Please order SNPs with the help of an expert if you aren't sure which SNP(s) will benefit your research. Before ordering, you should ask the advice of an expert on your haplogroup and subclade. We recommend [...]
The following descriptions provide brief overviews of each haplogroup's origin and geographic distribution. Haplogroup A Haplogroup A is the first Y-chromosome lineage to diverge, from which all Y-branches are descended. Haplogroup A is restricted to [...]
Can I skip extensive SNP testing and just test for a downstream Advanced Order SNP? If I am positive, may I assume that I also have all the SNPs above it?
It is possible to order Advanced SNPs in this way. We advise that you do not unless another closely related male from your surname group has already taken a more advanced SNP test such as [...]
The Y-DNA tree begins with the common paternal ancestor to all men alive today. Therefore, Y-DNA haplogroups and the Y-DNA haplogroup testing (like Big Y and Geno 2.0) trace forward from our common paternal ancestor [...]
Yes. If you do not have a Y-DNA STR test, you will not be able to view your haplotree information. Alternatively, you may first take the Geno 2.0 test and then transfer your results to [...]
Are Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) SNPs ever related to recent times and genealogy? Are they always for historic periods and more ancient ancestry?
Y-chromosome DNA SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) are not always from anthropological or even historic times. Some Y-chromosome DNA SNPs are restricted to a single family that is related in genealogical times (one to 15 generations). [...]