DNA Research #DNA Ancestry, 23andme, and FamilyTreeDNA testing insights #dna


Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

Hello to all:

I've had several relatives mention they've DNA tested, but having
tested with all three companies through focusing on FamilyTreeDNA (aka
ftdna), I invited those who have tested to consider ftdna.

That then made me wonder - if someone tests with another company, do
they get the same results if they transfer their dna >from the
competitor to ftdna or would they need to outright order a new kit and
test again.

We note that ftdna offers a decent discount for those who have tested
with one of the others who wish to transfer their results to ftdna.

I emailed ftdna's support and asked this question.

Here is the result received just a couple days ago >from ftdna's support email:

No, transferring the results would provide results equivalent to
taking the Family Finder test outright with us. Keep in mind that we
only accept the V3 chip >from 23andMe, not V2 or V4.

So there you have it, if you have tested with Ancestry and/or 23andme,
you gain more exposure to a wider Jewish audience and get some
additional/better tools >from ftdna. If nothing else, you wish have
reached another big audience of testers.

And remember - the autosomal test gets you the widest audience.
Testing *just* Y-DNA and/or mtDNA is too isolated. Autosomal is what
you really want for greatest visibility to all others who have also
tested. For FTDNA, this means their Family Finder product.

Thanks.

Scott Ehrlich

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