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From: John M Rhodes <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Constraints on finding matches at 111 markers.
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:45:20 -0500
The limit of YSEARCH to 67 markers as well as the apparent situation that
only a limited number of profiles have been uploaded to YSEARCH has been
quite frustrating to me but a moneymaker for them! I've found several
matches on Ancestry.com and SMGF and have talked them into testing up to 67
markers at FTDNA in order to extend our matching. I've also personally
funded 67 and 111-marker tests for seven of my known relatives in order to
estimate our gg-gf's 111-marker profile with which to compare to the other
family. So far we're matched at 76/76. But not by YSEARCHing.
John M. Rhodes
On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 3:46 AM, Alister John Marsh <>wrote:
> FTDNA don’t allow the 68 to 111 markers they test to be uploaded to
> Y-Search, and this limits the flexibility in searching for matches on those
> markers, and reduces the usefulness in testing those markers.
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