Why do I get a better match on mitoSearch than FamilyTreeDNA?

Is FamilyTreeDNA accurate?

Good if you’re really into DNA testing, for more user friendly options, we suggest 23andMe or Ancestry. FamilyTreeDNA offers a thorough and reliable service. The company has been doing this for a long time, so you know that you can trust them to provide accurate results.

What is the difference between HVR1 and HVR2?

HVR1 is considered a “low resolution” region and HVR2 is considered a “high resolution” region. Getting HVR1 and HVR2 DNA tests can help determine one’s haplogroup.

What does exact match mean in genetic distance?

A genetic distance of zero means that there are no differences in the two results and there is an exact match.

What is a good match for DNA?

Centimorgans (cM) are units of genetic linkage between two given individuals. For example, if you share 1800 cM with an individual, that means you share around 25% of your DNA with them. A strong match will have around 200 cM or more.

How long does it take to get results from FamilyTreeDNA?

2 to 4 weeks

Result processing times: Family Finder results typically take 2 to 4 weeks. mtDNA results typically take 6 to 8 weeks. Y-DNA results typically take 3 to 6 weeks.

Does FamilyTreeDNA sell your information?

How FamilyTreeDNA shares your information. FamilyTreeDNA does not share your individual Personal Information with third parties without your additional consent other than as described in this Privacy Statement.

Why does looking at HVR1 in mtDNA give us information about ancestry?

Choosing an mtDNA Test

Testing only HVR1 will produce low-resolution results with a huge number of matches, so most experts generally recommend testing both HVR1 and HVR2 for more precise results. HVR1 and HVR2 test results also identify the ethnic and geographic origin of the maternal line.

What does mtDNA HVR2 mean?

Matching on HVR1 and HVR2 means that you have a 50% chance of sharing a common maternal ancestor within the last twenty-eight generations. That is about 700 years. Matching exactly on the Mitochondrial DNA Full Sequence test brings your matches into more recent times.

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