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How distant should cousins be before a Big-Y test is helpful?

I've got a Big-Y and yDNA-111 already done for one cousin with a particular surname and he has a second cousin, once removed that has only tested yDNA-37. They have a shared brick wall that is just ...
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After a Big-Y test on FamilyTreeDNA does it make sense to order further SNP tests?

I ordered the Big-Y on top of my yDNA-111 STR test and it specifies many SNPs now that Big-Y is complete, but FTDNA continues to offer to sell me additional SNP tests and packets, in particular the I1 ...
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If you plan on getting a Big Y test, is there any value in going beyond yDNA-37?

For the FamilyTreeDNA.com yDNA tests, if you are pretty confident you are going to buy the Big Y test, would that fill in your SNPs up to yDNA-111 if you had only purchased yDNA-37 before upgrading to ...
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What is considered a strong match on a Big-Y DNA test?

I have done Big-Y on FamilyTreeDNA for a single individual and considering others as well as using the YFull interpretation service without fully understanding how to use it because I wanted to ...