This is Rebekah Canada with the Early New England Colonist DNA project. This week's news is brief. The most important part is updating your account settings to address the new privacy settings. It is important for this project that we have "Grant Limited Access" as our access level.
This is Rebekah Canada with the British Quakers DNA project. This week's news is brief. The most important part is updating your account settings to address the new privacy settings. It is important for this project that we have "Grant Limited Access" as our access level.
Work continues on updating subgroup names. I now have all subgroups renamed to show their path from HV to the correct branch on the tree. I am now adding the defining variants (sometimes called mutations) for each branch and the age of the branch where known.
This is Rebekah Canada from the H & HV mtDNA Project. For those who don't know me, I have included a short biography below. I checked in on the project late last month and soon realized that there were over 5,000 people un-grouped in the project. As Robert A. Heinlein said, the roads must roll. Thus, I am back for a little bit at least. As of today, all project members are now in mtDNA subgroups. I am working to update the names of subgroups to be more useful. When I am done, they will include...
Family Tree DNA sent out the following email on the evening of the 18th. Please keep in mind that although the two public databases are being shut down there will not be a direct impact on your FTDNA test results, matching, or project participation.
Announcement FTDNA Admin GDPR 2: Group Project Updates about the General Data Protection Regulations
Family Tree DNA sent the following information out to project administrators on the 15th. One of the most important changes that is being folded in with the GDPR updates is that new project members will have to change the default setting after they join a project to allow the project administrator to impersonate into their kit. This is important for doing things like downloading the CSV file of BIG Y500 STR results.
Family Tree DNA's plans to shut down both YSearch and MitoSearch were announced in the FTDNA Forums by Darren on the 10th. While both sites have needed updating for a long time, they have provided a valuable service to the community.
Terry and Marilyn Barton sent this email out to project administrators this evening. Please join me in thanking them for their many years of service to the genetic genealogy community. This is a message to all Administrators and Co-Administrators who have a WorldFamilies project site. We are both excited and saddened to announce our retirement [...]
This week, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) announced their change from the Big Y product to the Big Y-500 product. While the use of over 380 new STRs may or may not prove to be of any use to serious genealogists (Sometimes more is just more and not better.), it is good to see FTDNA moving [...]
Family Tree DNA sent this message out to project administrators and co-administrators on April 9th. Once they finish their site updates, I will go over them as tutorials. I deeply believe that it is important for those who take part in group projects to understand both what project administrators can and cannot see as part of project access to their accounts.