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rms2
11-29-2017, 11:48 PM
How long is FTDNA's Full Sequence mtDNA test taking these days?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

rms2
12-03-2017, 01:00 AM
Guess my Full Sequence results will set the standard, since no one has answered my original post.

That's okay. I'm used to sticking my neck out and being something of a pioneer. I was arguing back in 2006 that y-dna R1b was not in the FC Ice Age Refuge. That was a lonely position back then, believe me.

rms2
12-03-2017, 02:41 AM
It's kind of good to have some dna test results in the FTDNA oven once again. This is the last major test for me from FTDNA. I've done all the rest. Besides this, all I have now is other people's test results.

JMcB
12-03-2017, 03:37 AM
Guess my Full Sequence results will set the standard, since no one has answered my original post.

That's okay. I'm used to sticking my neck out and being something of a pioneer. I was arguing back in 2006 that y-dna R1b was not in the FC Ice Age Refuge. That was a lonely position back then, believe me.

I would answer you, except I’m in the same boat, so I don’t know either. ;-)

deadly77
12-03-2017, 06:27 AM
I'm not sure about how long it will take right now, but I ordered mine about this time last year - ordered 11/14/2016, batched 11/16/2016, completed 12/08/16.

Jenny
12-03-2017, 07:46 AM
It took a month but that was in 2012. I have a couple 0 genetic differences but we are unable to find an ancestress in common

12-03-2017, 10:09 AM
Guess my Full Sequence results will set the standard, since no one has answered my original post.

That's okay. I'm used to sticking my neck out and being something of a pioneer. I was arguing back in 2006 that y-dna R1b was not in the FC Ice Age Refuge. That was a lonely position back then, believe me.

Hi rms2, are you hoping to get many matches with your full seq mtdna? Or are you just trying to get the fullest known Haplogroup possible?
I was told can’t remember by who, that a full seq mtdna would not really be beneficial for me.

rms2
12-03-2017, 03:28 PM
Hi rms2, are you hoping to get many matches with your full seq mtdna? Or are you just trying to get the fullest known Haplogroup possible?
I was told can’t remember by who, that a full seq mtdna would not really be beneficial for me.

I think I ordered primarily because it is on sale for a really good price and because it's the only major test from FTDNA I have not yet done. The fact that the Full Sequence used to cost over $500 was a big draw, as well. :biggrin1:

I also want to compare my full results to those of the Blätterhöhle woman, BLA 20, who is listed as U5a2c3*, but whose results thus far match my Chromo2 mtDNA results pretty closely. Unfortunately, Chromo2 did not cover the whole mtDNA genome, so there are some gaps that I cannot compare with BLA 20. I know she probably isn't my ancestor (buy maybe she is), but I am curious to see how closely related we are on the mtDNA line, and she is nearly 11,000 years old!

I do also want to see how close I am to my two HVR1 matches, a brother and sister. Their mtDNA mdka was born in 1836 in the same northern Alabama county (Lauderdale) as my mtDNA mdka was in 1878.

msmarjoribanks
12-03-2017, 04:50 PM
Mine was batched Jan 9, 2017, and completed Feb 2, 2017, so about a month. I wasn't sure if that was "these days." ;-)

msmarjoribanks
12-03-2017, 05:03 PM
Regarding how useful it is, I was mostly interested in deep ancestry, but I had a 1 mutation difference match that is also a family finder match, which allowed me to drill down on people who match both of us or over the specific chromosome (I tested my mother with FTDNA too, Family Finder only), so comparing that portion of the chromosomes with her and me I came up with some additional people who I think are related on the matrilineal line which has been a brick wall.

That hasn't really progressed anywhere specific yet, but it got me interested in working on that brick wall again and I've made some real progress, at least a little because of focusing in on some DNA matches.

I have a perfect match also who is not family finder, and one thing that seems interesting is plotting out the mutation pattern to see the most recent and so on.

Of course, I still have no clue whether the line in question is German, English, or Scots-Irish (or something else, but those are the most likely).

My father's matrilineal line was one of the lines I have traced back the farthest, and it was nice that the mtDNA confirmed the paper research to some extent in that I have a few matches who go back to the same ancestors through different paths. But again there I have people who go back to an identifiable ancestor in the 1600s (or 1700s) in some cases, and some others who are also perfect matches who have to be super distant, as they came to the US from Germany in the 1800s (vs. our line that came to Massachusetts from Suffolk in the 1630s).

I don't know that mtDNA is specifically useful unless you get lucky, but I think it's really interesting and am looking forward to having more of the more specific ancient DNA tests to distinguish between the various subgroups (because "K" or "H" or "U" don't tell you much).

rms2
12-06-2017, 03:16 PM
Mine was batched Jan 9, 2017, and completed Feb 2, 2017, so about a month. I wasn't sure if that was "these days." ;-)

Thanks. That's earlier this year, so it's pretty current. A one month turnaround would be nice.

