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Old 05-16-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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So me, my dad, my brother, and my paternal grandfather were all planning on taking a Y-DNA Test to see where our direct Male ancestors come from. Would we all be the same haplogroup? Or could we have different areas? It is confirmed that we all all related through AncestryDNA, we just wanted to test the male line.

Have your grandfather take the Family Tree Y-DNA-67 Marker Test.


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Unless there is some non-parental fluke the male paternal line should have the same haplogroup. You already documented that you are related so I would think that one test would be sufficient. Did AncestryDNA identify your paternal haplogroup?

AncestryDNA does not identify either Y-DNA Haplogroups or mtDNA Haplogroups.


If you want Haplogroup identification, you must use an alternative testing source, like Family Tree.


Note that your Y-Haplogroup may be different than your mtDNA Haplogroup.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Note that your Y-Haplogroup may be different than your mtDNA Haplogroup.
Not 'may' - will. Y and mtDNA haplogroups are completely different, never the same. A Y haplogroup can't be an mtDNA haplogroup and vice versa.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Have your grandfather take the Family Tree Y-DNA-67 Marker Test.
Why that many markers? None of the tested males in my family have very many close matches at the 37 marker level, though 12 or 25 are pretty worthless.

https://www.familytreedna.com/faq-markers.aspx
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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I have 111 markers and the big y test and not have a single surname match
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Coast of Somewhere Beautiful
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I tested @ 67 markers and had 18 matches within the first week that matched a minimum of 65 markers. I guess it depends upon the surname involved. Of course, none of my matches carry my surname. Guess that tells me something.

I chose 67 markers after getting a lot of excellent feedback on here, as well as lengthy discussions with two administrators from different name projects, one who I knew personally before taking the test. Neither are directly associated with FTDNA. The consensus was clearly in favor of taking the Y-67 test if money permitted. Beyond that, I cannot justify it other than to say I trusted their advice.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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I have 111 markers and the big y test and not have a single surname match
Have you checked for matches at the 67 and 37 level?
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Have your grandfather take the Family Tree Y-DNA-67 Marker Test.





AncestryDNA does not identify either Y-DNA Haplogroups or mtDNA Haplogroups.


If you want Haplogroup identification, you must use an alternative testing source, like Family Tree.


Note that your Y-Haplogroup may be different than your mtDNA Haplogroup.


Well I know that it will be different. Y-Haplogroup comes from Father's Father's line and mtDNA comes from Mother's Mother's line.
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