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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Ancestry.com to FTDNA Thanks!
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:36:42 -0500
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I think your are doing your project members a disservice by not recruiting
Ancestry testers. There are 40 Baileys and variants tested at Ancestry
compared to 138 (per FTDNA) in your project.

Bob Stafford

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:56 PM, bbailey.lowedna <
> wrote:

> Everyone that has been tested at Ancestry and comes to me for help,
> I request them to add their markers to YSEARCH and create a record.
> And then look for a match
>
> That is the least I can do for these poor souls.
>
> Bill
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:20 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Ancestry.com to FTDNA Thanks!
>
> Many thanks to all those who responded to my post. I have passed the info
> on to the interested party.
> Stella
>
>
> In a message dated 3/15/2010 5:48:26 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
> writes:
>
> Hi Stella,
>
> No one tested elsewhere can "officially" join an FTDNA project and be
> included
> in their database or in the their version of your project web site. If
> you have
> a "personal" web site for your project, you are certainly free to include
> people
> tested at other labs.
>
> Many of the markers tested by Ancestry are the same as those tested among
> the
> standard markers at FTDNA (markers 1-67), but some are comparable only to
> markers in FTDNA's "advanced" markers. Also, some Ancestry markers need
> conversion factors applied to them to be directly comparable to FTDNA.
> This is
> an example of someone tested at Ancestry, then included in my web site:
> http://danishdemes.org/YDNA-results-HgR1b.shtml#Deme1
>
> Be certain to indicate any conversions you made and the date you made
> them.
> Labs can change the way they report markers, so the conversion factors may
> change over time.
>
> One of the better places to check on the most current conversion factors
> is at
> SMGF:
> http://www.smgf.org/ychromosome/marker_standards.jspx
> I can't remember whether you have to be registered there to access this
> page,
> but if it asks you to sign in, do go ahead and register. The site has
> many
> features that will help you, especially its database.
>
> The best avenue would be for this individual to purchase the "conversion
> kit"
> and join your FTDNA project "officially," but it's understandable why
> people,
> especially people only just tested, balk at the expense of being tested,
> again.
> I've sometimes found that, after awhile, such an individual tires of not
> being a
> "full-fledged" member, and later purchases the conversion.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Diana
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: On Behalf Of
> > Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 5:42 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: [DNA] Ancestry.com to FTDNA
> >
> > We have someone interested in joining our PLATT group who has
> > been tested with Ancestry.com. I have a post into FTDNA but have not
> > heard from them. Can anyone tell me if the Ancestry markers can be
> > transferred into FTDNA, and how do they equate? Thanks
> > Stella
> > PLATT Group Administrator
> >
>
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