[Ferguson-dna] NGS Sales

Colin Ferguson colin.fergie at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 09:04:41 CST 2016


Hi Matt,
Actually the 6 kits you mention all have DYS448=20. There are another
25 kits in the Branch that have DYS448=19. At this point I would seek
pledges only and create a GoFundMe site only when the money pledged
was enough to buy the test.
Good luck!
Colin

On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Matt Ferguson <fergshere at gmail.com> wrote:
> Colin,
>
> I’m in R1b > L21 > L1065 > S764 >S756 Scots Branch II and would like to
> participate in the BigY test.
>
> It looks like there are only six kits in this haplogroup: B5642, 19263 /
> 389923, 53675, 235156 and 89310.
>
> Crowd sourcing sounds like the way to go. I can create a GoFundMe site for
> this effort since, as you said, the cost is $575.
>
> Who’s in?
>
> Regards,
> Matt Ferguson
>
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 8:05 AM Colin Ferguson via Ferguson-dna
> <ferguson-dna at cfsna.net> wrote:
>>
>> NGS means Next Generation Sequencing. There are two products to
>> consider: BigY and YElite.
>>
>> The current price for BigY is $525 and with luck you might find a $75
>> coupon code.
>>
>> Here is a coupon for a $220 discount on Y Elite 2.1 bringing the price
>> down to $575
>> coupon code=FGCsale2016
>>
>> The technical advantages of Y Elite over BigY are discussed on this
>> page by James Kane.
>> http://www.it2kane.org/category/snp-testing/
>>
>> FTDNA does a poor job of presenting BigY data but their database is
>> much larger than FGC's allowing more comparisons to be made. These
>> advantages/disadvantages are overcome by third party analysis. Persons
>> in any of the R1b haplogroups are lucky, they can submit at no cost
>> their BigY or YElite data to the Big Tree at http://www.ytree.net/ for
>> analysis and comparison. Persons in any of the other haplogroups will
>> need to submit their results to Yfull.com https://www.yfull.com/ for
>> analysis and comparison at a cost of $45.
>>
>> FTDNA turnaround times for BigY are many weeks whereas with FGC they
>> are many months.
>>
>> We have three groups large enough that crowd sourcing would be a
>> feasible means of funding NGS tests. They are:
>> I2 > M223 > L126 >Y4752 Isles/Sc - 15 Branches I
>> I2 > M223 > L126 >Y4752 Isles/Sc - 15 Branches II
>> R1b > L21 > L1065 > S764 >S756 Scots Branch II
>>
>> If you would like to help organize or participate in an effort in one
>> of these groups please reply to the list so we can gage the interest.
>> Cheers,
>> Colin
>>
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