This morning, Family Tree DNA announced to project administrators some of the first major updates to their BIG Y product since its launch.
When I closed the survey, 101 people (n=101) had taken it. The first question was, "Do you use DNA Triangulation with your matches?" 63.4% answered Yes, and 36.6% answered No.
23andMe sent out the following message to all of their customers today.
DNA Segments and their reliability for identifying DNA shared between descendants of a common ancestor are central to autosomal genetic genealogy. It is generally accepted that as the size of a DNA Segment decreases its likely reliability also decreases and the likelihood that it is a false positive increases. Thus, the subject of Small DNA Segments is a controversial and important topic.
I am starting a DNA Survey series. I have two motivations. First, I believe in serving users wants. Second, I believe in transparency.
It is time again for Family Tree DNA's mid-summer sale. This year the sale runs from August 1st through August 31st. That gives us plenty of time to fire up our genealogy software and fire off emails and phone calls to our cousins.