Sunday, December 16, 2012

New DNA Results

Family Tree DNA ( recently changed how they report matches at each level
of testing.  If you have been thinking about it, they are currently discounting the costs of the tests
and upgrades.

Since upgrading to 111 markers some time ago, I have waited patiently for more matches at that
level and due to their new method of determining matches, I now have 11 where I had only 4.
This is very encouraging to me as well as it is to others.  One member of the Mag Uidhir
Airgialla Group now has 34 matches.  There are about 60 members of the group.

Brad McGuire has suggested that FTDNA has stopped counting some of the fast moving markers
but we won't know for sure until we hear that from FTDNA.  Also, both Brad McGuire and a
scientist from FTDNA have suggested that many more Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP's)
will soon become available to test and these are perhaps even more important than the Single
Tandem Repeats (STR's) or markers in establishing relationships.  That is all for now.