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Y-DNA Ancestral Origins Guide

Y-DNA Ancestral 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 Ancestral Origins: 

12 Marker

  • Exact Match - Y-DNA matches at the 12 marker level who match you on all 12 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -1 - Y-DNA matches at the 12 marker level who match you on all but 1 marker and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.

25 Marker

  • Exact Match - Y-DNA matches at the 25 marker level who match you on all 25 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -1 - Y-DNA matches at the 25 marker level who match you on all but 1 marker and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -2 - Y-DNA matches at the 25 marker level who match you on all but 2 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.

37 Marker

  • Exact Match - Y-DNA matches at the 37 marker level who match you on all 37 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -1 - Y-DNA matches at the 37 marker level who match you on all but 1 marker and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -2 - Y-DNA matches at the 37 marker level who match you on all but 2 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -3 - Y-DNA matches at the 37 marker level who match you on all but 3 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -4 - Y-DNA matches at the 37 marker level who match you on all but 4 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.

67 Marker

  • Exact Match - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all 67 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -1 - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all but 1 marker and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -2 - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all but 2 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -3 - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all but 3 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -4 - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all but 4 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -5 - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all but 5 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -6 - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all but 6 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -7 - Y-DNA matches at the 67 marker level who match you on all but 7 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.

111 Marker

  • Exact Match - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all 111 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -1 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 1 marker and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -2 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 2 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -3 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 3 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -4 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 4 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -5 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 5 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -6 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 6 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -7 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 7 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -8 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 8 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -9 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 9 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.
  • Genetic Distance -10 - Y-DNA matches at the 111 marker level who match you on all but 10 markers and have provided a country of origin for their paternal EKA.

Y-DNA Ancestral Origins Columns

The following columns are displayed for each section of your Ancestral Origins:

  • Country - Self-reported country of origin for the maternal Earliest Known Ancestor of your matches at this level.
  • Match Total - Number of matches at this level who reported that their maternal Earliest Known Ancestor is from this country.
  • Country Total - Number of Y-DNA testers at this level in the FamilyTreeDNA database who reported that their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor is from this country.
  • Percentage - Percentage of the database that you match at this level who reported that their paternal Earliest Known Ancestor is from this country.
  • Comment - Additional information about the paternal Earliest Known Ancestors of the matches at this level, such as regional or ethnic connections.
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