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Thread: Is the MorleyDNA Y-DNA predictor accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saetro View Post
    Trying to squeeze fine detail out of a few Y markers packaged with an autosomal test is always a big ask.
    Save your money or ask for a birthday/Christmas gift towards a proper Y.

    Cautionary tale.
    A friend went with an estimate from a previous calculator.
    Received an inaccurate estimate due to two entirely different haplogroup paths containing the same marker at different points.
    Wasted time chasing the wrong ethnicity due to that wrong haplogroup.
    I have not seen much of that lately, so maybe the YDNA markers tested are more indicative. Or the calculators are better.
    Maybe, maybe not.
    Thanks for the response. Yeah, that's my biggest worry, value for money. I feel as if I have had decent value for money so far in regards to what I've invested already. I think for now anyway, I will save my money. Maybe at some point I will go for the big Y test as you recommended but for now I am happy enough.

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    If you want value for money I recommend checking out your surname's FTDNA project. Just google FTDNA + your surname and you will find it.

    If most of the samples are in the same branch and that branch is compatible with your Morley prediction, you can order a single SNP test from YSEQ for $18. It's a gamble, albeit a cheap one.

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    I have posted quite a few times about MorleyDNA giving an inaccurate result. One thread is at https://anthrogenica.com/showthread....SNP-and-WeGene Since MyHeritage v2 now uses the same test that 23andme v5 uses it also has the same problem. However, this problem does not affect L21 positive testers.
    Last edited by ArmandoR1b; 10-17-2020 at 11:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiolDiarmuid View Post
    For context, I have not yet done a Y-DNA test on FTDNA, although I plan to at some point in the near future. I tested the Y-SNP subclade predictor on MorleyDNA out of interest using my Ancestry autosomal results, I got R1B-L1065 as the most likely result which makes sense as my surname is of Scottish origin although it seems it is very limited in how much Y-DNA data can be taken from an autosomal test. So I wanted to ask those who have tried out this service and who have also their Y-DNA properly tested, how accurate was MorleyDNA in predicting your results?
    Will you provide a screenshot of your MorleyDNA result? Will you also upload to https://cladefinder.yseq.net/ and post a screenshot of the result from that site?

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    Here is another thread where an R1b person was given the wrong subclade by MorleyDNA - https://anthrogenica.com/showthread....ogroup-v5-chip

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    Here is another post where someone received contradictory haplogroups from MorleyDNA https://anthrogenica.com/showthread....l=1#post287182

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmandoR1b View Post
    I have posted quite a few times about MorleyDNA giving an inaccurate result. One thread is at https://anthrogenica.com/showthread....SNP-and-WeGene Since AncestryDNA now uses the same test that 23andme v5 uses it also has the same problem. However., this problem does not affect L21 positive testers.
    23andMe uses Illumina GSA
    https://research.23andme.com/genotyp...ices-research/
    Did AncestryDNA move to GSA as well?
    I wasn't able to find a source for that, just blog posts from past years saying they might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmokeefe View Post
    23andMe uses Illumina GSA
    https://research.23andme.com/genotyp...ices-research/
    Did AncestryDNA move to GSA as well?
    I wasn't able to find a source for that, just blog posts from past years saying they might.
    You are correct. I was confusing MyHeritage v2 and AncestryDNA v2. FTDNA v2 also uses the GSA. https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_SNP_comparison_chart

    I don't know if AncestryDNA have started using the GSA chip yet but they will have to at some point since according to reports the OmniExpress chip is being discontinued.

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