This OUTLINES a Y-Chromosome Presentation by Richard Hill that may be scheduled in person or online through the Contact form.
With so much focus on autosomal DNA tests, many people overlook Y-chromosome testing. Yet Y-DNA’s uniquely male inheritance path lets you do things that cannot be done through other test types.
While only males have a Y-chromosome to be tested, female genealogists can usually find a suitable male to represent their paternal line, e.g. their brother, father, paternal grandfather, or a son of any of those men. By testing suitable subjects, you can use Y-DNA tests to check any paternal line in your family tree.
The sex chromosomes X and Y
The Y-chromosome inheritance path
Narrower and deeper than autosomal DNA testing
Confirm descent from known male ancestors.
Find genetic relatives who share a male ancestor in the direct paternal line
Find surname of a male’s biological father…for adoptees and donor-conceived
Define your paternal haplogroup to trace ancient geographic migrations
Much more than Y-DNA sampling on some autosomal DNA tests
Family Tree DNA
25-year sample retention
Short Tandem Repeats or STRs
How many markers to test?
Different thresholds for a match
More markers increase resolution
Can order more up front or upgrade later at a higher total cost
Examples of Y-DNA test results
Settings: Surnames and Earliest Known Ancestors
Settings: Privacy and Sharing
Emails, notes and GEDCOMs
Haplotree and SNPs
Surname, haplogroup, and geographic projects
Examples of projects
How to join projects
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced “snips”),
Haplogroups and the Y-DNA Haplotree
Big Y Block Tree
YFull and YSeq