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Last Post: DNA Results Pages
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This is a good place for chatting about off topic subjects and just having fun together. Keep the humor PG13 and things friendly please.
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Last Post: Trees not working
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Jim Barrett
DNA Success Stories
How DNA helped solve a family brick wall. We encourage you to publish your story here. This board is open to customers and visitors.
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Adoptees Forum
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Scientific Papers
For talk of scientific papers on population genetics, archaeology, and anthropology related to DNA and personal ancestry testing.
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Last Post: Positions of STRs?
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Rhys Howitt
The Genographic Project
Do you have results from Genographic? Are you considering testing with them? This board is open to customers and visitors.
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Last Post: mtDNA access
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Maternal Lineages (mtDNA)
mtDNA - Genealogy Basics
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mtDNA - Haplogroup & Origins Basics
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mtDNA - Advanced Topics
Users can exchange advanced information here on mtDNA testing, results, and questions. You must register and sign in to view or post in this forum.
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Paternal Lineages (Y-DNA)
BIG Y and SNP Discovery
This area is for talk about BIG Y results.
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by Asad
Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics
This is an area for those who are new to DNA testing for genealogy can ask about Y-DNA STR based tests and their test results. All may view this forum, but you must register and sign in to post.
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Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics
This forum is for those new to personal ancestry testing on the direct paternal line with Y-DNA SNP tests. All may view this forum, but you must register and sign in to post.
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315 2,577
Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced
Users can exchange information here on Y-DNA testing, results, and questions.
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Last Post: Positions of STRs?
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Rhys Howitt
Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Advanced
Users can talk about SNP based tests such as single SNP testing by Sanger sequencing, Geno 2.0 chip based testing, and next-generation sequencing tests like BIG Y.
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Universal Lineage Testing (Autosomal DNA)
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Family Finder Advanced Topics
Advanced discussion about Family Tree DNA's Family Finder Product.
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George Morley
The X-Chromosome
X-DNA Basics
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X-DNA Advanced
Advanced topics about X-Chromosome matching and anthropologic blocks based on SNPs and/or STRs.
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Group Administrators Forums
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Group Administrators - Advanced Chat
Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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Jim Barrett
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  • ltd-jean-pull
    Latest Y-700 batches
    by ltd-jean-pull
    Please post your batch if you are waiting for results, and also (if you can drag yourself away from your results for a moment!) update to let us know when your test was completed and which batch. Currently waiting for Batch 919 here.
    22 February 2019, 04:38 PM
  • Dano
    Surname change without NPE ?
    by Dano
    I have a query about paternal surnames - in that, is it possible for a surname to change - discounting a NPE. The reason I ask is because my YDNA test has shown up three matches with the same surname, although varying from GD 1 to GD 5. However, having heard a family story in the distant past, which...
    30 July 2020, 10:18 AM