JMcB
12-06-2017, 09:18 PM
Thanks. That was a way back, but it looks like about a month (or just under) is the consensus. I hope that is true for my results.

Out of curiosity, what batch number are you. I’m #802 and they’re giving me an estimate of: 12/25/2017 - 01/08/2018. I ordered my on 11/13/17. To the best of my recollection, they’ve usually been pretty good at hitting or coming in early on their estimates. At least in my case.

rms2
12-07-2017, 12:10 AM
I'm not sure about how long it will take right now, but I ordered mine about this time last year - ordered 11/14/2016, batched 11/16/2016, completed 12/08/16.

I don't know how I missed your post, but thanks. Under a month is nice.

rms2
12-07-2017, 12:11 AM
It took a month but that was in 2012. I have a couple 0 genetic differences but we are unable to find an ancestress in common

Thanks. That was a way back, but it looks like about a month (or just under) is the consensus. I hope that is true for my results.

rms2
12-09-2017, 12:45 AM
Out of curiosity, what batch number are you. I’m #802 and they’re giving me an estimate of: 12/25/2017 - 01/08/2018. I ordered my on 11/13/17. To the best of my recollection, they’ve usually been pretty good at hitting or coming in early on their estimates. At least in my case.

I'm in 806: 08 - 22 January 2018. I'm hoping it's sooner than that.

JMcB
12-09-2017, 01:05 AM
I'm in 806: 08 - 22 January 2018. I'm hoping it's sooner than that.

I’m cautiously optimistic as they often come in ahead of schedule. My 111 marker upgrade came in today and that was a lot faster than I was expecting. So hopefully that’s a good sign.

wombatofthenorth
12-09-2017, 05:45 AM
Only taken one so far and it was the longest of the FTDNA-sub tests.
Ordered 11/16/2016
Batched 12/21/2016 (not sure why it took them ages to batch it, this might be unusual and not representative perhaps)
Completed 01/11/2017

EDIT: looks like once sales got going things wayyyy slowed, I see above someone ordered 11/14/2016 and got the results in under a month, ordered mine just two days later, and it took almost two moths!

Just sent in a new one and it predicts:
Ordered 11/26/2017
Batched 11/27/2017
Completed (prediction) 01/08/2018 - 01/22/2018

STR though were quick:
STR37 - 2 weeks!
STR67 - 2.5 weeks!

Adrian Stevenson
12-09-2017, 09:33 AM
I am toying with the idea of doing this one, as I have run out of tests to do, and being a DNA Junkie I need a fix! :)

rms2
12-09-2017, 01:45 PM
I am toying with the idea of doing this one, as I have run out of tests to do, and being a DNA Junkie I need a fix! :)

That was one of the main reasons I did it, and the sale price is hard to beat. When the Full Sequence first became available some years ago, it cost over $500. I had that in my mind when I ordered it at the end of last month and paid just over $100 for it. It felt good!

wombatofthenorth
12-19-2017, 06:44 AM
Wow, it came in so fast this time!
My dad was batched for Jan 8-Jan 22 and it's already done! A couple days ago even.

rms2
12-19-2017, 09:31 AM
My results came in this morning. Well, there they were when I checked this morning. I am sitting in my pickup waiting to walk up to the platform to catch my train, so I don't have time to really check things out right now, but I did notice my two HVR1 matches are now exact full sequence matches. Given that their mdka came from the same county as mine, I think that could be meaningful.

Pylsteen
12-19-2017, 10:50 AM
Mine is expected late January, but it may then be earlier (if not drowned in the christmas sales); looking forward to it.

rms2
12-19-2017, 02:18 PM
Mine is expected late January, but it may then be earlier (if not drowned in the christmas sales); looking forward to it.

I bought mine as part of the holiday sale, and the results took under a month. Hopefully, yours will come in soon, too.

JMcB
12-20-2017, 03:36 AM
Mine is expected late January, but it may then be earlier (if not drowned in the christmas sales); looking forward to it.

Hello Pylsteen,

Just to give you an idea, I ordered my test on 11/13 and it came in yesterday (12/18).

wombatofthenorth
12-20-2017, 05:13 AM
Hello Pylsteen,

Just to give you an idea, I ordered my test on 11/13 and it came in yesterday (12/18).

Interesting, ordered one for my dad after you and it came in before you. Did you have to send in a new sample?
Or maybe they are still giving some bonuses to Geno 2.0 NG transfer people who had some problems for some time and making up for it with discounts, bonuses and speed.

JMcB
12-20-2017, 03:37 PM
Interesting, ordered one for my dad after you and it came in before you. Did you have to send in a new sample?
Or maybe they are still giving some bonuses to Geno 2.0 NG transfer people who had some problems for some time and making up for it with discounts, bonuses and speed.


Perhaps, it was just the luck of the draw because they already had my sample.