Official FTDNA announcement (from Matt-- I have no way of confirming this is true but believe it is):
Dear Group Project Administrators:
We want to update you on the status of the delayed Big Y-700 results. We have already emailed customers impacted by the delays so the purpose of this email is to keep you informed as Group Project Administrators. Below is the that was sent to the impacted customers.
The Big Y-700 is an improvement to our older Big Y-500 product. Not only does it provide additional results, it also utilizes new technology and chemistry to produce those results. The older Big Y-500 product took about 8-10 weeks on average to process in the lab; however, with the release of Big Y-700, we have been working to improve this processing time.
As a result of nearly 6,000 upgrade orders to Big Y-700 many of you may be experiencing delays in your processing times, but we are working hard to resolve this and apologize for the delay.
The dates in the Awaiting Results section are based on when your test was batched. This time starts counting down as soon as your test is batched. Once we reach week 8, if your results have not posted, the date gets pushed out by two weeks. If they aren’t posted within the next two weeks, they get pushed out another two weeks and so forth. These dates are meant to be estimates for the average test, not guarantees of delivery for every customer.
If you are waiting on Big Y-700 results, the below chart is a better guide for when you may expect to receive your results. The below dates are estimates, not guarantees, but we are confident in these delivery times.
Most brand new Y-DNA testers, meaning those who have not previously purchased any Y-DNA tests, are receiving Big Y-700 results in 10 weeks or less. Once we have moved past the above batch date ranges, we believe that processing time will be much quicker.
The lab has requested new samples from a number of customers. In the majority of these cases, we are reaching out to these customers directly. We strongly urge you to keep your mailing address up to date on each kit you manage in case we need to mail you a new sample collection kit.
You can find instructions for updating your contact information here.
We apologize to all customers who are experiencing delays with their Big Y-700 results. Delivering your results is a top priority.
The FamilyTreeDNA Team
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One website's proposed path of my ancestor's based on y haplogroups over time:
Hi, I was a member of Raymond Kelly, Project, my test of my cousin was at RG, Sorensen Labs, It has a brief of my family, from Wake County NC to Anson, NC, to Perry County, Al then to Washington County, AL and Sumter and Choctaw County, AL, I believe Jesse dad is John Kelly in 1790 Edgecombe Census. Raymond and I both have a John Kelly in the same family circles, but we don’t match. I took the Family Finder test in Mar, so if you matchmaybe this is why, I’ve never found a match in ysearch, if you have tested from this family, please let me know. Happy to be here. DJ,
Hi Matthew here is a photo of my grandfather Edmond Kelly and his partner Mary 'may walker' they'd 8 children and I thought you might like this photo, you can't really see it is bad quality but I'm trying to access his army records il send you on photos, as soon as I get them, ☺️
What do you think Dawn Kelly?
From the Book Bradley County by Robert L. George, Mitchell T. Kinder. These are descendants of my 4x and 5x great grandparents.
My Kelley/Kelly line has been my biggest brick wall. Since my folks started to do genealogy in the 1980's, I have only been able to go one more generation back. The photo is from my 2nd great grandfather's bible. He sketched a picture of a tower and written the Kelly motto underneath "Turris fortis mihi deus." Michael Britt Kelly and 3 of his children (all born during the famine) immigrated to the U.S. about 1867. He was a schoolteacher/tutor. I have discovered that he taught at a Church of Ireland parish school in Beagh in Limerick County and was baptized Catholic in Bruff, the son of Andrew Kelly and Margaret Britt. Andrew Kelly or O'Kelly may have been a public house keeper in Bruff. I am not ready to bite the bullet and pay to have one of my brothers do a Y-DNA test, yet. (I just did the National Geographic test.) I was tested at ancestry and uploaded to ftDNA - (Kit B197296) and GEDMatch (A005587). So far, besides immediate family members, the only Kelley relatives, besides immediate family, that I have confirmed are descendents of 3 of my dad's uncles.--- Any other Limerick Kellys out there.? Do you maintain a list of GEDmatch numbers?
Susan Francis Kelley on the right..Johnson Howard Bruce family line...
My Kelly family - Horace Kelly; Louisville, KY abt 1860: Horace Kelly, Louisville, KY 1901: Amanda Kelly Roebuck, Cleveland, OH 1935
Mary Anne "Annie" Kelley with husband on vacation in Hot Springs, AR
Elijah Leek Kelley,1821-1899. My 5th Great Grandfather.
Here is a photo circa 1888 of my 3rd great grandmother Winifred Kelly nee Donohue. She was born circa 1836 in Co. Roscommon Ireland. Also in the photo are 2 of her 13 children Patrick Kelly born 1876 Bucks Co. PA and his sister Mary Jane Kelly born 1877 Bucks Co. PA.
My uncle sister of Maddie Kelly McAbee- John Benjamin Kelly born July 27, 1884, Anderson County, SC, died 1964, the son of Simpson Pinckney Washington Kelly & Mary Kelley Kelly--