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Y-DNA Haplogroup Origins Guide

Y-DNA Haplogroup Origins allows you to view your Y-DNA matches’ haplogroup information along with a brief description of their anthropological origins.

Accessing Y-DNA Haplogroup Origins 

You can access Y-DNA Haplogroup Origins from your dashboard or from your navigation bar.

To access from your dashboard:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On your dashboard, locate the Y-DNA Results & Tools widget.
  3. On the Y-DNA Results & Tools widget, click the See More button, and select Haplogroup Origins from the list menu.

To access from your navigation bar:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, go to Results & Tools > Y-DNA > Haplogroup Origins.

Y-DNA Haplogroup Origins Overview

Your Haplogroup Information

In the upper-left corner of the page, the following information about your Haplogroup is displayed:

  • Parent haplogroup - This lists the main haplogroup from which your branch descends.
  • Age - The approximate age of your parent haplogroup.
  • Region - The geographic region(s) where this parent haplogroup is most commonly found.

Y-DNA Haplogroup Origins Sections 

Depending on the Y-DNA test(s) you have taken and at which level you have matches, the following sections might be displayed on your Haplogroup Origins. These sections are divided by the marker level of your matches, and further divided by the number of steps separating them from you:

  • Exact Match - Y-STR matches at this level with 0 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.
  • Genetic Distance -1- Y-STR matches at this level with 1 STR difference who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.
  • Genetic Distance -2 - Y-STR matches at this level with 2 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.
  • Genetic Distance -3 - Y-STR matches at this level with 3 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor. 
  • Genetic Distance -4 - Y-STR matches at this level with 4 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.
  •  Genetic Distance -5 - Y-STR matches at this level with 5 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.
  • Genetic Distance -6 - Y-STR matches at this level with 6 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor. 
  • Genetic Distance -7 - Y-STR matches at this level with 7 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.
  • Genetic Distance -8 - Y-STR matches at this level with 8 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.
  • Genetic Distance -9 - Y-STR matches at this level with 9 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor. 
  • Genetic Distance -10 - Y-STR matches at this level with 10 STR differences who have provided a location for their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor.

Your Matches’ Haplogroup Information 

The following information about your Y-DNA matches’ is displayed:

  • Haplogroup – Displays the predicted or confirmed haplogroup of each match. A haplogroup represents a shared maternal line ancestor that lived thousands of years ago. Everyone in a haplogroup shares a common distant ancestor.
  • Country – Self-reported country of the earliest known direct paternal line ancestor of Y-DNA testers.
  • Comments – Additional information about the paternal Earliest Known Ancestors of the matches at this level, such as regional or ethnic connections, as reported by the matches.
  • Match Total – Display the total number of matches who share a particular predicted or confirmed haplogroup and self-reported paternal country of origin.
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