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Subject: Re: [R-M222] FTDNA Home Page
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:51:24 EDT
In a message dated 9/21/2010 3:36:11 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
think this means that the matches shown on our home pages are limited to
matches with testees who have given permission to FTDNA to fasciliate
contact between testees.
I checked the personal page settings at FTDNA. I don't see much in the
way of options concerning the database (but am still looking). Most seem to
be restricted to what shows up as your own personal matches.
Please choose your preference for matching purposes:
I want to restrict the display of matches only to my Surname Project
I want my matches to be set against the entire database.
When displaying matches only show (you can check more than one box):
12-marker matches/close matches
Please note that depending on your 12-marker haplotype you may see a high
number of irrelevant matches under this option. For relevant matches check
only the 25, 37 and 67 marker boxes.
25-marker matches/close matches
37-marker matches/close matches
67-marker matches/close matches
You also have this:
Match Y-DNA results to other Family Tree DNA customers
If you match someone who has signed a Release Form their name(s) and email
addresses are shown below. Since this page refers to you, your name and
email will not show up here, just people you match. If the same email address
appears multiple times then the people listed are members of a group study
which has chosen to make the group administrator a single point of contact.
Recent matches are at the top of the list, and new matches since your last
login are indicated with two asterisks ** next to their name. Only people
who sent us signed release forms are eligible to be listed here.
Maybe they don't have signed release forms for some?
I also think the "close" matches referred to above cuts out a lot. I
checked a few samples and FTDNA doesn't show anything higher than 4 GD matches
at 37 markers. At 67 markers they seem to top out at 6 or 7 GDs.
Most of use routinely look for higher GDs than that in Ysearch. In fact
the average Irish clan shows GDs of 5-6 or higher at 37 markers, none of
which would even show up in your personal match list.