FamilyTreeDNA.com made a couple of announcements this past week.
First, a new sign in page. You shouldn’t notice any difference in behavior. For Project Administrators it clarifies that either a Kit Number or GAP Username can be used to login. If you have a bookmark or favorite saved, you might need to update it to: https://www.familytreedna.com/sign-in
There were also some changes to their Password settings:
- The Password Reset will send a link to the kit’s primary email address. If you have any issues with this, contact an administrator.
- While the password qualification still between 5 – 25 characters, passwords are now case sensitive.
The second announcement came in a new product offer – “R1b-M343 & M269v2 Backbone SNP Pack”. Since PSHG members belong to the upstream haplogroup R1b-M343 (which includes R-M269) you may have received an email about about the new product. Since PSHG members first test for the downstream SNPs FGC13609/FGC13605, this new SNP pack will probably not provide you any benefit.
For members interested in their SNPs downstream from FGC13609/FGC13605, the BigY test is recommended.