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After finding the Phillips DNA Project, I had my father send in a DNA test kit to FamilyTree DNA. Will these results automatically be sent to the Phillips DNA project? Any idea on when I should expect the results or how I can track that?
Any guidance on how to maneuver through these various companies and websites would be appreciated!
I looked up the FTDNA Kit number for your dad. FTDNA show they have not received the kit back yet. Once they do, FTDNA states 6 to 8 weeks for results to post, however, most of the time it is 4 to 6 weeks. You have already received your user name(the kit#) and password for your dad's kit when you placed the order at FTDNA. If you go to the FTDNA website at www.ftdna.com
then click the log in button, you will gain access to his personal page.
The Phillips DNA Project website is mainly for information and allows us to post results anonymously using the kit# and the EKA(earliest known ancestor) of your Phillips line. We also like to post the paternal line, but this is optional. We strongly recommend the paternal line posting because it can or could help in determining the common paternal ancestor with your dad's matches of his Y-DNA. We never post any ancestor b. after 1900/1910, because this protects his privacy. I am glad you registered on this site as it puts your email on the mass mail list for contact with the project. We really only use it for notification of the newsletter the project puts out every month. Occasionally, we do make an important news announcement, such as a sale notice or other important information our project members should know.
I noted you put your email address on your dad's kit, so all emails from FTDNA will go right to you. Email is FTDNA's preferred method of communication and will include notices of results posted and Y-DNA matches. They will be generic emails, such as "your results have posted" or "you have a match in the FTDNA database, please log into your personal page to view them." Nancy Kiser, Jen Phillips-Smith and I get copied on them so we are aware and can help you further. Nancy is our lead administrator and as you already know, is willing to help you any way needed.
Last thing, once the results post, we recommend you upload them to www.ysearch.org
. Quite easy to do from your FTDNA personal page with a link to click. ySearch is a database that allows anyone who Y-DNA tested, no matter what testing company, to upload their results for comparison. In other words, you could find matches outside of the FTDNA database.
Hope I answered your questions, feel free to ask more.
Tom Hutchison, Volunteer Co-Administrator, Phillips DNA Project