Order Big YIf you haven't ordered Big Y yet, I recommend ordering it from FamilyTreeDNA website. I believe it is currently only for existing customers and can be order by clicking upgrade button at the top right corner.
Get the .BAM fileAfter getting the Big Y results, I recommend you to install the Big Y AddOn for Google Chrome which helps you to download and plot/mark on the latest Y-Tree. Getting the .BAM file must be requested from FTDNA Helpdesk. Please note that, .BAM file will be around 1 GB in size and it may take a while to download.
Ordering - YFull InterpretationThere seems to be two interpretation service, one for researchers and the other anonymous. I went for the one specified for researchers.
Once you click order now, you get the following form:
Fill in your details and click submit.
Results - YFull InterpretationAfter a week, I get login details for YFull and I can login to see my results. Below screenshot is when I login into YFull.
|Homepage of after login|
Haplogroup and SNPsBelow are the results you will get for positive, negative and ambiguous SNP results.
|Y-Haplogroup and Terminal SNP|
You can also click the download CSV to download the results in your hard disk. This download includes all positive, negative and ambiguous SNPs.
STR resultsYou can view all the 481 STR results.
|Y-STR filtered by 111 markers|
You can also click the download CSV to download the results in your hard disk.
Private SNPsThere are Best qual, Acceptable qual, Unreliable qual, Low qual, One reading! and INDELs tabs.
Browse raw dataApart from haplogroup, SNPs and STRs, you can also browse the .BAM by position.
|Browse raw data|
Check SNPsYou can also check a particular SNP. For example, if I key-in M89, my previous terminal SNP, I get the below result.
StatisticsYou can also view the statistics for the detailed results based on your .BAM file.
|Raw Data Statistics|
|Known SNPs Statistics|
|Private SNPs Statistics|
|Raw Mt Statistics|
Full MtWhat shocked me by total surprise is that, the .BAM file which is supposed to be for Y-DNA, also contains my Mt-DNA results!
GroupsFinally, there are groups where you can view and compare results of others belonging to the same haplogroup.
DownloadsYou can download my YFull Interpretation results here to have a look on what you can get.
ConclusionY-Full Interpretation service is certainly a must for every Big Y customer, and I strongly recommend it. If you are more focused on paternal ancestry line, I strongly recommend going for Big Y and use Y Full interpretation service.
Big Y currently costs US$ 695 and includes most of mtDNA, 400+ Y-STR and 50000 Y-SNPs. If we split the costs, full mtDNA US$ 199, 111 Y-STR US$ 359 and only individual Y-SNP tests are provided on request which is extremely costly, like US$ 39 per SNP. Hence, confirming just 5 individual SNPs and doing the other available tests will easily exceed the cost of Big Y.
I am grateful to YFull team for providing an excellent service free of cost.
Note: The costs are as on 29-Mar-2014 without any discounts or offers.