Many participants have their match preferences in their FTDNA account settings at a low resolution setting that is matching participants that are so distantly related that we cannot even Group the matches. This is generating massive numbers of email notifications, wasting everyone’s time. Please review your match settings and adjust to a higher resolution for notifications. I can tell you that we do not Group any results for testing levels under 37 Markers.
Also, there are many participants who have “joined” the HILL DNA PROJECT only for the purpose of finding collateral relations with no Y-DNA connection to any HILL participants. Many of these participants have their match notifications very low as well, also generating massive numbers of email notifications, wasting everyone’s time. For participants only searching for collateral relation research, you will find better lineage information on this (www.hilldna.com) website by using the SEARCH feature, than you will find at FTDNA.
For either of the above situations, if you are receiving too many false-match email notifications from the FTDNA, please log on to your FTDNA account page and adjust your preferences to a higher resolution.