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Y-DNA – Haplotree & SNPs

The Y-DNA - Haplotree displays your Y-DNA haplogroup information and branches, your home branch, and your Y-DNA SNP (pronounced as snip) results. To access your Y-DNA - Haplotree page: Sign in to your myFTDNA account. On the navigation bar at [...]

mtDNA (Maternal Lineage) Tests

Your direct maternal lineage is the line that follows your mother’s maternal ancestry. This line consists entirely of women, even though both men and women have their mother’s mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). This means that fathers do not pass on their mtDNA to [...]

Chromosome Browser

The Chromosome Browser is a feature of our Family Finder autosomal DNA test. This tool allows you to view and compare the DNA segments that you share with your Family Finder matches. Click image for a closer look. [...]

Y-DNA – Standard Y-STR Values

Y-DNA - Standard Y-STR Values shows the results of standard Y-DNA short tandem repeat (STR) tests: Y-DNA12, Y-DNA25, Y-DNA37, Y-DNA67, Y-DNA111, and Big Y. The following are descriptions of special characters that you might see on your results page: ¤ This result is new since [...]

Big Y

Please note that as of January 30, 2019 the Big Y-700 test is now available, and the Big Y-500 test is no longer available for purchase. The Big Y is a Y-chromosome direct paternal line test. We have designed it to explore deep ancestral links on [...]

Full Mitochondrial Sequence (FMS)

This is your complete mitochondrial DNA. The complete mitochondrial genome consists of a single circular DNA sequence that contains 16,569 base pairs. The FamilyTreeDNA FMS test is called the mtFull Sequence test. This test will return results for all three parts of your mitochondrial [...]

Family Finder – Matches

Family Finder - Matches lists your autosomal DNA matches. The top section of the page allows you to filter your matches; the bottom section displays your Family Finder matches. If you wish to download your matches, use the CSV button or Excel button at [...]

Blaine Bettinger – Genetic Genealogy Interview

Blaine Bettinger was one of the earliest to have a blog, The Genetic Genealogist, dedicated to using DNA for genealogy and personal ancestry. When I began using DNA testing for my personal genealogy research in 2005, I read his posts as part [...]