Thursday, February 24, 2011

Big Surprise of the Day!

Thomas Kranh of FTDNA has just replied to my email from this morning. He has retested my
P66- SNP and, begorrah!, it is now P66+ and my haplogroup, which was R1b1b2a1b5 now has a
c suffix after the 5. I hope Jim McKown enjoyed being the sole proprietor of that haplogroup
because he now has to share it with me and probably cousin Sam as well.

Retest Status Revisited

Since Feb. 21st has come and gone and I have had no update from FTDNA regarding the retesting
of my P66- SNP result. I just sent an email to Thomas Krahn asking if it was safe to assume
that my test samples had been retested and no change found. I hope to receive an answer to this next week.

My FTDNA Home Page where I view my matches has been partially obscured since either last Friday or Saturday. This happens periodically for no reason that FTDNA has ever bothered to
explain. Specifically, the last match at every level from 12 markers through 67 markers on every group of which I am a member is covered with a horizontal bar that blocks the view of just who those matches are. I complained about this via "Contact Us" and as usual, have received no response, and worse yet, the problem has not been corrected.

I mention this to see if any of you have encountered this as well or if it is personal between me and FTDNA.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Three to Five Weeks, Oh My!

FTDNA replied to my email that the retesting for P66+ and the analysis of the result
should be completed in three to five weeks from Jan. 24th. and that should put it
about Feb. 21st. We should know by then, or shortly thereafter, whether or not
Jim McKown's result on that Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)is simply unstable
or has reverted to some previous norm. I am expecting good things, but regardless,
I am confident that we are related, although it might be back as far as the 1600's
that our Most Recent Common Ancestor(MRCA)fathered two sons and that is probably
where our lines grew a bit farther apart.