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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Question on DYS19/394 marker standard
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 05:24:47 -0600
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He should wait until Tuesday to enter data, since Y-Search is converting to
new nomenclature today.

He should ignore the instructions for SMGF, unless he specified SMGF as the
laboratory before the latest nomenclature update or has very old results.
When a user selects a lab, the results are automatically converted. He
would do the conversion for the lab he selected. FTDNA and Y-Search will
have the same standards after the conversion.

The safest thing to do is to go to SMGF, select the appropriate lab
standard, enter the data, search, and adjust any mismatching markers. If he
is 17 or less on DYS452, he should select Relative Genetics. If he is high,
select Ancestry. If he is high (17 - 26) at Y-GATA-H4, he will need to
subtract 9 or 10. Once all markers match, return to the search page and
select FTDNA as the lab. The markers will then be in the correct order for
entry into Y-Search.

Bob Stafford

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 3:48 AM, <> wrote:

> Dear List.
> A friend of mine was tested by SMGF. He has not any other laboratory test.
> Before he creates his account on Ysearch, he 'discovered' he had to
> modify his DYS19/394 value by "-1".
> An Ysearch conversion page <>;
> says:
> <cite>
> "Sorensen Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF)
> ^ :-)
> DYS 19/394: Substract 1 from the value reported by SMGF before entering it
> into Ysearch."
> </cite>
> He wrote an email to Ysearch and got the same answer.
> I am puzzled because I have been tested at three labs (NIST standard) and
> all of them have the SAME value for my DYS19/394 and this value MATCHES
> the Sorenson's result for my DYS19/394.
> Sorenson Database Conversion Page
> <>;
> says the same:
> Any clue, please?
> Ludvik Urban, Prague
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