Little Scottish Cluster
  • 294 members
Are you a member of the R-S424 project?
Paul Aiken Paul Aiken
June 22 @ 12:57pm
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.
Bob Akin
July 26 @ 10:53pm
Thanks Ralph...…….Well, we have had about 16 Big Y-700's completed out of about 46 that were ordered now. So, they'll eventually get to ya...….They must have been overwhelmed with orders I suspect.
Ralph Shaw
August 8 @ 3:15pm
It looks like my BigY-700 upgrade completed today!
Bob Akin
August 9 @ 9:43am
Looks like a several more completed in addition.
Stephen McCombie
August 15 @ 4:45pm
Mine has been pushed out again to 28th August.
Linda Akin Linda Akin
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!
Bob Akin
August 15 @ 1:34pm
Well to the LSC Linda.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
August 1 @ 2:27pm
Bob Akin Bob Akin
July 1 @ 2:36pm
Through July 4th, these promo's are available: Promo Codes: $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
Bob Akin Bob Akin
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.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
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.
Justin Hall
April 25 @ 2:14pm
I upgraded to the Y700 test because of the sale. Could someone explain what this test could reveal and how it might help in tracing my Hall line?
Bob Akin
April 25 @ 7:25pm
Your Hall Group is composed of 4 different SNP's that make up your Hall Family. So, the Big Y-700 will provide you with your most downstream SNP and thus position you with those that have also performed a Big Y. Using those SNP's, you can begin to construct the structure of your Hall Clan and determine the legs of it in terms of genealogy. So, since you have not performed a Big Y before, it will be interesting to see if you fall within the existing 4 SNP's or if you may be a completely different SNP. Based on your association with others in your Y-DNA matching, it is likely you will end up matching Z29556 but you never know.
Robert Brodie
May 4 @ 4:26am
My Big Y-700 results are in (new test), 5 weeks from ordering! Was showing an estimate of 5-19 June.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
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.
Charles Clark
April 19 @ 9:13am
I received a new DNA test kit to upgrade to the Y700 and have submitted it for testing.
Bob Akin
April 19 @ 7:49pm
Mine is in the mailbox headed back to FTDNA also.
David Turner
April 20 @ 4:57pm
Mine is in process at FTDNA
Bob Akin Bob Akin
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.
Ralph Shaw
March 31 @ 8:59pm
Big Y-700 Upgrade ordered!
James Mooney
April 3 @ 1:27pm
Did not realize there was a deadline of March 31. I missed the opportunity and will have to stay at the Y500 level.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
March 25 @ 11:12am
I received an email from Alex Williamson today and thought it would be a good idea to post it here: Alex Williamson 3-25-2019 10:17 AM (48 minutes ago) to me (Bob) Hi 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. Regards, Alex
Bob Akin
March 25 @ 11:14am
I ordered the upgrade...……...I might note that it appears no coupon is needed, to my knowledge, all you have to do is click on your FTDNA account and look for Upgrades and you will see it there. This upgrade is good until March 31st only.
Charles Clark
March 26 @ 10:30am
Thanks for the heads-up. I just ordered my upgrade from Y500 to Y700.
Clarence Land
March 26 @ 10:43am
Thanks. No coupon was necessary and it was $179
Bob Akin Bob Akin
March 27 @ 11:30am
NEW IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FTDNA _______________________________________________________ ***Please note:*** 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.