Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Family Tree Now Accepting Raw Data Upload Conversions from 23andMe

By Janet Crain

Those of you who have tested at 23andMe may now upload your raw data to Family Tree DNA to be converted to Family Finder. If you tested at the V3 platform it will cost $50. Really a good deal as Family Finder is usually $299. It is a special price and won't last long. The conversion is not a perfect match as some snp's are different but with over 900,000 snp's to compare there should be plenty. 

If you tested at the V2 level it will cost more. The way I understand it, you pay your $50. Then when you upload it will say you don't have enough snp's and you will then be offered a $109. special price for the Family Finder test. That is also a really good temporary price. 

Is it worth it to have both? I think it is. You will need to download your raw data and unzip it before you upload.

If it uploads successfully you will get this message:

"Congratulations! The results file you uploaded was determined to be a V3
File with more than 900,000 SNP results. Please note, uploaded results files
Are batch processed once a week. You will be notified by e-mail when your
Results file has been processed.

After your results file is processed you will be able to enjoy the many
Family Tree DNA features and order additional tests to uncover more about
Your ancestral origins."

There was a glitch earlier but everything seems fine now.

By CeCe Moore 
The time has finally come for all of you who have been waiting. Family Tree DNA is now accepting raw data uploads from 23andMe. If you are already a customer of FTDNA, sign into your account from the home page and order from there to avoid creating a duplicate account.  If not, go to the product listing and scroll down to "Transfer Relative Finder" and order from there. They are offering an introductory price of only $50 to 23andMe customers with v3 results for both new and existing FTDNA customers. A discount will be offered to 23andMe customers on the v2 chip via a coupon code after an upload verification of the raw data file.

Transfer options are:
Option Price Project MembershipMatching
FTDNA Kit Import (V2) $50+$109 = $159 Yes Retest
FTDNA Kit Import (V3) $50 Yes Database Import
New Customer Transfer (V2) $50+$109 = $159 Yes Retest
New Customer Transfer (V3) $50 Yes Database Import


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