How long does it take to process a Big Y 700? I submitted mine about the same time as you, Bob, and haven't received any notification.
August 11 @ 6:10pm
Hi, y'all, Linda A. here...DNA is over my head, but fortunatelly, Bob understands the numbers, and probably a lot of you do, too...Glad to be part of the tribe!
August 1 @ 2:27pm
July 1 @ 2:36pm
Through July 4th, these promo's are available:
$20 off Family Finder when you use code PROJECTSFF
$40 off Y-37 when you use code PROJECTSY37
$49 off Y-67 when you use code PROJECTSY67
$60 off Y-111 when you use code PROJECTSY111
** $150 off Big Y-700 (including upgrades) when you use code PROJECTSBIGY
June 23 @ 5:52pm
Hello Everyone in the R-S424 project.
Because of the new European Privacy Laws, it is affecting about everything I need to do here.
First off, they no longer notify me of a completed test. So unless you notify me that a test or upgrade you have ordered is completed, I may never know it unless I happened to notice a difference when I run through the project each morning.
Second, I have been without a means of communication to the entire project through FTDNA now for over a month, maybe two months and it appears they are in no hurry to fix it. So, I cannot announce anything of significance to you through FTDNA. The only means is through my Gmail account on an individual basis.
So, if you have a test or upgrade complete, you must notify me of the change, otherwise I cannot help to upgrade you on Alex Williamson's Big Tree or I may not notice a difference in the project.
Unless you list me as having "Advanced" privilege in the Privacy section, I am severely limited in helping anyone.
April 11 @ 2:47pm
Just for everyone's interest, after the last FTDNA Big Y-500 - Big Y-700 upgrade sale, we had 37 upgrades for the Big Y-700 & one new Big Y-700 test.
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April 19 @ 8:49am
FTDNA "DNA DAY" Sale - Good until end of day, 25 April 2019.
Please Note: To find the R1b-S3058 SNP Pack, go to your FTDNA Account Dashboard, click on Haplotree & SNP's, scroll all the way down the page after it loads & you will see the "Advanced SNP Order Form", Click it and use the FILTER to choose SNP Packs, enter to find: R1b - S3058 SNP Pack. You can order it there.
March 27 @ 11:26am
New Information from FTDNA in regards to the Big Y-500 to Big Y-700 Upgrade.
From now until March 31st, users can upgrade for only $179.
After March 31st the standard upgrade price will be $249.
If everyone remembers, when FTDNA first announced the Big Y-700, they said that they planned no upgrade path from the Big Y-500 to the Big Y-700 because it was a new, totally, separate test with new equipment. I think we are quite lucky to be able to grab this upgrade now & that they have decided to give us a better deal to upgrade at all.
March 25 @ 11:12am
I received an email from Alex Williamson today and thought it would be a good idea to post it here:
10:17 AM (48 minutes ago)
to me (Bob)
The upgrade from Y500 to Y700 is now available for $179. I would recommend it to anyone who has taken a BigY or Big Y500. On average, they say it should add about 50% more SNPs. So that means 50% more SNPs to their own private line, and 50% more SNPs upstream on the tree which could identify further branching. Most importantly, it fixes the problem of comparing Big Y500 and Big Y700 kits.
I think the sale runs to the end of the month. I don't recall if you need a coupon code or not. I do have some coupon codes at home and can send to you tonight. I'll be ordering at least 2 of these upgrades.
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March 27 @ 11:30am
NEW IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FTDNA
The lab prefers fresher samples for the Big Y-700, so if the only sample available is a partial sample in the lab that is more than 2 years old, the lab is having us reach out to those kit managers to see if we are able to obtain fresh sample.
We're looking into sample availability at the time of purchase, so if the person ordering the test receives an email about sending new sample, please respond directly to that email to let us know either your mailing address for the new collection kit or if the tester is no longer available and we need to use that partial sample.
From: Bob Akin
I would highly recommend, if at all possible, that you submit a Y-DNA sample for the Big Y-700.