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By Armando - Posted on 28 June 2013

FamilyTreeDNA.com has lowered the price for the Family Finder test to $99.
Since there are so many of us that have at least one ancestor in common
this can be an additional tool in our research by helping each other out
with DNA matches and triangulation.

Here is a good site with an explanation of triangulation.

http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/21/triangulation-for-autosomal-dna/

You will also get to see what percentage of European, Amerindian, Asian,
Middle Eastern and African ancestry you have.

Previously the price was so high it was hard to justify spending so much on
the test. Now with the current price it might be worth it to many of you.
Here is a link where it can be ordered.

http://www.familytreedna.com/family-finder-compare.aspx

You can also order it and join the Los Altos de Jalisco DNA project at the
following site -

http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco

The prices have also been reduced for some of the Y-DNA tests.

Saludos,
Armando

Hello Armando,
 
Do you or anyone else have any idea how many or what percentage of Nuestros Ranchos members have had any of their
DNA tested?   It might help me decide whether or not to proceed with the autosomal test, as ones chances of finding a match is limited to their data base.   
Thanks so much,  Alice 

________________________________
From: Armando
To: announce@NuestrosRanchos.com
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:28 PM
Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99

FamilyTreeDNA.com has lowered the price for the Family Finder test to $99.
Since there are so many of us that have at least one ancestor in common
this can be an additional tool in our research by helping each other out
with DNA matches and triangulation.

Here is a good site with an explanation of triangulation.

http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/21/triangulation-for-autosomal-dna/

You will also get to see what percentage of European, Amerindian, Asian,
Middle Eastern and  African ancestry you have.

Previously the price was so high it was hard to justify spending so much on
the test. Now with the current price it might be worth it to many of you.
Here is a link where it can be ordered.

http://www.familytreedna.com/family-finder-compare.aspx

You can also order it and join the Los Altos de Jalisco DNA project at the
following site -

http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco

The prices have also been reduced for some of the Y-DNA tests.

Saludos,
Armando

Hello Alice,

The number and percentage of people that have tested seems to be small. The
number of people that share their family tree and respond to inquiries is
even smaller. My hope and expectation is that someday the number will be
high enough that we can have some concrete evidence that certain chromosome
segments are extremely likely to belong to a specific line. That will never
happen if everyone waits for someone else to test. You also don't know who
you have as matches until you test.

Another thing, many people are concentrating on just their male line and
that is only a small percentage of their ancestry. What about all of the
other lines? Family Finder is what can help us with those.

Saludos,
Armando

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Alice Blake wrote:

> Hello Armando,
>
> Do you or anyone else have any idea how many or what percentage of
> Nuestros Ranchos members have had any of their
> DNA tested? It might help me decide whether or not to proceed with the
> autosomal test, as ones chances of finding a match is limited to their data
> base.
> Thanks so much, Alice
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Armando
> To: announce@NuestrosRanchos.com
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:28 PM
> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99
>
>
> FamilyTreeDNA.com has lowered the price for the Family Finder test to $99.
> Since there are so many of us that have at least one ancestor in common
> this can be an additional tool in our research by helping each other out
> with DNA matches and triangulation.
>
> Here is a good site with an explanation of triangulation.
>
> http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/21/triangulation-for-autosomal-dna/
>
> You will also get to see what percentage of European, Amerindian, Asian,
> Middle Eastern and African ancestry you have.
>
> Previously the price was so high it was hard to justify spending so much on
> the test. Now with the current price it might be worth it to many of you.
> Here is a link where it can be ordered.
>
> http://www.familytreedna.com/family-finder-compare.aspx
>
> You can also order it and join the Los Altos de Jalisco DNA project at the
> following site -
>
> http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco
>
> The prices have also been reduced for some of the Y-DNA tests.
>
>
> Saludos,
> Armando

Hola Armando , I am really slow to comprehend, I read some and if I understand it the test goes back only 5 generations. If that is correct it doesn't seem worth it or am I missing something.

> Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:55:28 -0500
> From: fandemma@gmail.com
> To: announce@nuestrosranchos.com; alicebb@att.net
> Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99
>
> Hello Alice,
>
> The number and percentage of people that have tested seems to be small. The
> number of people that share their family tree and respond to inquiries is
> even smaller. My hope and expectation is that someday the number will be
> high enough that we can have some concrete evidence that certain chromosome
> segments are extremely likely to belong to a specific line. That will never
> happen if everyone waits for someone else to test. You also don't know who
> you have as matches until you test.
>
> Another thing, many people are concentrating on just their male line and
> that is only a small percentage of their ancestry. What about all of the
> other lines? Family Finder is what can help us with those.
>
> Saludos,
> Armando
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Alice Blake wrote:
>
> > Hello Armando,
> >
> > Do you or anyone else have any idea how many or what percentage of
> > Nuestros Ranchos members have had any of their
> > DNA tested? It might help me decide whether or not to proceed with the
> > autosomal test, as ones chances of finding a match is limited to their data
> > base.
> > Thanks so much, Alice
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Armando
> > To: announce@NuestrosRanchos.com
> > Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:28 PM
> > Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99
> >
> >
> > FamilyTreeDNA.com has lowered the price for the Family Finder test to $99.
> > Since there are so many of us that have at least one ancestor in common
> > this can be an additional tool in our research by helping each other out
> > with DNA matches and triangulation.
> >
> > Here is a good site with an explanation of triangulation.
> >
> > http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/21/triangulation-for-autosomal-dna/
> >
> > You will also get to see what percentage of European, Amerindian, Asian,
> > Middle Eastern and African ancestry you have.
> >
> > Previously the price was so high it was hard to justify spending so much on
> > the test. Now with the current price it might be worth it to many of you.
> > Here is a link where it can be ordered.
> >
> > http://www.familytreedna.com/family-finder-compare.aspx
> >
> > You can also order it and join the Los Altos de Jalisco DNA project at the
> > following site -
> >
> > http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco
> >
> > The prices have also been reduced for some of the Y-DNA tests.
> >
> >
> > Saludos,
> > Armando
> > -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
> > Nuestros Ranchos Announce Mailing List
> >
> > To post, send email to:
> > announce(at)NuestrosRanchos.com
> >
> > To change your subscription, log on to:
> > http://www.NuestrosRanchos.com
> > -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
> > Nuestros Ranchos Announce Mailing List
> >
> > To post, send email to:
> > announce(at)NuestrosRanchos.com
> >
> > To change your subscription, log on to:
> > http://www.NuestrosRanchos.com
> >

I had my MTDNA done and it came back Haplogroup A.. Native American
I had my Fathers Castanon DNA done and it came back Haplogroup R1b1
I had my mothers paternal line done through her brother Gutierrez it came back Haplogroup N.
I would like to have the test done that show's percentages.
Linda in B.C.

________________________________
From: Armando
To: announce@nuestrosranchos.com; Alice Blake
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99

Hello Alice,

The number and percentage of people that have tested seems to be small. The
number of people that share their family tree and respond to inquiries is
even smaller. My hope and expectation is that someday the number will be
high enough that we can have some concrete evidence that certain chromosome
segments are extremely likely to belong to a specific line. That will never
happen if everyone waits for someone else to test. You also don't know who
you have as matches until you test.

Another thing, many people are concentrating on just their male line and
that is only a small percentage of their ancestry. What about all of the
other lines? Family Finder is what can help us with those.

Saludos,
Armando

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Alice Blake wrote:

> Hello Armando,
>
> Do you or anyone else have any idea how many or what percentage of
> Nuestros Ranchos members have had any of their
> DNA tested?  It might help me decide whether or not to proceed with the
> autosomal test, as ones chances of finding a match is limited to their data
> base.
> Thanks so much,  Alice
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: Armando
> To: announce@NuestrosRanchos.com
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:28 PM
> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99
>
>
> FamilyTreeDNA.com has lowered the price for the Family Finder test to $99.
> Since there are so many of us that have at least one ancestor in common
> this can be an additional tool in our research by helping each other out
> with DNA matches and triangulation.
>
> Here is a good site with an explanation of triangulation.
>
> http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/21/triangulation-for-autosomal-dna/
>
> You will also get to see what percentage of European, Amerindian, Asian,
> Middle Eastern and  African ancestry you have.
>
> Previously the price was so high it was hard to justify spending so much on
> the test. Now with the current price it might be worth it to many of you.
> Here is a link where it can be ordered.
>
> http://www.familytreedna.com/family-finder-compare.aspx
>
> You can also order it and join the Los Altos de Jalisco DNA project at the
> following site -
>
> http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco
>
> The prices have also been reduced for some of the Y-DNA tests.
>
>
> Saludos,
> Armando

Hola Ronnie,

That is what the website states but when you take the test there is a list
of matches that show as 2nd Cousin - 4th Cousin, 3rd Cousin - 5th Cousin,
5th Cousin - Remote Cousin which means they can it even goes further back
than 5th cousin using their own wording on the matches. Even if it is a 5th
cousin that is 6 generations and not 5 which is a 4th cousin. Also, I have
found people that match both my DNA and my uncle's DNA and we have
ancestors in common that go back more than 5 generations. I also had my
mother tested and there are people that match my DNA and her DNA but they
don't have a common ancestor with us in the last 5 generations either. More
people that match us need to test in order to be able to triangulate to the
line that matches us in all of the cases. You will also need that and since
you and I likely have ancestors in common we might have inherited a segment
of DNA from a common ancestor. The only way you are going to see what is
available is by getting the test. Additionally, you might end up helping
people other than yourself.

