Re: New Big-Y files needed

Thomas Goff

Hi again, thanks for the tutorial.

I had a few reasons to try the others --

23andme: Jokingly, for several years my wife and I have disputed who had more Neanderthal DNA. She is from Eastern Europe and my maternal line is Portuguese, so with remains found in Croatia and the Iberian peninsula, we had a friendly competition. We put to rest that she indeed does have more variants, 287 and 271 for me. Over 300 is considered high and 23andme highest results were 397. However, not sure I really came out ahead in this? LOL  It also provides some health traits that I'm still looking in to. Another interesting difference I liked was the ancestry timeline. See the link provided if your interested.

AncestryDNA: It was only $54 on black Friday and I'm hoping its ethnicity estimate provides more insight than the others.

I came across this article on the differences between all the DNA studies.

On Monday, January 8, 2018, 11:11:03 AM EST, Jared Smith <jared@...> wrote:

I'd certainly recommend that anyone that has done autosomal testing to
upload their results to This site provides a great way
to find matches from all of the major testing companies. If you've not
used it, I wrote a tutorial that may be helpful -

It would be a good idea to check your GedMatch one-to-many list for
the surnames of folks in this group. It's most likely that our shared
direct male line ancestors are too far back to have shared autosomal
DNA from them, but it's possible we're related in other ways.



On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:03 AM, Thomas Goff <thomasgoff94@...> wrote:
> Thanks, sounds good.
> btw, forgot to mention. I took advantage of some sales on other DNA testing.
> My 23andme test are in and waiting for results.  Let me know if
> you are interested with these results.
> Best,
> Tom
> On Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:20:48 AM EST, Jared Smith
> <jared@...> wrote:
> Thomas -
> That is correct. This is only for those that have done the Big-Y test. If
> any new SNP testing looks viable for you after the analysis, I'll certainly
> let you know.
> Thanks,
> Jared

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