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Rik Harper
12-05-2017, 06:46 PM
I was wondering if anyone has had success with purchasing a specific SNP pack from Family Tree DNA for a haplogroup assignment from Nat Geo? I have not done any testing with FTDNA, I did the Nat Geo test with the intention of transfering, not realizing the Helix version will not transfer. I was asssigned to R1b-DF21 through Nat Geo. I'm wondering if I could purchase the SNP pack for DF21 to go further. I just don't want to spend more money than necessary. I've tried to scan thought the raw dna files from Nat Geo but I don't have the skills. Any help would be appreciated.

deadly77
12-06-2017, 05:59 AM
As far as I am aware, FTDNA will not allow you to purchase any SNP packs unless you have done one of their introductory Y-STR tests first, although I'm willing to be corrected if I am wrong.

A good alternative to FTDNA is YSEQ. They offer a R1b-DF21 panel here https://www.yseq.net/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=6143&osCsid=f280d8e37d5f7939ec703519ed2e2eb6

I'm not part of the R1b project so not sure how comprehensive this panel is, but my interactions with YSEQ have been very good and I highly recommend them.

MacUalraig
12-06-2017, 08:39 AM
I was wondering if anyone has had success with purchasing a specific SNP pack from Family Tree DNA for a haplogroup assignment from Nat Geo? I have not done any testing with FTDNA, I did the Nat Geo test with the intention of transfering, not realizing the Helix version will not transfer. I was asssigned to R1b-DF21 through Nat Geo. I'm wondering if I could purchase the SNP pack for DF21 to go further. I just don't want to spend more money than necessary. I've tried to scan thought the raw dna files from Nat Geo but I don't have the skills. Any help would be appreciated.

I've had a surname project member go through the YSEQ DF21 panel and the lab performance was very good as it always is, so that would be my recommendation. There are no prerequisite tests, provided you know you are DF21+.

Rik Harper
12-09-2017, 03:12 AM
Thanks for the advice. I purchased the DF21 pack from YSeq. They were confident that would work.

wombatofthenorth
12-09-2017, 05:11 AM
As far as I am aware, FTDNA will not allow you to purchase any SNP packs unless you have done one of their introductory Y-STR tests first, although I'm willing to be corrected if I am wrong.

A good alternative to FTDNA is YSEQ. They offer a R1b-DF21 panel here https://www.yseq.net/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=6143&osCsid=f280d8e37d5f7939ec703519ed2e2eb6

I'm not part of the R1b project so not sure how comprehensive this panel is, but my interactions with YSEQ have been very good and I highly recommend them.

they allow SNP packs without STR for Geno 2.0 and Geno 2.0 NG transfers (of course Geno 2.0 NG non-Helix does not transfer). Technically, simply telling them Helix assignment should be more than enough to let you take a SNP pack, but they don't seem to do stuff like that.

Rik Harper
01-23-2018, 10:02 PM
I went to YSeq and I got my first results today. I'm wondering if anyone could help me interpret these or direct me to someone who can. I would appreciate any help, I'm new to this.

Quicksummary:
R1b-DF21 Panel processing
S971 processing
S5488 T+
FGC3903 C-
FGC3213 A-
DF5 A-
S7200 processing
L1336 processing
Z16294 processing

gotten
01-23-2018, 10:27 PM
In the first round of the DF21 panel five SNPs are tested: FGC3213, DF5, S5488, S971, Z3004. Most of them span multiple branches just below DF21 and a few are well populated deeper branches. You tested positive for the mutation S5488, a mutation just below DF21 . While S971 is still processing, it will most certainly be negative as it is a parallel branch to S5488. The other ones that are processing are branches below S5488. It is quite possible that one of them will be positive. This process will iterate down the branches depending on further positive results. (see also http://www.yseq.net/product_info.php?products_id=6143).

Rik Harper
01-23-2018, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the help. That makes sense. I guess I was making it more complicated than it was.