Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Family Tree DNA project update

Thought I would give you an update on what is going on with the Family Tree DNA test that I had Charlie Brock take back on August 20, 2008. I would say that so far the test has been a bit of a bust! It has been almost three months and still no results. I made the last posting on October 7, 2008 to announce that there were inconsistencies with the results and that the tests were being rerun with results to follow on October 17th. That date has come and gone so I checked on it again today. The results are now due back on November 14th! It seems to me that somethings fishy is going on.

I understand the need to be accurate with the test results but give me a solid date and stick to it. I know that there was a hurricane a few weeks ago in Houston and that could be a factor. I also saw on the Internet that Family Tree DNA is teaming up with another company to help process some of its results. Maybe they are getting to big to handle the load of incoming tests? I am not versed in all of the details but something seems to be going on there.

I am going to keep you informed with what is going on. I honestly expect to see another test kit in the mail any day, requesting that we do it again. That is fine but man this is starting to drag out!


Anonymous said...

Im getting the same excuse. Now results that were due in early Sept. are now backed up to December

Kevin Lett said...

I think I am going to contact my person there and see what is up. I have two inside source at FTDNA so it is about time I give them a shout. I will let you know what I find out.

Anonymous said...

Our project administrator said 5 out of 7 are on hold due to the same excuse Charlie got, which they claim is rare.