Y-DNA “Paternity Test” for an Ancestor

Y-DNA “Paternity Test” for an Ancestor

Y-DNA isn’t quite a “paternity test,” but can help you solve paternity mysteries, including those for your male ancestors! Here’s how one man used YDNA to help identify an ancestor’s birth father. Thanks to Bob Land for writing this story about how Y-DNA helped him...
YDNA Haplogroup J | J1 and J2

YDNA Haplogroup J | J1 and J2

Y-chromosome haplogroup J, and its subgroups J1 and J2, are connected with origins in the Arabian Peninsula, Southern Europe and North Africa, and among many men of Ashkenazi Jewish, Arab Bedouin, Uygur and Uzbek origin. Explore J haplogroup maps and history here. If...
R1b Haplogroup | R1a Haplogroup

R1b Haplogroup | R1a Haplogroup

What is the R1b haplogroup? Learn about its relationship to the R1a Y-DNA haplogroup and its geographic relationship to Western Europe. See our chart of the best DNA tests for YDNA haplogroups. The R1b haplogroup. Have you heard of it? It’s the most commonly...
FTDNA Updates | Family Tree DNA News

FTDNA Updates | Family Tree DNA News

FTDNA updates! Y DNA and autosomal (Family Finder) customer experience have both had an overhaul. Here’s a quick summary of changes and what to do next on the new FTDNA website with your YDNA and autosomal results. Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has overhauled its website....