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Old 17th July 2017, 11:25 AM
Leta Leta is offline
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How to compare two specific tests?

I transferred my Ancestry DNA data and paid the fee to do so. I then purchased a yDNA test for a male cousin. Both tests are now in the system but I am not seeing a match between the two of us. I have suspected from time to time that this might happen in my maternal line but I would like to compare the two specifically to verify the results. Can this be done here? I can't use the comparison tools in "Matches" because he doesn't come up as a match.

OR... is the problem because he only has a yDNA. Do I need to purchase a Family Finder test for his sample?
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Old 17th July 2017, 11:53 AM
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Yes. Family Finder and Ancestry test autosomal DNA and a Y-DNA test tests the male Y chromosome only. You can't match between the two tests. And if you are a female, you don't even have a Y chromosome.

If you are a male, there is no reason for you to do a Y-DNA test too, as your results would be the same as your brother's.
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Old 17th July 2017, 11:56 AM
MoberlyDrake MoberlyDrake is offline
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And, if you do want to purchase a Family Finder test for your brother, do it by signing into his account and clicking the upgrade button.
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Old 17th July 2017, 01:14 PM
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Thanks. I will look into an upgrade for him, since being female I can't take a yDNA test. For some reason I was under the impression paying extra for the Y test would give the basic Family Finder results plus additional testing for the male line. Obviously I'm still figuring this out.
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Old 17th July 2017, 03:48 PM
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You do have separate accounts for you and your brother, I assume? If you don't, you should call and get that straightened out first.

I recommend the book The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger. It gives you a good introduction to DNA testing at all 3 major companies and explains how to use the results.
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