritenour wrote:
> Charles (and all):
> The determining factor for uploading to the project without a SNP test
> must be more complicated than this. I was assigned R1b by FTDNA, with
> nothing closer than 3-step matches for the first 12 markers. I score
> only 35 ("Fair") on Whit Athey's haplogroup predictor. However, FTDNA
> is certain enough of my haplogroup that I do NOT need a SNP test to
> upload to the genographic project. Go figure!
> Ray Whritenour
> P.S. - I DO have the "Greater Frisian" R1b diagnostic markers described
> by Ken Nordvedt.
> --------------------------------
> Ken:
> As I understand it inorder to do an upload without having to do a SNP
> test you must have an exact 12 marker match with others previously SNP
> tested and listed in the haplogroup tab section of your page at FTDNA.
> If you have 1 or 2 step off matches, while they may be able to estimate
> your haplogroup, they will not allow it to be uploaded to the
> Genographic Project without further verification, i.e., a SNP test. From
> what I understand there has not been a miscall with a 12/12 match to
> someone else previously SNP tested in FTDNA's database. So FTDNA will
> allow you to upload if you have the 12/12 match with someone previously
> SNP tested as reported in the haplogroup tab of your account page.
> Charles

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