Thursday, February 16, 2017

Autosomal Transfers on Revised Chips Now Possible at Family Tree DNA

Here is some breaking news.

Family Tree DNA has solved the transfer problem and its Autosomal Transfer option now works with the revised test chips now used by AncestryDNA and 23andMe. 

So as of today if you have tested at Ancestry DNA or 23andMe you can download your raw DNA data results and upload the data to Family Tree DNA. That is if your autosomal DNA test results are on either the:
  • AncestryDNA V1 chip (test results from before mid-May)
  • AncestryDNA V2 chip (test results from about mid-May 2016)
  • 23andMe V3 chip
  • 23andMe V4 chip

Note that early 23andMe test results (prior to November 2013) on the 23andMe V1 chip or 23andMe V2 chip still can not be transferred.

As you may remember from previous posts, Family Tree DNA's Autosomal Transfer is initially free. What you get for free is: a list of your autosomal matches from the FTDNA database and access to the Family Finder Matrix which allows you to select and compare the autosomal DNA relationship between up to ten of your matches at one time.

And now for just $19 you can unlock the rest of the Family Finder features which includes the Chromosome Browser, myOrigin (ethnicity) and AncientOrigins. FamilyFinder is the name of Family Tree DNA's autosomal DNA test.

Autosomal Transfers were previously $39 to unlock the results. So if you have tested at either AncestryDNA or 23andMe and are curious about who might be in the match pool over at Family Tree DNA, you can save $60 by doing an Autosomal Transfer rather than an actual FTDNA FamilyFinder test that costs $79.

Of course, if you need/want a Y-DNA or mtDNA test then you would have to buy an actual test from Family Tree DNA. But if you are simply curious about autosomal matches this Autosomal Transfer is a great option.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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