Great news from FTDNA for those of us exploring the finer branching of the Y-DNA trees.
This received today:
Dear Group Administrators:
Great news! As we promised in late January, we’re now able to begin to make Big Y BAM files available again.
Those testers who had BAM files prior to the interruption will have
immediate access to them. Page functionality has been restored, along
with the ability to download the zipped file or to get a randomly
generated “share” link. Each time you click the button to get a link, a
new one is generated. As before, those links expire in 14 days.
We will work through the waiting list of requests in the order in which
they were received. Testers who requested BAM files but have not yet
received them should receive notification that their file is available
within the next 2-3 weeks.
Those who have ordered Big Y in the interim can request their file when their results are complete.
We have added an important statement to the download page:
Read before you download: We are committed to protecting the privacy of
our customers. By downloading any raw data or reports, you hereby
indicate that you are the owner of that data or have permission to
download the data, and you further indicate your understanding that
Family Tree DNA cannot in any way guarantee the security or privacy of
your downloaded data. Furthermore, you understand that by uploading your
raw data to a third party application and linking it to your name,
Family Tree DNA kit number, email address, or any other identifying
information, the security of your raw data and record is further put at
downloading your raw data, you assume the liability for any breach of
privacy and release Family Tree DNA from any privacy violation that
results either directly or indirectly from the downloaded raw data
and/or upload to a third party application.