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    Hi there,

    I recently found that one of my family finder matches, supposedly a 3rd to 5th cousin, happens to have the same Y Haplogroup as I do (R-P312).

    He doesn't show up on my Y results though. Shouldn't he, if he is the same group?

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Do you know whether he shares his Y-DNA results?

    What are yours and his Y-DNA STR tests?

    R-P312 dates way back before any genealogy starts, and Family Finder range is only around 5 generations. So, no he does not need to be in among your Y-DNA matches.

    W.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lobsterjesus View Post
      Hi there,

      I recently found that one of my family finder matches, supposedly a 3rd to 5th cousin, happens to have the same Y Haplogroup as I do (R-P312).

      He doesn't show up on my Y results though. Shouldn't he, if he is the same group?

      Thanks,
      Scott
      Y-DNA matches is based on STR, not SNP. So if he joined project, you can compare the result manually.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lobsterjesus View Post
        Hi there,

        I recently found that one of my family finder matches, supposedly a 3rd to 5th cousin, happens to have the same Y Haplogroup as I do (R-P312).

        He doesn't show up on my Y results though. Shouldn't he, if he is the same group?

        Thanks,
        Scott
        Since you don't match on the Y-DNA then your direct paternal line is very likely to be different from your match's direct paternal line. He would only show as a Y-DNA match if your direct paternal line and your match's direct paternal line were the same or if there was a coincidence in the markers even if you are from different paternal lines.

        P312 is a very common SNP marker among western Europeans. Once the SNP-pack is released you will want to order it and convince all of your matches to order it so you can concentrate on more recent subclades.

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