R-S424

Little Scottish Cluster
  • 307 members
Are you a member of the R-S424 project?
Jimmy Miller c/o Lara Jimmy Miller c/o Lara has a question!
January 26 @ 5:41pm
I have a Big Y match to a Frank Martin Biggs...is this the same one as co-admin?
Bob Akin
January 26 @ 7:28pm
Lara, you will have some sort of match to practically everyone in this project, however, your closest matches will be in the SNP Z39298 Group. Yes Frank Boggs, not Biggs, is a co-admin here, but you are not a very close match to him.
Jimmy Miller c/o Lara
January 26 @ 9:42pm
Sorry, I misspelled it. Thanks
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
January 21 @ 1:02pm
5 Days ONLY - Save $25 on Big Y-700 Group Project Members can get $25 OFF Big Y-700 when they use the below promo code! Promo Code: GROUPSBIGY Use code GROUPSBIGY at checkout to receive the offer. Additional Offer Rules & Details: Promo code "EXPIRES" 1/25/2020 @ 11:59 pm CST Only one promo code may be applied to the cart per transaction Promo code may not be used in conjunction with other offers Offer may be applied to a new kit, as an add-on test to an existing kit, or as an upgrade. Big Y-700 turnaround time is now approximately 6 weeks or less
Bob Akin
January 24 @ 5:22pm
Because of a problem with Bulk Emails, this offer has been extended to 1/26/2020 @11:59 pm CST.
Jimmy Miller c/o Lara Jimmy Miller c/o Lara has a question!
January 22 @ 10:52pm
I was just looking at Jimmy's Y-12 matches....is it normal to have over 4700 matches at that level? I have another uncle that has less than 30 matches! Just wondering what normal is at the 12 marker level.
Bob Akin
January 23 @ 8:21pm
I don't exactly know what one could say is normal at the 12 STR level, however, it is not uncommon to have that many matches. There are some in the LSC with over 6800 matches at that level, however, I am like your Uncle as I have only 57. The 12 STR level is extremely broad for most purposes & goes back thousands of years. However, keep in mind that if a tester only tested 12 STR's & would be a Miller, for instance, you might find you are a match to him in a narrower STR Test.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
January 19 @ 2:10pm
I thought it might be a good idea to list the current 2020 (Non-Sale) pricing for Single Project Tests, Upgrades to your current Y-DNA STR Test, & Upgrades for the Big Y-700. FTDNA has done a pretty good job lowering their pricing. Please note, however, the only two Single Product Y-DNA STR Tests available from now on, are Y-37 & Y-111, unless you have tested previously, then you still have the option to upgrade according to the Upgrade Chart.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
January 19 @ 2:06pm
The Y-DNA Upgrades in STR markers is still available to everyone.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
January 19 @ 2:04pm
Remember, the Upgrade Pricing for the Big Y-700 is "Only" Available to those who have performed Y-DNA STR Tests or a Big Y-500 Test prior to 1 Nov 2019. For anyone testing after 1 Nov 2019, the Big Y-700 must be purchased as a single product.
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
April 11, 2019 @ 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.
1 Comment
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.
Jimmy Miller c/o Lara
January 3 @ 4:29pm
I wonder what those numbers reflect now after this last holiday sale :-)
Bob Akin
January 3 @ 6:21pm
Hey Lara, 42 Big Y-700 Upgrades & 15 new Big Y-700 Tests. Also, you had a question about the cost of the Data Files with the Big Y-700. The RAW DATA File (VCF File) is free with the Big Y700 Test now, but if you need the BAM File it will cost $100. Therefore, we have now suspended asking for the BAM File and will only request the Raw Data (VCF File).
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
March 27, 2019 @ 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.
4 Comments
Justin Hall
September 25 @ 8:32pm
will do
Justin Hall
September 27 @ 11:56am
Mr Akin the results are in. Confirmed haplogroup R-A12201. Says I am in Hall family group 019.
Bob Akin
September 28 @ 11:13am
Hey Justin, I sent you an email regarding the results.
Jimmy Miller c/o Lara
January 3 @ 4:26pm
Hey Justin, I'm just curious...do you have a John W. Hall b1818 TN, USA in your tree?
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
December 29 @ 4:04pm
Holiday Sale Extended Through Jan. 2, 2020!
Bob Akin Bob Akin
Admin
December 23 @ 9:47am
For the upcoming Christmas Holiday Season, I would like to Wish you & your Family's a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.