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Y-DNA Suggestions

  • Regarding "micro-alleles for all Y-STR results," I don't think FTDNA has that data. Worst-case scenario, they'd have to extract DNA from stored samples and run them again—at great cost. A better-case scenario would be to improve the matching algorithm so newer results with micro-alleles are "rounded" up or down when compared against legacy Y-STR haplotypes. Then potential matches could retest the STRs in question to verify the micro-alleles are present in the older results. --Nathanm (talk) 16:43, 7 January 2016 (MST)
  • I'm sure somebody told me that FTDNA religiously stored all the data right back to the early days when the testing was done at the University of Arizona. I always understood it was an IT problem. One person was told in 2012 "We will be recasting our database sometime this year. Then we will be displaying micro-alleles." There are a couple of surname projects affected where they've identified micro-alleles through prior testing at SMGF or AncestryDNA. In these cases the micro-allele is a branch marker. All we can do is include it in the list and see what FTDNA say.DebbieKennett (talk) 12:13, 9 January 2016 (MST)