I-M223 Y-DNA Haplogroup

ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup I2a1b1 (was I2a2a & earlier I2b1)
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FAQ

Instructions for sending BAM files to YFull:

You can obtain a VCF or BAM file after receiving the Big Y test completion notification.
If you intend submitting one of these files to YFull for further analysis, it is suggested you wait about 2 weeks before doing so. This helps limit the naming duplication of the same new SNPs by FTDNA and YFull.


Instructions for ordering a BAM file:

  1. Go to your FTDNA Dashboard and click on the "Results" button in the Big Y section.

  2. Look at the blue buttons at the top right of the "Results" page. If you see a button that says "Download Raw Data," skip down to step 4 . If you see a button that says something like "Purchase BAM File", continue to step 3.

  3. Click on the purchase BAM file button and submit your payment information. The cost will be$100. This is required for anyone who did a NEW Big Y-700 test after November2, 2019, not an upgrade from Big Y-500. Updates from STR tests, such as Y111, are considered new Big Y-700 tests. Wait a day or two after you submit your BAM file order, then continue with step 4. You should now see a "Download Raw Data" button.

  4. Click on the"Download Raw Data" button. A new window will open up with some green buttons at the bottom. One of them should say "Share BAM." This is button you will use to get a link to your BAM to provide to YFull. You do not need to download the BAM file. It shouldn't happen, but I guess there's a chance you may see a Generate BAM button instead. Click on it and then go back in the day or two and you should see a "Share BAM" button.

  5. When you click on the "Share BAM" button a box will open up with a very long link init, next to which you'll see a green button that says "Copy Link"Click on the "Copy Link" button to copy the link to your clipboard.


If you are a NEW YFull customer, do the following:

  1. Go to the YFull order page: https://yfull.com/order/

  2. Enter your email address & username (your choice) in the designated fields

  3. Select"BAM" in the NextGen Seq raw data file type" area

  4. Select "FTDNA Big Y in the Testing Company section

  5. Paste the link you copied at FTDNA into the URL box in the "Link to a raw data file (.BAM)" area

  6. Click onthe box next to "I'm not a robot"

  7. Click on the box surrounded in red next to "I agree...."

  8. Finally, click on the "Order Now" button


If you previously sent a Big Y BAM file to YFull, do the following:

  1. Log into your YFull account

  2. On your YFull home page, click on the yellow "My orders" button at the top right of the screen

  3. At the top right corner of the orange bar, you'll see an "Order Now! button. Click on it.

  4. Your email address will already be in the Email field. Put you current YFull username in the Username field

  5. Make sure BAM is selected in the NextGen Seq raw data file type" area

  6. Select "FTDNA Big Y in the Testing Company section

  7. Paste the link you copied at FTDNA into the URL box in the "Link to a raw data file (.BAM)" area

  8. IMPORTANT: Type the following in the "COMMENTS" box: "This is a new sample for YFxxxxx" YFxxxx being the sample ID for your current sampleat YFull. IMPORTANT - Do not skip this step or YFull will not know that the new BAM file comes from the same person as the original BAM file you submitted.

  9. Click on the box next to "I'm not a robot"

  10. Click on the box surrounded in red next to "I agree...."

  11. Finally, click on the "Order Now" button After clicking the "Order Now"button you should receive an email from YFull indicating that your order was received at that your BAM file will be downloaded and verified. After a while you should get a second email indicating that the BAM file download was successful; it will also include the YFxxxxx sample ID for your sample and a password for your account. You will use this password and your email address as the credentials for logging into your account.

 

If you previously sent a Big Y-700 VCF file to YFull, you can send a BAM file for a FREE upgrade (you may need to purchase your BAM file before sending it):

  1. Go to your FTDNA Dashboard and click on the "Results" button in the Big Y section.

  2. Click on the"Download Raw Data" button. A new window will open up with some green buttons at the bottom. One of them should say "Share BAM." This is button you will use to get a link to your BAM to provide to YFull. You do not need to download the BAM file. It shouldn't happen, but I guess there's a chance you may see a Generate BAM button instead. Click on it and then go back in the day or two and you should see a "Share BAM" button.

  3. Click on the"Share BAM" button; a box will open up with a very long link in it,next to which you'll see a green button that says "Copy Link" Click on the "Copy Link" button to copy the link to your clipboard.

  4. Log into your YFull account

  5. On your YFull home page, click on the yellow "My orders" button at the top right of the screen

  6. At the end of the line for the sample based on your Big Y VCF file you'll see an"Upgrade" button.

  7. Click on the upgrade button and complete the form that comes up. There will be a box where you paste the long for your BAM file.

  8. Once the form is complete, a button at the bottom will light up and say Submit or something similar. Click on it and you're good to go. You should receive message soon indicating that your BAM file will be downloaded and verified.