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Old 12th January 2018, 06:36 AM
mredd mredd is offline
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Smile Who's a better y-test partner Son or 1st Cousin?

Hi All

I am thinking about getting the Y-DNA 67 or 111 after my autosomal results from Ancestry brought about a number of matches on my maternal side but next to nothing on my paternal side.

I have a couple of questions & I hope that someone experienced can offer me some guidance.

1) FTDNA advocate two males known to be related to take the Y-test, is it vital or important to have two people test or is it fine with one person?

2) I ask this (number 1) because I know my son is my son & know my 1st cousin is my 1st cousin. With this in mind if two people is vital then who should be my second tester?

Are my results likely to better via my son or my cousin or is there no benefit of one over the other?

Kind Regards

Ed

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