Big Y, what next?

General discussions regarding DNA and its uses in genealogy research

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U5b2b
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 2:17 pm
All Big Y testers should send in a request for their Hg38 .BAM files. These files belong to us because we paid a lot of money for them and our Big Y results belong to us and not to FTDNA. FTDNA is holding out on us and they had seven months to sort the upgrade.

This is the answer I got to my request today.
"Hello,
Thank you for contacting FTDNA. Unfortunately, BAM file generation is not currently active. We hope to have this feature available late May. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued patience.
Best regards,"

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MtDNA:
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:02 pm
A post on the FTDNA forum, 10 of May 2018.


Ysearch and Mitosearch going out of business

Hello all,

"I wanted to let you know that it looks like Ysearch and Mitosearch are finally going to be shut down. Management is aiming for the end of this month but the exact date has not been announced yet. I would recommend getting whatever data you may want off of it as soon as possible."


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:19 pm
The GDPR is going to cause problems for all of us dna testers.

http://gdprandyou.ie/gdpr-for-individuals/

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:43 am
If FTDNA had to close ysearch because of the new EU rules then the dna projects could be next in line. There is a lot more personal info in the dna projects than there was in ysearch.
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