Saludos,
Armando

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Ronald Reynoso wrote:

> Hola Armando , I am really slow to comprehend, I read some and if I
> understand it the test goes back only 5 generations. If that is correct it
> doesn't seem worth it or am I missing something.
>
>
>

Hola Armando, is this test for both maternal and Paternal sides ?

> Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:23:53 -0500
> From: fandemma@gmail.com
> To: announce@nuestrosranchos.com
> Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99
>
> Hola Ronnie,
>
> That is what the website states but when you take the test there is a list
> of matches that show as 2nd Cousin - 4th Cousin, 3rd Cousin - 5th Cousin,
> 5th Cousin - Remote Cousin which means they can it even goes further back
> than 5th cousin using their own wording on the matches. Even if it is a 5th
> cousin that is 6 generations and not 5 which is a 4th cousin. Also, I have
> found people that match both my DNA and my uncle's DNA and we have
> ancestors in common that go back more than 5 generations. I also had my
> mother tested and there are people that match my DNA and her DNA but they
> don't have a common ancestor with us in the last 5 generations either. More
> people that match us need to test in order to be able to triangulate to the
> line that matches us in all of the cases. You will also need that and since
> you and I likely have ancestors in common we might have inherited a segment
> of DNA from a common ancestor. The only way you are going to see what is
> available is by getting the test. Additionally, you might end up helping
> people other than yourself.
>
> Saludos,
> Armando
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Ronald Reynoso wrote:
>
> > Hola Armando , I am really slow to comprehend, I read some and if I
> > understand it the test goes back only 5 generations. If that is correct it
> > doesn't seem worth it or am I missing something.
> >
> >
> >

Hola Ronnie. The test is for the autosomal DNA that you have inherited from
all of your ancestors.

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 2:32 PM, Ronald Reynoso wrote:

> Hola Armando, is this test for both maternal and Paternal sides ?
>
>
>

Yes, the Family Finder test will provide percentages. Once you get the
results for that you will want to upload the raw data to Gedmatch.com or
email Doug McDonald at dmcdona@illinois.edu for a proper and free analysis
of your admixture. Their results are closer to what the Genographic 2.0
results would provide. The wording on the Population Finder in Family
Finder can be very misleading.

You might also find DNA matches and since your ancestors are well
documented you will have a higher likelihood of finding a documented common
ancestor. This could help other people as well.

I take it you haven't had SNP testing on your Y-DNA. Additionally I can't
find the Castanon or Castañon surname in ysearch.org. Did you upload your
results to ysearch.org? It would be great if you would join the Los Altos
de Jalisco DNA project with the Y-DNA and mtDNA testing you have done. Even
though the name of the project is for Los Altos they are also looking for
people from Zacatecas and Aguascalientes to test since many of the families
have common ancestors. You can order the Family Finder test and join the
project at the same time at
http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Erlinda Castanon-Long <
longsjourney@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I had my MTDNA done and it came back Haplogroup A.. Native American
> I had my Fathers Castanon DNA done and it came back Haplogroup R1b1
> I had my mothers paternal line done through her brother Gutierrez it came
> back Haplogroup N.
> I would like to have the test done that show's percentages.
> Linda in B.C.
>
>

I have never been tested for dna period,I would like to have it done but man it very confusing for me to make a choice of which one to get. As far as I know I don't have any castanon surname or connection . The bulk of mine are rooted in Los Altos , in Aguascalientes stemming from the late 16oos and early 1700s ,the same for Zacatecas. I trip cause I wonder if I would confuse the DNA testing because I have so much inbreeding its not funny or normal. Well if do have it done I guess I wiil try the 99 dollar special

> Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:58:41 -0500
> From: fandemma@gmail.com
> To: announce@nuestrosranchos.com; longsjourney@yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99
>
> Yes, the Family Finder test will provide percentages. Once you get the
> results for that you will want to upload the raw data to Gedmatch.com or
> email Doug McDonald at dmcdona@illinois.edu for a proper and free analysis
> of your admixture. Their results are closer to what the Genographic 2.0
> results would provide. The wording on the Population Finder in Family
> Finder can be very misleading.
>
> You might also find DNA matches and since your ancestors are well
> documented you will have a higher likelihood of finding a documented common
> ancestor. This could help other people as well.
>
> I take it you haven't had SNP testing on your Y-DNA. Additionally I can't
> find the Castanon or Castañon surname in ysearch.org. Did you upload your
> results to ysearch.org? It would be great if you would join the Los Altos
> de Jalisco DNA project with the Y-DNA and mtDNA testing you have done. Even
> though the name of the project is for Los Altos they are also looking for
> people from Zacatecas and Aguascalientes to test since many of the families
> have common ancestors. You can order the Family Finder test and join the
> project at the same time at
> http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Erlinda Castanon-Long <
> longsjourney@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > I had my MTDNA done and it came back Haplogroup A.. Native American
> > I had my Fathers Castanon DNA done and it came back Haplogroup R1b1
> > I had my mothers paternal line done through her brother Gutierrez it came
> > back Haplogroup N.
> > I would like to have the test done that show's percentages.
> > Linda in B.C.
> >
> >

The email you responded to was for Linda Castañon which is why I mentioned
the Castañon surname.

Since you have not done any DNA tests I recommend that you get a Family
Finder + Y-DNA37 under the combined tests at
http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco

It doesn't matter that our ancestors practiced endogamy. Not all of the DNA
was passed down to us. Some of it got lost through the generations. Using
triangulation with other people that match our DNA is what allows us to
narrow down common autosomal DNA segments to a specific line.

The relation to other people along the Y-DNA line is determined by STR and
SNP markers. You have to get the regular 37 marker test first which is for
the STR markers then a determination can be made which SNP tests are
recommended.

You should also upload a gedcom file once you have an account with
Familytreedna

Saludos,
Armando

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM, Ronald Reynoso wrote:

> I have never been tested for dna period,I would like to have it done but
> man it very confusing for me to make a choice of which one to get. As far
> as I know I don't have any castanon surname or connection . The bulk of
> mine are rooted in Los Altos , in Aguascalientes stemming from the late
> 16oos and early 1700s ,the same for Zacatecas. I trip cause I wonder if I
> would confuse the DNA testing because I have so much inbreeding its not
> funny or normal. Well if do have it done I guess I wiil try the 99 dollar
> special
>
>
> > Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:58:41 -0500
> > From: fandemma@gmail.com
> > To: announce@nuestrosranchos.com; longsjourney@yahoo.com
> > Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Family Finder test now $99
> >
> > Yes, the Family Finder test will provide percentages. Once you get the
> > results for that you will want to upload the raw data to Gedmatch.com or
> > email Doug McDonald at dmcdona@illinois.edu for a proper and free
> analysis
> > of your admixture. Their results are closer to what the Genographic 2.0
> > results would provide. The wording on the Population Finder in Family
> > Finder can be very misleading.
> >
> > You might also find DNA matches and since your ancestors are well
> > documented you will have a higher likelihood of finding a documented
> common
> > ancestor. This could help other people as well.
> >
> > I take it you haven't had SNP testing on your Y-DNA. Additionally I can't
> > find the Castanon or Castañon surname in ysearch.org. Did you upload
> your
> > results to ysearch.org? It would be great if you would join the Los
> Altos
> > de Jalisco DNA project with the Y-DNA and mtDNA testing you have done.
> Even
> > though the name of the project is for Los Altos they are also looking for
> > people from Zacatecas and Aguascalientes to test since many of the
> families
> > have common ancestors. You can order the Family Finder test and join the
> > project at the same time at
> > http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=losaltosdejalisco
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Erlinda Castanon-Long <
> > longsjourney@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I had my MTDNA done and it came back Haplogroup A.. Native American
> > > I had my Fathers Castanon DNA done and it came back Haplogroup R1b1
> > > I had my mothers paternal line done through her brother Gutierrez it
> came
> > > back Haplogroup N.
> > > I would like to have the test done that show's percentages.
> > > Linda in B.C.
> > >
> > >
> > -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
> > Nuestros Ranchos Announce Mailing List
> >
> > To post, send email to:
> > announce(at)NuestrosRanchos.com
> >
> > To change your subscription, log on to:
> > http://www.NuestrosRanchos.com
>

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