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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2013, 07:49:06 AM »

That's why I'm sort of confused by FTDNAs new introductory price for a twelve marker test.  I think a lot of people are going to be left disappointed when they get 500 matches and none are related.

I think 12 marker test should have been buried. However, Greenspan says he needs a  entry level product. My reply to him would be "How about making 25 markers cheaper?"

That would be nice, but is it economically feasible for FTDNA? I don't know the answer, and I don't think 25 markers are all that much better than 12.

I know that because of the new lower price I have recently been able to recruit a few people for y-dna testing whom I couldn't get before. I don't know how that will turn out for all of them, but I'm hoping they catch the bug and get into the hobby. It seems to be working for one of them. He just got his 12 markers and an "R-M269" prediction, and he is thrilled.

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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 07:15:38 PM »

I just queried someone on an FTDNA thread who said he had over 6000 matches about which haplogroup would get that; Answer: R P312.  My L-21 DF13+ grandfather only got 1 match at 12 markers, but it was a surname match.   He has a really off-modal 32 for DYS389II*** and I just knew that it was significant that they shared surnames and what must be quite a few off model results.  When I brought it up on the FTDNA forum, the response was: forget 12 marker matches as non informative.  

I emailed him quite a few times with no answer.  Frankly, I would have paid to upgrade him.  After I joined, I researched him (he listed his full name including middle name) and it appears he died in 2010.  Well, it explains why he never answered.  I was able to research his family for 3 or 4 generations but I gave up because my grandfather's dad was an orphan and realized I was never going to be able to confirm anything.  Hopefully someday I can get another match which can help me fill in the blanks on my great grandfather Corbett G. Griffith.   If anyone can help, btw, Corbett was born sometime around 1894 in either Kentucky or Ohio and was in the Brown County (OH) Children's Home in 1904.  The Griffith match was born in California as were several generations of those Griffith's going back to the mid 1850's.  
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2013, 08:45:06 PM »

As of this minute ;) I have 6334 exact matches at 12 markers (R-L21, WAMH)

At 25 markers: 0 exact; 6 1-step; and 45 2-step matches

At 37 markers: 3 1-step; 1 3-step

At 67 markers: 1 1-step; 1 2-step; 1 5-step

These 66/67 and 65/67 matches are my 5th cousin and 4th cousin 1R, respectively.


FTDNA tested R-L21, DF13-, DF63-
Kit N49494
Y-DNA67 match to Wildes/Wilds surname
Member of FTDNA projects: Wilde, R-L21-Plus
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